This is a nice chartplotter/fish finder to be sure. I can't speak for the finder yet as my boat was already in the water and will wait until fall when it comes out to install the transducer so this review is mainly for the chartplotter function, installation, etc. I'm a novice boater and don't have much to compare that to but did a lot of research before purchasing - needed something that fit in the console space to replace an old garmin and this just fit. It's bright enough to see on the water in bright daylight and is responsive enough. I took one star off because the day after installing it it wouldn't complete it's boot cycle! I went nuts thinking it was a wiring fault and spent a lot of time rewiring and testing, etc. until finally looked up the issue online and it seems the saved user settings can get corrupted and stall the boot cycle. After resetting it as per instructions I found in Garmin's forum by another user (there weren't any in the manual) it came back up and has been working fine since.
Pros: Good functions for the price level. Good fit and finish. Typical Garmin quality and functionality.
Cons: Had a software issue early on.
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