Garmin's Next-Gen ECHOMAP Ultra 2 Series

New Garmin chartplotters offer premium sonar and mapping, wireless networking and more.

Garmin has just announced the ECHOMAP Ultra 2 chartplotter series designed with advanced features for inshore anglers. Offering a 10- or 12-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen with keyed assist, they put UHD scanning sonar, preloaded Garmin Navionics+ mapping, wireless networking capabilities and more at an angler’s fingertips.

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Serious anglers and weekend warriors alike have for years enjoyed the ECHOMAP Ultra series, and the new ECHOMAP Ultra 2 series is even more versatile and easier to use than before. Combining power and functionality, the ECHOMAP Ultra 2 series exciting new features include:

  1. Wireless Networking: Share sonar, waypoints and routes with another ECHOMAP Ultra 2 or ECHOMAP UHD2 chartplotter on the boat, reducing the need to drill extra holes in the boat, while also keeping the deck space free from the clutter of extra cables.
  2. Position Accuracy: Multi- band GPS technology with fast 10Hz updates provides improved position accuracy.
  3. Screen Recording: Using the ActiveCaptain app, capture what’s on the chartplotter screen, including fish seen on LiveScope sonar (if installed)  to share via text or social media.
  4. Ease of Use: Featuring a modernised operating system with updated graphics, menus and a new homepage, anglers will appreciate how intuitive and easy-to-use the Ultra 2 series is.

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For nearly photographic images of fish and structure, the Ultra 2 chartplotters are available bundled with a GT56UHD all-in-one transducer that provides Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar and Ultra High-Definition ClearVü and SideVü scanning images of what’s below and to the sides of the boat. The new series also supports the full lineup of Garmin’s award-winning LiveScope live-scanning sonar.

Available in two sizes, the ECHOMAP Ultra 2 106sv with a 10-inch display and ECHOMAP Ultra 2 126sv with a 12-inch display, the new series offers unparalleled mapping coverage and detail for both coastal and inland waters with built-in Garmin Navionics+. In addition to the included 1-year subscription for daily updates, Garmin Navionics+ also offers depth range shading and Auto Guidance+2 for faster suggested route calculations. Anglers can also upgrade to Garmin Navionics Vision+ premium mapping, which offers high-resolution relief shading and more. To instantly create personalized fishing maps, the series also includes built-in Quickdraw Contours mapping software to deliver HD maps with 1-foot contours on any body of water.

When wirelessly integrated with a Garmin Force trolling motor, anglers can create routes, patterns and tracks for the trolling motor to follow while they fish. From the chartplotter screen, they can also control speed, check battery life and more.

Expected to be available next month in NZ, the ECHOMAP Ultra 2 chartplotters include a quick-release mount for fast and easy mobility, and they are sold with or without a GT56UHD-TM transducer. Recommended retail prices range from $4,299 to $5,299. To learn more, visit the Garmin website.

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