The ECHOMAP Ultra 122sv is one of the Garmin fish finders released in 2019. It is basically offers the same features as the Ultra 126sv that we’ve already covered, the only exception is the map platform. The 122sv model is pre-loaded with the Worldwide Basemap, not the G3 charts. Due to this difference, it is approx. $200 cheaper than the 126sv model, but nonetheless, it offers the same other sonar, networking, and navigation features. For reference, this is the Garmin part number 010-02113-01.
Key Features and Specifications
- Display: 12.1″ diagonal, 1280H x 800V pixel resolution, WXGA color, backlit, touchscreen & keypad
- Sonar: 2D CHIRP, ClearVü, SideVü, Ultra High-Definition Scanning, Panoptix support
- Transducer: GT54UHD-TM
- Frequency and coverage (with the included transducer):
2D CHIRP: 150-240 kHz / 24°-16°
UHD ClearVü: 760-880 kHz / 0.94°x60°
SideVü: 425-485 kHz / 1.62°x50° / 125 ft. (38 m) on each side
UHD SideVü: 1,060-1,170 kHz / 0.441°x52° / 500 ft. (152 m) on each side
- Max. Depth Capability (with the included transducer):
2D CHIRP: 800 ft. (244 m)
UHD ClearVü: 200 ft. (61 m)
SideVü: 125 ft. (38 m)
UHD SideVü: 30 ft. (9 m)
- Max. Power Output: 600 Watts (RMS)
- GPS: 10 Hz, Internal
- Maps: Worldwide Basemap
- Routes, Waypoints, Tracklog: 100; 5,000; 50,000 points (50 saved tracks)
Sonar and transducer
The Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 122sv has built-in UHD ClearVü and UHD SideVü sonar, 2D CHIRP sonar, and also supports Panoptix sonar if paired with a Panoptix transducer. This being said, the unit supports 50/77/200/455/800/1200 kHz, which includes 50/200 kHz and 77/200 kHz dual-frequency.
The box includes the new GT54UHD-TM Ultra HD transducer which offers support for 2D High-Wide CHIRP sonar, UHD SideVü, and UHD ClearVü. This transducer has an internal temperature sensor, 20 ft. (6 m) of cable with a 12-pin connector, and a transom mount.
For the 2D CHIRP sonar mode, the transducer uses a High-Wide CHIRP conical beam at 150-240 kHz with an adjustable coverage of 24°-16° and a maximum depth capability of 800 ft. (244 m). Of course, if the unit is paired with a 50 kHz capable transducer, it can reach depths up to 2,300 ft. (701 m).
For UHD SideVü, the transducer can operate at 1.2 MHz using a CHIRP frequency range of 1,060-1,170 kHz. It uses oval, thin beams with a coverage of approx. 0.441°x52°. Each beam can extend up to 125 ft. (38 m) on the side of the boat. Of course, the depth capability for the UHD SV is not too great, only 30 ft. (9.1 m), but the clarity and detail are considerably superior to regular SideVü. Of course, the unit also offers the regular SideVü mode at 455 kHz (425-485 kHz). In regular SideVü mode, the side beams can extend on each side of the boat up to 500 ft. (152 m), while the depth capability is approx. 125 ft. (38 m).
For UHD ClearVü, the system can only operate at 800 kHz, with a CHIRP range of 760-880 kHz; the 1.2 MHz mode is only available for the UHD SideVü. The CV beam is conical, offering a coverage of approx. 0.94°x60° and a maximum depth capability of 200 ft. (61 m). The regular ClearVü mode at 455 kHz (425 – 485 kHz) is also available and offers a depth capability of approx. 400 ft. (122 m).
The unit offers the full range of standard sonar features. The list includes A-Scope, Bottom Lock, Circular Flasher, Fish Symbols, Sonar Recording, Sonar Rewind, Fish Alarm, Depth Alarm, Temperature Graph, and more.
As we’ve mentioned above, the ECHOMAP Ultra 122sv includes the Worldwide Basemap. These charts only offer basic detail, including shaded relief coverage for oceans, seas, major lakes, and rivers. They also show political boundaries, they offer worldwide city point coverage and indicate NOAA weather polygons for the U.S. But nonetheless, the unit is compatible with all the other charts from Garmin, including LakeVü g3, LakeVü g3 Ultra, BlueChart g3, or BlueChart g3 Vision. These charts are all Navionics-enhanced and provide superior detail. However, the unit is not compatible with Navionics charts.
