Active Imaging 3-in-1
The NSX 3007 is one of the fish finder and chartplotter units released by Simrad in 2022. As opposed to the older GO7 XSE, it has a newer interface, a new operating system, and supports the newer C-MAP chart platforms. It actually includes the C-MAP Discover X charts. Also, this is the Simrad part number 000-15365-001, the one that comes with the Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer.
Key Features and Specifications
- Display: 7″ diagonal, 1024H x 600V pixel matrix, with adjustable LED backlight
- Sonar: Active Imaging 3-in-1
- Transducer: Active Imaging 3-in-1
- Depth Capability (with the included transducer):
1,000 ft. (305 m) for the CHIRP sonar
300 ft. (91 m) for DownScan
- Frequency and Coverage (with the included transducer):
21° @ 200 kHz
52° @ 83 kHz
300 ft. (91 m) @ 455 kHz SideScan
150 ft. (46 m) @ 800 kHz SideScan
- Power Input: 12 V DC (10 – 17 V DC min – max)
- GPS: 32-channel, 10 Hz internal
- Charts: C-MAP Discover X
- Waypoints, routes, tracks: 6000, 500, 50
- Networking: Ethernet, NMEA 2000, WiFi
Sonar and transducer
As a fish finder, the Simrad NSX 3007 offers three sonar technologies. These are standard CHIRP, DownScan, and SideScan. As we’ve already mentioned, this is the 000-15365-001, the one that comes with the Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer which supports all three sonar technologies. The unit also supports the 50 kHz frequency so you can pair it with a 50 kHz compatible transducer for greater depth range scanning possibilities. However, it does not support Active Target Live sonar, at least not for now.
The AI 3-in-1 transducer comes with a transom mount but can also be mounted on a trolling motor. It features 25 ft. (7.6 m) of cable with a 9-pin connector. It also has an internal temperature sensor and the unit can indicate water temperature. It supports four frequencies; these are 83/200 kHz for the CHIRP sonar, and 455/800 kHz for structure scanning.
For the standard CHIRP sonar, the transducer casts conical beams. Their coverage is 21° for the 200 kHz frequency, and 52° for the 83 kHz frequency. The exact CHIRP intervals are not specified. The maximum possible depth range that can be achieved with this transducer while using the standard CHIRP beams is 1,000 ft. (305 m).
For DownScan and SideScan, the Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer casts oval beams. Their angles are not specified. The maximum depth range of the DownScan beam is 300 ft. (91 m) when using the 455 kHz frequency. The maximum side range for SideScan is also 300 ft. (91 m) for the 455 kHz frequency, while at 800 kHz the beam range is 150 ft. (46 m).
Similar to the Lowrance HOOK Reveal 7, it has the FishReveal feature which allows you to view the fish arches caught by the standard CHIRP sonar within the DownScan window. It also has the DownScan Overlay function that simply allows you to overlay the DownScan image on top of the standard CHIRP image. Among other features, we can count Sonar Recording, Fish ID, Gain Adjustment, Split Zoom, Temperature Graph, and more. However, since it’s a unit meant for usage on a boat, it does not have a Circular Flasher view.
Like all the other Simrad MFDs, the NSX 3007 is a chartplotter as well. It actually offers quite an impressive range of navigation features and compatibilities. First of all, it has a 32-channel, 10 Hz internal GPS and also supports GLONASS, MSAS, WAAS, and EGNOS. It can hold up to 500 routes in its memory, 6,000 waypoints, and 50 tracks. Each route can have 100 route points, and each track can have 12,000 track points.
The unit comes with the C-MAP Discover X charts. These come as a card; they’re not built in the unit. These are next-generation charts, offering full-featured vector data, high-res bathymetry, custom depth shading, detailed marina port plans, harbor and approach details, tides and currents information, a new map inspector tool, smooth app integration, and more. They are considerably better than the charts included with the previous GO XSE models, and of course, they offer more recent data.
