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Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93sv vs ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv

Feature & Specs | Comparison

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93sv vs ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv

Feature & Specs | Comparison

by | Last updated: Mar 18, 2024

ECHOMAP UHD 93sv or Ultra 106sv?

About Review Marine - Rodney on Deck of the HUNA Flying the Drone

Key Differences


 

Both are excellent fishfinder/chart plotters, but the Ultra 106sv is more advanced in several areas.

The Ultra 106sv has a better, bigger, sharper screen and slightly more sonar power. The WXGA, IPS display is quite bright and is very clear. It also has both Inland and Coastal charts and more rear connections including a separate port for LVS sonar and 2 network connections.

The GPS is a little bit faster, the physical size is a bit bigger, it has support for 2 MicroSD cards and it weighs almost twice as much.

 

► Details – UHD 93sv vs Ultra 106sv

 

  • Screen Size – 9″ vs 10″
  • Screen Type – WVGA, NP vs  WXGA, IPS
  • Display Resolution – 800 x 480 vs 1280 x 800 pixels
  • GPS Receiver – 5 Hz vs 10 Hz
  • Sonar Power – 500W vs 600W
  • microSD Slots – 1 vs 2
  • Maps & Charts – LakeVu Inland vs Garmin  Navionics+ Inland & Coastal
  • Network Ports – 1 Panoptix vs 2 Network
  • Overall Dimensions – 11.4″ x 6.5″ x 2.4″ vs  11.6″ x 7.7″ x 3.9″
  • Weight – 2.3 lbs vs 4.0 lbs
  • Power Consumption – 1.0 A vs  2.8 A

► Or, jump straight to the:

Side by Side Comparison – InfoGraphic

Which one do I choose?

Should I upgrade to an ECHOMAP UHD or ECHOMAP Ultra?

 

► UHD 93sv– I think for the extra cost of about $50.00 over the ECHOMAP Plus, when it was introduced, the ECHOMAP UHD 93sv is an excellent value if you want Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar, and if the extra features of the Ultra 106sv arent necessary.

 

► Echomap Ultra 106sv – does jump in price point somewhat but if you’re looking for an excellent 10″ screen and don’t need all of the features in the GPSMAP 7600 or 8600 Multifunction series then I really like the Ultra.

 

Pro Tip: Although these aren’t current, they are always available on the secondary market new and used and are awesome units.

 

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General

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP UHD 93sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Physical dimensions 11.4"x6.5"x2.4"
28.2x16.4x6.0 cm
11.6" x 7.7" x 3.9"
295 x 195 x 98 mm
Weight 2.3 lbs. 4.0 lbs.
Water rating IPX7 IPX7
Display type WVGA | Key-Assist Touchsreen WXGA | Key-Assist Touchsreen
Display size 7.8" x 4.8"| 9" diagonal
8.5" x 5.4"; 10" diagonal
Display resolution 400 x 800 pixels 1280 x 800 pixels
Display - Brightness Not Available Not Available
Power consumption 1.5A | 12V 2.16A | 12V
GPS Antenna Internal or external NMEA 2000 Internal or external NMEA 2000
GPS Receiver 5 Hz GPS 10 Hz GPS
Mounting options Bail or flush Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP UHD 93sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
On-Board Memory No No
Accepts data cards 1 microSD card | 32GB Max 2 microSD card | 32GB Max
Waypoints 5,000 5,000
Routes 100 100
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks
Preloaded Maps LakeVü g3 inland maps + Navionics
BlueChart® g3 U.S. coastal
LakeVü g3 inland
+ Navionics

Outdoor Recreation Features

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Tide Tables Yes Yes

Chartplotter Features

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP UHD 93sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Radar compatible No No
Sonar compatible Traditional CHIRP
UHD ClearVü
UHD SideVü
Panoptix
Traditional CHIRP
UHD ClearVü
UHD SideVü
Panoptix
Supports AIS Yes Yes
Weather No No
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes Yes
Supports FUSION-Link FUSION-Link FUSION-Link
Black Box sonar support Yes Yes
Planning Software Compatible HomePort HomePort
App-Control Compatibility Active Captain Active Captain
Remote Input Device - compatible No No
Alarms Navigation
Anchor
Sonar
Navigation
Anchor
Sonar

Sonar Features & Specifications

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP UHD 93sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Transmit Power 500W Traditional | 500W SideVü/ClearVü 600W Traditional | 600W SideVü/ClearVü
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes Yes
Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable Yes - 50/200 | 77/200 | 83/200 Yes - 50/200 | 77/200 | 83/200
CHIRP sonar technology CHIRP: 50-200 CHIRP: 50-200
ClearVü | Down UHD CHIRP ClearVü | 260/455/800/1000/1200kHz UHD CHIRP ClearVü | 260/455/800/1000/1200 kHz
SideVü | Side UHD CHIRP SideVü | 260/455/800/1000/1200kHz UHD CHIRP SideVü | 260/455/800/1000/1200 kHz
Forward View Panoptix Panoptix | LVS

Connections

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP UHD 93sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
NMEA 2000 compatible Yes Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports 1 1
NMEA 0183 output ports 1 1
Marine Network Ports 1 Panoptix 2 Panoptix
Video input ports No No
Video output ports No No
Wireless connectivity Yes Yes
BlueTooth connectivity Yes Yes

Additional

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP UHD 93sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
SEE PRICE »» ECHOMAP UHD 93sv - Price ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv - Price
Additional - 1 Sailing Features Sailing Features

In The Box

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
In The Box ECHOMAP UHD 93sv with LakeVü g3 for U.S
Power/data cable
Tilt mount with quick release cradle
Flush mount
Protective cover
Hardware
Documentation

Some Bundles include
GT54UHD-TM transducer
ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
BlueChart g3 and LakeVü g3 for U.S.
Power/data cable
Tilt mount with quick release cradle
Flush mount
Protective cover
Hardware
Documentation

Some Bundles include
GT54UHD-TM transducer
Rodney L.

Rodney L.

NavGuy | Lead Writer

Charter Boat Captain, Avid Cruiser, Boat Builder & Marine Electronics Pro:

With over a decade of experience in the marine electronics industry and over 30 years of cruising the Bahamas on boats of all kinds, Rodney is well-positioned to help boaters of all levels sift through the many choices we have today in marine electronics.

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