Garmin introduces next-gen Echomap Ultra 2 series 

Garmin, a leading marine electronics manufacturer, has launched the Echomap Ultra 2 chartplotter series designed with advanced features for inland and nearshore anglers. Offering a 10- or 12-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen with keyed assist, the models include UHD scanning sonar, support for Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+ mapping with a one-year subscription for daily updates and wireless networking […] The post Garmin introduces next-gen Echomap Ultra 2 series  appeared first on Marine Industry News.

Garmin introduces next-gen Echomap Ultra 2 series 

Garmin, a leading marine electronics manufacturer, has launched the Echomap Ultra 2 chartplotter series designed with advanced features for inland and nearshore anglers.

Offering a 10- or 12-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen with keyed assist, the models include UHD scanning sonar, support for Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+ mapping with a one-year subscription for daily updates and wireless networking capabilities. 

“Professional anglers and weekend warriors alike have for years relied on the Echomap Ultra series to provide superior sonar and mapping with a touchscreen design that can be quickly installed and removed from the boat at the end of the day. With the addition of wireless networking, multi-band GPS and a new user interface, the new Echomap Ultra 2 series is even more versatile and easier to use than before,” says Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.

Features include:

  • 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. 
  • Position Accuracy: Multi-band GPS technology with fast 10Hz updates provides improved position accuracy, which can benefit anglers particularly in areas such as under bridges, along bluffs or in coves with tree cover. 
  • Screen Recording: Using the ActiveCaptain app, capture what’s on the chartplotter screen, including fish catches seen on LiveScope sonar (if installed) to share via text or social media.  
  • Ease of Use: Featuring a modernised operating system with updated graphics, menus and a new homepage. 

According to Garmin, 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. 

garmin Echomap Ultra 2 chartplotter

Available in two sizes, the Echomap Ultra 2 102sv with a 10-inch display and Echomap Ultra 2 122sv with a 12-inch display, the new series offers coverage and detail for both coastal and inland waters with support for optional Garmin Navionics+.

In addition to the included one-year subscription for daily updates, Garmin Navionics+ also offers depth range shading and Auto Guidance+2 for faster route calculation speeds of suggested pathways. Anglers can also upgrade to Garmin Navionics Vision+ premium mapping, which offers high-resolution relief shading and more. To instantly create personalised fishing maps, the series also includes built-in Quickdraw Contours mapping software to deliver HD maps with 0.5 m 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 November 2023, the Echomap Ultra 2 chartplotters include a quick-release mount and are sold with or without a GT56UHD-TM transducer. Suggested retail prices ranging from £1939.99 to £3079.99.   

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