The fish are biting somewhere, and if you're serious about catching your fair share, a chartplotter/fishfinder like the Garmin echoMAP 50s is an essential piece of equipment for the serious angler.
The echoMAP 50s comes with a transducer designed for use on inland or shallow water, so it's ideal for your bass boat or center console vessel. This all-in-one fisherman's friend packs plenty of high-tech features into a compact package built to withstand the marine environment. It comes with a worldwide base map, and you can also choose models loaded with Garmin's U.S. lakes or offshore cartography. Use the dual microSD™ card slots to add more maps when you need to.
The echoMAP 50s combines a 5" VGA chartplotter display with an advanced echo HD-ID™ fishfinder, so if the fish are down there, you'll see them — day or night. Garmin also worked hard to come up with an intuitive interface that makes it easier to access all the great features built into the 50s. The split screen lets you see sonar and GPS information at the same time, so you'll have the information you need right in front of you.
Super-fast and super-accurate
Thanks to the integrated 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver, this Garmin refreshes position and heading information up to 10 times per second, giving you accurate, real-time readings. The echoMAP 50s uses sonar recording to coordinate the timing of the sonar return in relation to the boat's position, which ensures that each of your available 5000 waypoints is accurate — an absolute must when you're pinpointing your next hot fishing spot.
A powerful transducer, and more
The echoMAP 50s comes with a dual-beam transducer that transmits a 77/200 kHz signal and scans depths of up to 1900 feet in fresh water or 700 feet in salt water. Big, clear darts help you see the fish when you find them, while Garmin's Ultrascroll® displays fish clearly, even when you're cruising at higher speeds. If the fish are playing hard-to-get, the built-in See-thru® technology helps you find them under rock outcroppings, submerged tree trunks, and other hiding spots.
Built-in AutoGain minimizes clutter and maximizes useful information about the fish you're trying to find. The echoMAP 50s also gives you handy information like tide tables, sun/moon information, and water temperature, so you'll be able to combine old-school knowledge with the latest technology.
Go wireless, but stay connected
The echoMAP 50s offers wireless connectivity capability, so you can connect and access marine-specific apps using your smartphone or tablet. It's also designed to support AIS for tracking purposes and also supports DSC when used in conjunction with a DSC-capable VHF radio.