The ECHOMAP Plus 75cv is one of the Garmin fish finders released in 2018. It offers the same features and includes the same transducer as the ECHOMAP Plus 73cv. There’s only one difference between the two units, this being the included charts, this particular model includes Canada LakeVü, not the US LakeVü. For reference, this is the Garmin part number 010-01895-00.
Key Features and Specifications
- Display: 7″ diagonal, 800H x 400V pixel resolution, WVGA color, backlit
- Sonar: CHIRP Sonar, ClearVü
- Frequency and Coverage:
- High-Wide CHIRP: 150-240 kHz / 24°-16°
- ClearVü: 455 kHz (425-485 kHz) / 50° & 800 kHz (790-850 kHz) / 30°
- Depth Capability:
- 2D Sonar: 800 ft. (244 m)
- ClearVü: 250 ft. (76 m)
- Transducer: CV22HW-TM
- Power Output: 500 W (RMS)
- GPS: 5Hz, Internal
- Maps: Canada LakeVü HD
- Routes, Waypoints, Tracklog: 100; 5,000; 50,000 points (50 saved tracks).
Sonar and transducer
Just like the smaller version, the ECHOMAP Plus 65cv, this unit comes with the CV22HW-TM transducer. This is basically a transducer for freshwater fishing, as its depth capabilities only go up to 800 ft (244 m) in freshwater for 2D and 250 ft (76 m) for ClearVü. But on the other hand, the unit is compatible with a wide array of transducers, including the CV23M-TM or the CV20-TM. With the CV23M-TM, for example, the system should be able to reach depths up to 2,300 ft when using the 2D traditional sonar.
The unit itself is capable of several base frequencies. These are 50/77/83/200 kHz for the 2D traditional CHIRP sonar, and 260/455/800 kHz for ClearVü. The included transducer is only capable of High-Wide CHIRP for 2D, using a CHIRP frequency interval of 150-240 kHz for the unit’s 2D sonar, while for ClearVü it can use the 455/800 kHz modes, the CHIRP modulation intervals for these being 425-485 kHz & 790-850 kHz.
The CV22HW-TM has a power rating of has a power rating of 250 W for the traditional sonar, while the ClearVü element offers a power rating of 350 W. It’s equipped with 20′ (6 m) of cable with an 8-pin connector. It integrates a temperature sensor while the unit not only that can display the temperature detected by the transducer, it also has a Temperature Graph feature. The box includes both transom and trolling motor mounts for the transducer.
As opposed to the Striker Plus 7cv which is also one of the new Garmin fish finders for 2018, the ECHOMAP Plus 75cv has Sonar Recording and Sonar History Rewind features. Therefore, it offers the possibility to scroll through the sonar history in case you want to have another look at a certain spot. This way, you don’t have to re-scan that particular area.
The unit also offers all the standard sonar functions as the other ECHOMAP units. It has Circular Flasher, Fish Symbols, A-Scope, Bottom Lock, various alarms, etc. It also provides traditional sonar support for Minn Kota® and MotorGuide® trolling motors with integrated transducers. Plus, it’s compatible with the Garmin Panoptix all-seeing transducers.
The Garmin ECHOMAP Plus 75cv integrates a 5 Hz GPS which can also use WAAS or EGNOS satellites if available. It provides position upgrades 5 times per second and shows the movement of your boat on the map in real-time. It can also calculate and display the speed of your boat.
The unit has waypoints, routes, and trail recording functions. It can save up to 5,000 waypoints in its memory, and up to 100 routes. It can record and save up to 50 tracks, and each track can have up to 50,000 points. Each saved track can be edited or converted to a route to which you can add waypoints. Also, if you opt for premium charts for your unit, you can benefit from Auto Guidance which is a feature that uses specified information about your vessel in order to determine the best path to your destination.
This Garmin unit includes the Canada LakeVü charts. These charts cover more than 13,500 lakes in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon provinces. Over 4,800 of these lakes feature HD detailing with 1′ contours. In terms of superior charts, the unit can use BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD, Canada LakeVü Ultra, or US LakeVü Ultra. It doesn’t support Navionics charts, though.