The unit is also compatible with the C-MAP Reveal X charts which are basically a superior version of the Discover X maps, offering shaded relief and satellite imaging. However, the unit does not support Navionics charts. It also does not have a feature for bathymetric mapping like the Genesis Live available with the HOOK Reveal units, for example.
The Simrad NSX 3007 unit supports HALO radar. It should work with 3G and 4G broadband radar units, but these have not been fully tested, and thus aren’t officially supported (at least not for now). It supports autopilots; the list includes Simrad NAC-1, NAC-2, NAC-3, NAC-D, and SGO5. Trolling motors are not currently supported (support for them may be added in future software updates). It also supports advanced engine monitoring.
Control unit features
The Simrad NSX 3007 is a multi-function display (MFD), so it functions like a tablet, featuring touchscreen technology. It does not have a keypad. It has a 7-inch diagonal display with a pixel resolution of 1024H x 600V. Its screen brightness is >1200 nits, and the display offers excellent visibility from angles up to 85° (top, bottom, left, and right). It is also IPX6 and IPX7 waterproof.
The new Simrad NSX units have a brand new operating system called Neon. It was re-written from scratch and has a highly intuitive interface. Its homepage can be easily customized with various shortcuts. It also supports various split-view formats, but not for IP cameras, just for the built-in applications.
The unit offers superior networking features. To begin with, it has Ethernet and NMEA 2000 connectors, as well as a microSD card slot. The NSX 3009 models and above also have a USB port. Via Ethernet, you can connect radar modules and IP cameras (FLIR cameras are not supported), as well as Digital Switching. Via NMEA 2000, you can connect audio units such as SonicHub 2, Fusion, Kicker, Polk, and others, as well as auto-pilots and engine data.
The unit also has WiFi connectivity. You can connect it to a WiFi hotspot just like a tablet or laptop, in order to download software updates with ease. It is also compatible with the Simrad App. You can install this app on your phone or tablet, personalize charts, plot routes, add waypoints, etc., and then sync the data with your Simrad NSX chartplotter. You can also mirror your plotter on your phone via this app, as well as see other app users around you, benefit from weather data, and more.
Finally, the unit comes with a standard bracket mount. A flush-mount, corner clips, and a unit cover are also included.
- CHIRP, DownScan, and SideScan sonar;
- Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer included;
- Depth range up to 1,000 ft. with the included transducer;
- Fast chart updates, fast navigation through menus;
- New and superior operating system;
- Setup Wizard feature for easy and intuitive setup;
- Easy to use, intuitive interface, with touchscreen technology;
- Super-bright display, excellent readability;
- Various sonar functions, such as FishReveal, Overlay DownScan, Bottom Lock, A-Scope, Fish ID, Sonar Recording, etc;
- 10 Hz internal GPS, 32-channel;
- C-MAP Discover X charts card included;
- Supports C-MAP Reveal X charts;
- Supports AIS;
- Supports HALO radar units;
- Supports broadband 3G/4G radar units;
- Engine data view;
- Autopilot integration;
- One microSD card slot;
- NMEA 2000 connectivity (1 Micro-C port);
- Ethernet connectivity;
- Wireless connectivity;
- Simrad app integration;
- Richer pixel resolution than the previous Go series models (1024 x 600);
- Sun cover included;
- In-dash mounting kit included;
- Available in multiple language packs.
- Does not have the Genesis Live feature;
- Does not support other charts than C-MAP Discover X and Reveal X (at least not for now);
- Does not have a Circular Flasher feature.
The Simrad NSX 3007 Active Imaging 3-in-1 C-MAP Discover X is a multi-function display offering SideScan, DownScan, and CHIRP sonar and includes the Active Imaging 3-in-1 transducer. It has internal GPS and comes with the C-MAP Discover X charts. It also offers superior networking features, such as Ethernet, NMEA 2000, and wireless connectivity. It’s an excellent tool for both in-land and off-shore fishing, great for a wide array of boats.