texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Mud hole 82, JBaer, Brent3B, Latetothegame, BDK3
114986 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 101,273
hopalong 95,393
Pilothawk 80,763
John175☮ 78,832
Bigbob_FTW 72,377
JDavis7873 67,402
Derek 🐝 66,256
Mark Perry 62,446
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,144,164
Posts15,634,409
Members139,986
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Simrad?? #13931330 03/22/21 12:02 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 139
P
Phantom Fisherman Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
P
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 139
Anyone have any experience with Simrad GPS/Sonar units. I am wondering how they compare with Garmin and Hummingbird? I have heard Simrad is owned by Lowrance but not sure about that.

Last edited by Phantom Fisherman; 03/22/21 12:03 AM.

Phantom Fisherman
Wet Rooster Jigs Fishing Super Store
Re: Simrad?? [Re: Phantom Fisherman] #13931419 03/22/21 01:37 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,307
H
HonkyVoodooFishing Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
H
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 1,307
Lowrance and Simrad are both owned by the parent company Navico. The Simrads have a very similar user experience/operating system and support most of the featured their little brothers the Lowrance supports.

I run Simrad on my offshore boat and Lowrance on the flats boat.....they both do a great job.


Instagram @honkyvoodoofishing
Re: Simrad?? [Re: HonkyVoodooFishing] #13932160 03/22/21 06:03 PM
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 5,848
H
Holzer Online Shocked
TFF Celebrity
Online Shocked
TFF Celebrity
H
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 5,848
Originally Posted by HonkyVoodooFishing
Lowrance and Simrad are both owned by the parent company Navico. The Simrads have a very similar user experience/operating system and support most of the featured their little brothers the Lowrance supports.

I run Simrad on my offshore boat and Lowrance on the flats boat.....they both do a great job.


Casey?
If so, PM me.


Holzer
My pic is gone frown
Re: Simrad?? [Re: Phantom Fisherman] #13938199 03/27/21 03:38 AM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 361
ShinerInTx Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 361
I was using a Simrad Go7 XSE up until a few years ago. In my opinion, overall it was great. I believe it is essentially the same technology as Lowrance Elite Ti, but completely touch screen. I think Lowrance and Simrad have the same parent company. I have a hummingbird helix 12 now.

Simrad pluses:
Touch screen (except operating in wind/waves), pinch to zoom.
Lower frequency 2D (83 hz?). I really liked the wider cone.
I thought the side scan was a very good picture. The fish on Simrad side-scan seem to show up bigger (relatively) IMO, making them easy to pick out.
A truer customization of screen settings.

Simrad minus:
The transducer was very, very long.
I couldn’t tell that their higher frequency side scan improved anything over their lower frequency.
There are a few less “dials” to tweak on the sonar (although, IMO, it’s auto settings were really good).

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3