Along with the included charts, the unit also has the Quickdraw Contours feature. Quickdraw Contours is up to a point similar to the AutoChart Live feature of the Humminbird HELIX 7 CHIRP DI GPS G2. This feature uses the 2D sonar and GPS data to reveal the depth contours of the lake or river where you’re fishing. This way, you can create your own personalized fishing maps with up to 1′ contours.
The ECHOMAP Plus 75cv is ActiveCaptain compatible. ActiveCaptain is a free Garmin app which offers superior management possibilities of your marine experience. The unit itself has built-in Wi-Fi so you can sync it with your tablet or phone in order to communicate with the ActiveCaptain app, access OneChart, or the Garmin Quickdraw Contours Community. This way you can download contours made with Quickdraw Contours by other anglers, benefit from quick system updates, purchase and download charts, and even get smart notifications.
Finally, this unit supports various peripherals such as AIS units, VHF radio units, different sensors for engine data, and also has the SailAssist features.
Control unit features
The ECHOMAP Plus 75cv features a 7″ WVGA color display, with adjustable LED backlight and a pixel resolution of 800H x 400V. It has both keypad and touchscreen control with a very intuitive interface. For example, you can easily pin any application to the start page and quickly access it from there. You can select various split-screen formats and directly adjust the size of one of the panels if needed, or you can quickly swap between views.
The box includes two mounts, the tilt-and-swivel with quick release cradle, and a flush mount for surface installation. A sun cover is also included.
As we’ve mentioned above, the unit has Wi-Fi connectivity so you can connect online to OneChart for various services or benefit from smart notifications from your tablet or smartphone. However, it also has an NMEA 0183 input/output and supports NMEA 2000. Due to the NMEA integration, you can easily control various peripherals from the Garmin unit. It has a microSD card reader with one slot which can take cards up to 32 GB. It also has a Panoptix port and the standard transducer and an 8-pin port for standard transducers.
Finally, the unit is IPX7 waterproof. This essentially means that the unit can withstand incidental water exposure or rain. It can even withstand immersions in freshwater, up to 1 meter.
- High-Wide CHIRP and ClearVü sonar;
- Supports 50/77/83/200 kHz standard sonar frequencies, and 260/455/800 kHz ClearVü frequencies;
- Panoptix sonar capable;
- Dual-frequency sonar;
- CV22HW-TM transducer included;
- Data graphs and other sonar functions;
- Sonar recording and rewind;
- Multiple standard sonar features such as Bottom Lock, Fish Symbols, Split-Zoom, A-Scope, Circular Flasher, Alarms, etc;
- Fast 5 Hz internal GPS;
- Preloaded with Canada LakeVü charts;
- Compatible with various other chart types, such as BlueChart g2 Vision or LakeVü HD Ultra;
- Quickdraw Contours;
- Shallow Water Shading and Depth Contours Shading;
- Auto Guidance capable;
- Supports AIS and DSC-capable VHF radio;
- Touchscreen and keypad control;
- Intuitive, customizable, and easy-to-use interface;
- Quick disconnection (tilt-swivel) and flush mount included;
- MicroSD card reader (1 slot);
- SailAssist features;
- ActiveCaptain compatible;
- Internal Wi-Fi module;
- NMEA 0183 outs, and NMEA 2000 capable;
- Unit cover included;
- Easy to install.
- The unit is not compatible with Navionics charts;
- NMEA 2000 adapter cable not included.
The Garmin ECHOMAP Plus 75cv is a fish finder and chartplotter offering High-Wide traditional CHIRP & ClearVü sonar, GPS, and the Canada LakeVü charts for inland fishing. It includes the CV22HW-TM transducer, and also support Panoptix transducers. It has Wi-Fi connectivity and is compatible with the ActiveCaptain application. It also has an impressive array of navigation features including SailAssist, Quickdraw Contours, AIS capability etc. It’s an excellent system for inland fishing and navigation, but can be successfully used offshore as well with different charts and a different transducer. In all, it’s versatile fish finder and navigation system, offering great value for the price.