The ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv 010-02527-01 is a newer version of the 010-02112-01 that we’ve already covered here. This new model comes with the GT56UHD transducer and has the new vivid color palettes for the structure scanning sonar. Also, as opposed to the 102sv model, this one includes both lake and offshore charts for the U.S., rather than just the worldwide basemap.
Key Features and Specifications
- Display: 10″ diagonal, 1280H x 800V pixel resolution, WXGA color, backlit, touchscreen & keypad
- Sonar: 2D CHIRP, ClearVü, SideVü, Ultra High-Definition Scanning, Panoptix LiveScope
- Transducer: GT56UHD-TM
- Frequencies and Beam Coverage (with the included transducer):
Traditional CHIRP: 200 kHz (150-240 kHz) / 24°-16°
ClearVü/SideVü: 1000 kHz (940-1100) / 0.52° x 52°, 800 kHz (790-850 kHz) / 0.64° x 35°, 455 kHz (425-485 kHz) 1.1° x 52°
- Maximum Depth and Side Range (with the included transducer):
Traditional CHIRP: 800 ft. (244 m)
ClearVü: 400 ft. (122 m)
SideVü: 500 ft. (152 m)
- Max. Power Output: 600 Watts (RMS)
- GPS: 10 Hz, Internal
- Maps: LakeVü g3 and BlueChart g3
- Routes, Waypoints, Tracklog: 100; 5,000; 50,000 points (50 saved tracks)
Sonar and transducer
The ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv fish finder supports all the sonar technologies available from Garmin. It has built-in standard CHIRP sonar, ClearVü, and SideVü. It also supports Panoptix live sonar, but in order to use this sonar technology, you will need a Panoptix transducer.
The unit supports multiple frequencies as well. It can use the 50/77/200 kHz base channels for standard CHIRP, as well as 260/455/800/1200 kHz for structure scanning. As we’ve mentioned above, it comes with the GT56UHD-TM transducer which supports all CHIRP, Cv, and Sv sonar technologies. It has 25 ft. (7.6 m) of cable with a 12-pin connector and an internal temperature sensor.
For the standard sonar, the transducer can only use the High CHIRP channel at 200 kHz (150-240 kHz). The beam is conical; it offers a variable coverage of 24° – 16° and a maximum depth range of 800 ft. (244 m).
For, structure scanning, the transducer uses oval beams. Their coverage is 1.1° x 52° @ 455 kHz (425-485 kHz), 0.64° x 35° @ 800 kHz (790-850 kHz), and 0.52° x 52° @ 1000 kHz (940-1100 kHz). The maximum side range that can be achieved with the SideVü sonar is 500 ft. (152 m), while the maximum depth that can be reached by the ClearVü sonar is 400 ft. (122 m).
Of course, the unit offers multiple useful standard sonar features and functions. To begin with, it has the new Vivid Color Palette. In other words, the unit offers several color modes for the ClearVü and SideVü sonar which can help a lot with distinguishing fish from structure or vegetation. The list of sonar features also includes A-Scope, Fish Symbol ID, Circular Flasher, Bottom Lock, Depth Alarm, Fish Alarm, and more. The unit also has Sonar Recording and a Temperature Graph feature.
The Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv 010-02527-01 is chartplotter equipped with a 10 Hz internal GPS. It provides position updates 10 times per second and also supports WAAS, EGNOS, and MSAS for position augmentation.
The unit has waypoint creation, route creation, and trackplotting functions. You can save up to 5,000 waypoints in its memory, 100 routes, and up to 50 tracks. Each track can have 50,000 points.
In terms of charts, this Garmin fish finder offers both BlueChart g3 and LakeVü g3. The LakeVü charts offer coverage for the U.S. inland waters and cover more than 17,000 lakes, reservoirs, and rivers with 1-foot depth contours. The BlueChart g3 charts offer coastal coverage for the West Coast, the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Canadian side of the Great Lakes. Both chart platforms are enhanced with Navionics data. They also offer features such as Depth Range Shading, Auto Guidance, and more. Of course, the unit also supports the premium versions of these charts, the LakeVü g3 Ultra and BlueChart g3 Vision. However, it does not support Navionics charts such as Navionics+ or Navionics Platinum+.
In addition to the U.S. lake and coastal charts, the ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv also has the Quickdraw Contours feature. This is a bathymetric mapping application that offers you the possibility to craft your own custom maps. It uses the CHIRP sonar and the GPS data to scan the depth contours of the lake, and then draws them on your map.
The unit doesn’t support radar. However, it does support AIS units, can display position data from DSC-capable VHF radio. It also supports FUSION-Link™ compatible radios. Plus, it offers a wide array of gauges and graphs for information with regards to your engine, fuel, trips, wind, tides, currents, and more. Sailing features are also included, as well as motor control and setting features.
Control unit features
The ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv 010-02527-01 is equipped with a 10-inch WXGA IPS display featuring a pixel matrix of 1280H x 800V, and LED backlight for superior visibility in direct sunlight. The unit is IPX7 waterproof so it can withstand incidental water exposure with no problem. It also has both touchscreen technology and a side keypad for easy usage and navigation.
In terms of networking, this Garmin fish finder supports NMEA 0183 and NMEA 2000. It also has two Garmin Marine Network™ ports for large connectors. This being said, you can share data between various Garmin units, or enable your ECHOMAP Ultra chartplotter to communicate with different other instruments such as AIS units, VHF radios, FUSION-Link compatible radios, external GPS sensors, and more. Also, the unit has a dual microSD card reader.
The unit also has wireless connectivity (WiFi). This being said, you can sync it with your tablet or smartphone via the ActiveCaptain app. This app opens a wide array of features. For example, your can pre-plan a fishing trip and pre-fish a lake before even leaving your house, access the Garmin Quickdraw Community for map uploads or downloads, easily update the unit’s software if necessary, and even benefit from smart notifications from your phone.
The unit comes with the quick-release mount. The flush mount and the unit cover are not included.
- Traditional 2D CHIRP sonar;
- UHD ClearVü and UHD SideVü;
- GT56UHD-TM transducer included;
- Supports Panoptix sonar;
- 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;
- Vivid color palettes for the structure scanning sonar;
- 10 Hz internal GPS;
- Preloaded with the LakeVü g3, and BlueChart g3;
- Compatible with various other chart types, such as BlueChart g3 Vision or LakeVü G3 Ultra;
- Auto Guidance capable;
- Quickdraw Contours mapping feature included;
- Shallow Water Shading;
- Sailing features and motor control features;
- Supports AIS and DSC-capable VHF radio;
- Supports FUSION-Link radio;
- Touchscreen and keypad control;
- Intuitive, customizable, and easy-to-use interface;
- Dual microSD card reader;
- ActiveCaptain compatible;
- Wireless connectivity;
- NMEA 0183 ports, and NMEA 2000 capable;
- Garmin Marine Network ports (2);
- Quick disconnection (tilt-swivel) and flush mount included;
- Unit cover included;
- Easy to install.
- Does not support Radar;
- Does not support charts from Navionics.
The Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv 010-02527-01 is a fish finder and chartplotter that offers CHIRP sonar, UHD ClearVü, UHD SideVü, and Panoptix sonar support. It includes the GT56UHD-TM transducer, and is preloaded with the LakeVü and BlueChart g3 maps. It has a 10 Hz internal GPS receiver, it is NMEA 2000 capable, and has built-in WiFi for online connectivity, also being compatible with the ActiveCaptain app. In all, it’s a great unit for a wide range of boats, for both in-land and off-shore fishing.