The unit also has the Quickdraw Contours feature. This is a depth contour recording application which gives you the possibility to reveal and record the depth contours of the lake or body of water where you are fishing as you sail your boat. Therefore, you can create custom charts for any lake, with the most up to date contours, in case the current charts of the unit don’t offer satisfying detail. Also, you can share your custom maps with the Garmin Quickdraw Community, or download already created maps from this database.
Since it’s a chartplotter, the unit is equipped with an internal GPS receiver. Its operating frequency is 10 Hz which means it can provide position updates 10 times per second. It supports WAAS and EGNOS for position enhancements and also has a GPS speed function.
The unit also offers route creation and track recording features. It can record up to 50 tracks with 50,000 points per track and offers the possibility to create and save up to 100 routes. Each track can, later on, be converted to a route to which you can add waypoints. And in terms of waypoints, the unit can save up to 5,000 in its memory, offering a wide array of icons to make them more suggestive.
Last but not least, the ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv offers a variety of other navigation features. The Sail Assist page is included. It supports AIS data, Fusion-Link Compatible radios, and more. However, it does not support Radar. So, in case you’re looking for a Radar-compatible 12″ Garmin unit, the GPSMAP 1242xsv is one to opt for.
Control unit features
Similar to any other fish finder and chartplotter MFD, the Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 122sv features a keypad-assisted interface. It responds to any touchscreen command just like a tablet, but also has a minimalistic keypad on the right side. Its interface is highly intuitive and easy to use. Its homepage is customizable; you can add the most used app combinations to it for quick access. Also, you can work with up to four applications in split-screen format.
The unit is equipped with a WXGA color display, featuring a 12.1″ diagonal and a pixel resolution of 1280 x 800 for crisp quality imaging. It has integrated backlight and provides polarized support. It is also IPX7 waterproof, which essentially means it should withstand incidental water exposure and rain with no problem.
The box includes the classic quick-release mount for the unit. A flush mount and a unit cover are also included.
The ECHOMAP Ultra 122sv offers a fairly decent range of networking features as well. It has NMEA 0183 input and output ports (1 each), 2 Garmin Marine Network™ ports for large connectors, and also supports NMEA 2000. This being said, you can share data between various Garmin units, or enable your unit to communicate with different other instruments such as AIS units, VHF radios, FUSION-Link compatible radios, external GPS sensors, and more. However, it does not support Radar.
The unit also offers wireless connectivity (Bluetooth and WiFi). This being said, you can connect your unit to a WiFi hotspot for data download and upload via the ActiveCaptain app, or you can sync it with your smartphone via Bluetooth and get notifications from your phone on your Garmin unit. Plus, it also has two microSD card slots which you can load either with BlueChart or LakeVü maps, or with blank cards for data backup or data transfer.
- 2D CHIRP sonar;
- ClearVü and SideVü;
- UHD ClearVü and UHD SideVü;
- GT54UHD-TM transducer included;
- Built-in Panoptix sonar support;
- Supports 50/77/83/200/455/800/1200 kHz base frequencies;
- Dual-frequency capable (50/200 & 77/200 kHz)
- 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;
- 10 Hz internal GPS;
- Preloaded with the Worldwide Basemap;
- Supports BlueChart g3, LakeVü g3, BlueChart g3 Vision or LakeVü G3 Ultra;
- Quickdraw Contours;
- SailAssist page;
- Supports AIS and DSC-capable VHF radio;
- Supports FUSION-Link radio;
- Touchscreen and keypad control;
- Intuitive, customizable, and easy-to-use interface;
- Quick disconnection (tilt-swivel) and flush mount included;
- Dual microSD card reader;
- ActiveCaptain compatible;
- Wireless connectivity;
- NMEA 0183 ports, and NMEA 2000 capable;
- Garmin Marine Network ports (2);
- Unit cover included;
- Easy to install.
- Does not support Navionics charts;
- Does not support Radar.
The Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 122sv 010-02113-01 offers UHD SideVü, UHD ClearVü, and High-Wide CHIRP sonar. It includes the GT54UHD-TM transducer and is preloaded with the Worldwide Basemap, it has internal GPS, offers a wide array of networking possibilities, including built-in wireless connectivity, and a keypad-assisted touchscreen interface. It’s a versatile fish finder and chartplotter combo, great for a wide variety of boats.