The new Striker Plus series of Garmin fish finders includes a 9″ unit, as opposed to the older Striker series which only had units up to 7″. The Garmin Striker Plus 9sv that we’re going to cover here basically offers the same feature range as the Striker Plus 7sv, only it has a wider display. It’s a unit that focuses on fish finding features but does have basic navigation features as well, including a GPS plotter and the Quickdraw Contours feature. For reference, this is the Garmin part number 010-01875-00.
Key Features and Specifications
- Display: 9″ diagonal, 800H x 480V pixel resolution, WVGA color, backlit
- Sonar: High Wide Traditional CHIRP, CHIRP ClearVü, CHIRP SideVü
- Frequency and Coverage:
- 2D Sonar: High Wide CHIRP 150-240 kHz, 24°-16°
- ClearVü: 455 kHz (425-485 kHz) 2.0° / 50° and 800 kHz (790-850 kHz) 1.0° / 30°
- SideVü: 455 kHz (425-485 kHz) 2.0° / 50° and 800 kHz (790-850 kHz) 1.0° / 30°
- Depth Capability:
- 2D: 800 ft (244 m)
- DownVü: 250 ft (76 m)
- SideVü: 500 ft (152 m)
- Transducer: CV52HW-TM (12-pin)
- Power Output: 500 Watts (RMS)
- GPS: High-precision, internal
- Charts: No
- Waypoints: 5,000
Sonar and transducer
The Garmin Striker Plus 9sv comes with the CV52HW-TM transducer which integrates a temperature sensor, has 20 ft (6 m) of cable with a 12-pin connector, and a transom mount. This transducer is capable of a High Wide CHIRP beam at 150-240 kHz, and 455 kHz (425-485 kHz) / 800 kHz (790-850 kHz) for ClearVü and SideVü. However, the unit itself supports various other frequencies, including 50/77/200 kHz. It does not support Panoptix transducers, though.
The transducer uses a conical beam with a coverage between 24°-16° for the unit’s 2D CHIRP sonar. The depth capability of this sonar beam is approx. 800 ft (244 m), but with a 50/200 kHz transducer, the system should reach greater depths, up to 2,300 ft (701 m).
For ClearVü and SideVü, the transducer uses thin beams, similar to the beams of a scanner. Their coverage is 2.0°/50° @ 455 kHz, and approx. 1.0°/30° @ 800 kHz. The CV/SV depth capabilities go up to 500 ft (152 m).
Just as the ECHOMAP Plus units, the Striker Plus 9sv offers the full range of standard sonar features, including Fish Symbol ID sonar view, UltraScroll, AutoGain, Flasher mode for ice fishing, A-Scope, Bottom Lock, Fish Alarm, Depth Alarm, and many more. It does not have Sonar Recording and Sonar Rewind features, though.
Although it’s not a full chartplotter as the ECHOMAP Plus 93sv for example, this Garmin fish finder does offer a basic set of navigation features. To begin with, it has the basic GPS plotter which shows the position of your boat on a blank sheet, without any charts. The unit does not have a microSD or an SD card reader, so it cannot be upgraded, nor it is compatible with any charts. It also offers the possibility to save up to 5,000 waypoints within the unit’s memory. It shows coordinates for any point marked and for your current location. It can also calculate the speed of your boat.
A track recording function and a route creation function are also available. Therefore, you can record your course to review or re-trace later. You can also create routes by connecting several waypoints.
Despite the fact that the unit doesn’t have charts, it does have the Quickdraw Contours feature. This fishing and navigation tool uses the 2D sonar and the GPS information in order to reveal and draw the depth contours of the body of water where you’re fishing. In other words, you can create personalized maps with up to 1′ depth contours. The unit can record up to 2 million acres and save up to 1,500 hours of recording.
Control unit features
As its name suggests, the Striker Plus 9sv is a 9-inch display unit. Evidently, its display is full-color, WVGA type, with a pixel resolution of 800 x 480. It has incorporated LED backlight which considerably improves its readability in direct sunlight. It’s also IPX7 waterproof which means that it can withstand rain or incidental water exposure.
The box includes only the classic tilt mount. A flush mount and a unit cover are not included.
The Striker Plus 9sv is not a networkable unit. It doesn’t have Ethernet, nor does offer NMEA support. It also does not have an SD or microSD card reader, so you cannot upgrade it with charts.
One of the new features available with all the 7″ and 9″ Striker units, is the built-in Wi-Fi. This feature gives you the possibility to access the ActiveCaptain™ app. With a Wi-Fi connection available, the unit can receive smart notifications, access the Garmin Quickdraw Contours Community to share maps and waypoints, get instant software updates, and more.
- CHIRP 2D, ClearVü, and SideVü sonar;
- CV52HW-TM transducer included;
- Capable of 50/77/200 kHz frequencies for 2D sonar & 260/455/800 kHz frequencies for ClearVü sonar;
- Dual-frequency sonar;
- Various sonar features such as Fish Symbols, A-Scope, Ultrascroll, Flasher, Bottom Lock etc;
- High-sensitivity GPS;
- Quickdraw Contours;
- Depth Range Shading;
- Can save up to 5,000 waypoints;
- Can show coordinates;
- Can calculate the speed of your boat;
- Integrated Wi-Fi and ActiveCaptainTM compatibility;
- Large, ultra-bright display, 9″ in diagonal;
- IPX7 waterproof and LED backlight for better readability in direct sunlight;
- Easy to install;
- Affordable unit.
- Unit cover not included;
- Flush mount not included;
- No microSD or SD card reader;
- Not networkable.
The Garmin Striker Plus 9sv is a fish finder featuring 2D CHIRP, ClearVü, SideVü sonar, and a basic GPS plotter, plus the Quickdraw Contours feature. It includes the CV52HW-TM transducer, which supports all the units sonar technologies. Plus, it has built-in Wi-Fi and is compatible with the ActiveCaptain app. It’s an excellent unit for boats of all sizes, for both inland and off-shore fishing. It doesn’t support charts and doesn’t offer NMEA support, but on the other hand, it costs a few $100s less than a full, 9″ chartplotter. So, if you want to save money on the navigation features, this may be the right unit for you.