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Garmin ECHOMAP Plus... UHD or Ultra

What are the differences?

Garmin ECHOMAP Plus vs UHD vs Ultra

by | Last updated: Jan 2, 2021



Garmin ECHOMAP Plus | UHD | Ultra


Here are the main differences between the Plus, UHD and Ultra


  • Screen Size – Plus & UHD come in 4/6/7/9 & Ultra comes in 10/12
  • Screen Type – All 3 have Key-Assist Touchscreens however the 4″ | 6″ Plus & UHD models are Keypad control
  • Internal GPS – Plus & UHD have 5Hz & Ultra has 10Hz
  • microSD – Plus & UHD have 1 & Ultra has 2
  • Network/Panoptix Ports – Plus & UHD have 1 & Ultra has 2
  • Ultra High Definition Sonar – Ultra & UHD yes – Plus no
  • Panoptix LiveScope – Ultra has an additional 12pin transducer port for LVS12 sonar 
  • Sounder Output – Plus and UHD have 500W and Ultra has 600W



See the – Comparison Infographic below for all feature details. 


Additional Series Details

ECHOMAP UHD Series – is the new mid-sized chartplotter/sonar combo with a keyed-assisted touchscreen. They added features like built-in support for Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar and Panoptix LiveScope support. 

The UHD takes design of the all-in-one ECHOMAP Plus combo,  adds built-in Ultra High-Definition sonar and includes the GT54 Ultra High-Definition transducer.

ECHOMAP Ultra Series – comes in a 10″ and 12″ chartplotter/sonar combo and includes an all-in-one transducer for CHIRP traditional and Ultra High-Definition scanning sonars.

The Ultra also supports Panoptix LiveScope™ LVS12 sonar (no black box required), the Panoptix LiveScope system and the full line of Panoptix™ sonars.


Should I upgrade to an ECHOMAP UHD or ECHOMAP Ultra?

For the extra cost of about 50.00 over the Plus, when it was introduced, the UHD is a very good value if you want or need Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar.

The Ultra jumps in price point but if your looking a 10-12″ screen and don’t need all of the features in the GPSMAP 7600 or 8600 series the the Ultra is a pretty good value. 


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Ultra 122sv
Ultra 106sv
Ultra 102sv
UHD 94sv
UHD 93sv
UHD 74sv
UHD 73sv
UHD 74cv
UHD 73cv
UHD 73cv
UHD 64cv
UHD 63cv
Plus 94sv
Plus 93sv
Plus 74sv
Plus 73sv
Plus 74cv
Plus 73cv
Plus 64cv
Plus 63cv

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