Garmin echo 200: I thought I would do a Review of different manufacturers of Fish finders just so we could compare a few different ones. What I was a little surprised at was the lack of Information for the Garmin Fish finders. I had to do a lot of searching to find out the statistics, I needed to know to be able to give a good review.
After a lot of time researching The Garmin echo 200, I feel this is a very good review with enough Information to let you make a good decision on whether it is something you would be Interested in purchasing.
Garmin echo 200 Features
- Garmin HD-ID™ technology
- 300 watts (RMS) transmit power
- Depths to 1,500 ft (457.2 m) in fresh water
- Beam width to 120 degrees
- 5″ (12.7 cm), 16-level grayscale display, 480 x 320 HVGA
- Tilt/swivel mount, transducer, trolling motor clamp and transom mount
- Smooth Scaling Technology:
- What Smooth Scaling Technology does is allows you to view sonar history as the depth ranges change. If you’re moving along and pass something that catches your eye but you just didn’t catch it in time, have no fear. Rewind sonar history allows you to go back and view the sonar picture from where you were previously.
- Transmit power
- 300W (RMS)/2,400W (peak to peak)
- Voltage range 10V – 28V input
- Quick releases mount with tilt and swivel
- Trolling motor mount or transom mount both includes
- Mount & Go
- Garmin echo 200 is one of the most intuitive fishfinders on the market.
- Installation takes only a few minutes using the quick-release tilt mount and versatile transom-mount transducer included in the box.
- Capable of displaying depth, water temperature, and water speed numbers
- Dual Beam 60 degree or 120
- 16-level grayscale, HGVA
- 5in grayscale display
- Quick Feature Chart For you:
- Audible alarms: Yes
- Dual-frequency sonar capable: Yes
- Dual-beam sonar capable: Yes
- Split-screen zoom: Yes
- Ultrascroll®(displays fish targets at higher boat speeds): Yes
- Fish Symbol ID (helps identify fish targets): Yes
- AutoGain Technology (minimizes clutter, maximizes targets): Yes
- Whiteline (indicates hard or soft bottom): Yes (always on)
- Adjustable depth line (measures the depth of underwater objects): Yes
- A-scope (real time display of fish passing through transducer beam): Yes
- Water temperature log and graph: Yes
- Water temperature sensor included: Yes
Garmin echo 200 FishFinder Pros & Cons
Garmin echo 200 Pros
- Works great on the shallow water and on deep water
- Garmin echo 200 FishFinder, Easy to see in the sun
Garmin echo 200 Cons
- Connection to the transducer… If the transducer connection is not pushed into the quick release housing enough it will continually show in Demo mode.
- Just have to make sure the connection is pushed all the way in.
I found a few Q&A’s on the Internet I thought might be helpful…
How to clean the Transducer…
It is recommended to use a soft cloth and mild household detergent to clean a transducer. If the fouling is severe, remove the growth with a green, Scotch Brite pad. Be careful to avoid scratching the transducer’s face. One person hears a clicking noise from his Transducer and that is actually the sonar pulse being transmitted from the transducer. If the transducer is being used in an aluminum boat, the noise can be amplified, depending on how it is mounted. To reduce the noise, try placing a wedge of neoprene between the transom mount transducer and the hull.