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#11608114 - 05/17/16 11:47 AM Garmin electronics. What's your opinion.
crna13 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 271
Loc: Bullard
Looking to buy Garmin electronics. Anyone have experience with them? Likes or dislikes ? Thanks

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#11608201 - 05/17/16 12:28 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: crna13]
Bass Buster1 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1352
Loc: Denton
It is what I have and they work great. 93SV at the console and 73DV at the bow.
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#11608263 - 05/17/16 12:53 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: crna13]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6140
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
93SV,...GREAT. fish
If your ever at fork give me a shout I'll show ya

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#11608332 - 05/17/16 01:22 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: JIM SR.]
Dosser Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 2150
I had them on my last boat, would love to get rid of the humminbirds on my new boat and get Garmins again
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#11608366 - 05/17/16 01:41 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: crna13]
crna13 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 271
Loc: Bullard
Thank y'all. Saw a post earlier about the maps not lining up with navionics

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#11608370 - 05/17/16 01:42 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: crna13]
Panhandle Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 6139
Loc: Amarillo TX
I have the 1040XS units. 2D, down and side scan are great. Very easy to use. Mapping is just ok, in my opinion.
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#11608379 - 05/17/16 01:45 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: crna13]
coachallentca Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3746
Loc: crowley
yep 1040xs here also and will not go back to the others. Get hot spots and lake view ultra and you will love what u see.
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#11608644 - 05/17/16 03:35 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: crna13]
WCGunns Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/06/11
Posts: 350
Loc: Northern DFW, Texas
I've got the same setup as BassBuster1 and I'm very pleased with them.

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#11608660 - 05/17/16 03:43 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: Bass Buster1]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 653
I have exact same setup and they are very good units.

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#11608678 - 05/17/16 03:50 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: coachallentca]
Panhandle Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
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Loc: Amarillo TX
Originally Posted By: coachallentca
yep 1040xs here also and will not go back to the others. Get hot spots and lake view ultra and you will love what u see.

I have the lakeview ultra. What is hot spots?
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#11608684 - 05/17/16 03:53 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: crna13]
JoeyC Offline
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 262
Loc: Grand Prairie
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/maps/on-...prod550906.html

It shows you places of interest on the water like brush piles, etc. I haven't decided whether to buy it or not because according the the Garmin website the lakes I fish don't have it. I'm still trying to confirm that though.

To the OP I have a 93SV and 73DV as well. I'm pretty happy with them. Straight out the box with default settings you get good images.


Edited by JoeyC (05/17/16 03:55 PM)

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#11608732 - 05/17/16 04:17 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: crna13]
Bass Buster1 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1352
Loc: Denton
I have not figured a way to make it talk to Navionics. I am no electronics pro!! I am happy with the units and the mapping which I did upgrade. What the mapping does not have are all of the house foundations and that kind of stuff pre loaded. I am glad to see they have the fishing hotspots(they may have had this for a while but it is new to me)I will be downloading that very soon! The images and all of that work great out of the box. What I liked was the fact that I did not need extra boxes or cables or anything to make them work. I installed them, followed instructions to update software, and went fishing. My kind of stuff, turn it on and it works. I will say that if you want to read depth while on plane, you need a shoot through hull transducer and a different unit. Mine works up to about 7MPH without distortion which could be where I located my transducer but I have heard others give similar results. GPS, time, water temp, all that stuff is great and all really easy to figure out even for a dummy like me.
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#11608872 - 05/17/16 05:22 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: JoeyC]
Chris_K Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 863
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: JoeyC
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/maps/on-...prod550906.html

It shows you places of interest on the water like brush piles, etc. I haven't decided whether to buy it or not because according the the Garmin website the lakes I fish don't have it. I'm still trying to confirm that though.

To the OP I have a 93SV and 73DV as well. I'm pretty happy with them. Straight out the box with default settings you get good images.
where can you find a list of lakes it supports?

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#11608902 - 05/17/16 05:34 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: Bass Buster1]
MagFluker Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/29/12
Posts: 707
Loc: Austin, TX
If you buy the navionics apps for your phone you can find all the foundations, road beds etc and get the coordinates and punch them into your graph if you can find the time.
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#11608907 - 05/17/16 05:36 PM Re: Garmin electronics. What's your opinion. [Re: crna13]
shiv Offline
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Registered: 04/28/04
Posts: 105
Loc: Flower Mound TX
I've got the 73 SV with fishing hots spots and love it!
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