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Garmin ECHOMAP Plus... UHD or Ultra

What are the differences?

Garmin ECHOMAP Plus vs UHD vs Ultra

by | Last updated: Mar 27, 2020



Garmin ECHOMAP Plus | UHD | Ultra


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


Some Additional Differences:

  • Screen – All 3 have Key-Assist Touchscreens however the 4″ | 6″ Plus models are Touchpad control
  • Internal GPS – Plus and UHD have 5Hz and Ultra has 10Hz
  • Mounting – Plus and UHD have quick disconnect brackets, Ultra has standard bail or flush
  • Network Ports – Plus and UHD have 1 and Ultra has 2
  • microSD – Plus and UHD have 1 and Ultra has 2
  • Sounder Output – Plus and UHD have 500W and Ultra has 600W


See the – Comparison Infographic below for all feature details. 


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.


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