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Garmin | ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv vs Ultra 106sv

Feature & Specs | Comparison

by | Last updated: Feb 20, 2024

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

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv or 106sv


 

► So… What’s the difference between a Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv and an Ultra 106sv?

 

The only difference is “Mapping”, that’s it.

 

    • Ultra 102sv – Only comes with a worldwide base map.
    • Ultra 106sv – Comes with Garmin BlueChart g3 coastal maps and Garmin LakeVü g3 inland maps.

 

Update:  Beginning 2023, 126sv & 106sv units now come with the new GARMIN NAVIONICS+ INLAND & COASTAL. This combines the BlueChart g3/LakeVü g3 and Navionics data.


 

► Why would I buy an ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv?

 

    • You already have an ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv with mapping and want to add a second screen. Note: Maps & features will share.
    • You don’t need full mapping but want access to the Ultra High Definition Sonar features.

Comparison - Garmin Ultra 102sv vs Ultra 106sv - Infographic

 

► How Are They the Same?

 

  • Screen Resolution: Both units have a high-resolution 1280 x 800 pixel display.
  • Operating Features: The user interface is the same
  • Networking: Both units support NMEA 2000, Wi-Fi, and Garmin Network connections, allowing you to connect them to other compatible devices on your boat for data sharing.
  • Sonar/Fishfinders Capabilities: Both units have CHIRP traditional sonar, ClearVü scanning sonar, and SideVü Ultra high-definition scanning sonar channels and frequencies and support sonar sharing.
  • Quickdraw Contours: For creating personalized fishing maps on-screen with 1’ contours.
  • FORCE Trolling Motor capability: Control your Force trolling motor directly from your display. Route it to waypoints, follow tracks, and more.
  • Power cord: Both units use the same power cord if you already have one and don’t want to run new wiring.
  • Active Captain Support: Both support active captain updating and data sharing.

 

;  See table below for a side by side comparison 

 

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Comparison Table

General

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 102svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Physical dimensions 11.6" x 7.7" x 3.9"
29.5 x 19.5 x 9.8 cm
11.6" x 7.7" x 3.9"
295 x 195 x 98 mm
Weight 4.0 lbs. 4.0 lbs.
Water rating IPX7 IPX7
Display type WXGA | Key-Assist Touchsreen WXGA | Key-Assist Touchsreen
Display size 8.5”x 5.4” | 10" diagonal
8.5" x 5.4"; 10" diagonal
Display resolution 1280 x 800 pixels 1280 x 800 pixels
Display - Brightness Not Available Not Available
Power consumption 2.16A | 12V 2.16A | 12V
GPS Antenna Internal or external NMEA 2000 Internal or external NMEA 2000
GPS Receiver 10 Hz GPS 10 Hz GPS
Mounting options Bail or flush Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 102svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
On-Board Memory No No
Accepts data cards 2 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 Worldwide Basemap BlueChart® g3 U.S. coastal
LakeVü g3 inland
+ Navionics

Outdoor Recreation Features

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 102svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Tide Tables Yes Yes

Chartplotter Features

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 102svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv 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 Ultra 102svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Transmit Power 600W Traditional | 600W 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 | 260/455/800/1000/1200 kHz UHD CHIRP ClearVü | 260/455/800/1000/1200 kHz
SideVü | Side UHD CHIRP SideVü | 260/455/800/1000/1200 kHz UHD CHIRP SideVü | 260/455/800/1000/1200 kHz
Forward View Panoptix | LVS Panoptix | LVS

Connections

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 102svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
NMEA 2000 compatible Yes Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports 1 1
NMEA 0183 output ports 1 1
Marine Network Ports 2 Panoptix 2 Panoptix
Video input ports No No
Video output ports No No
Wireless connectivity Yes Yes
BlueTooth connectivity Yes Yes

Additional

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 102svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
SEE PRICE »» ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv - Price ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv - Price
Additional - 1 Sailing Features Sailing Features

In The Box

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 102svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
In The Box ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv
Worldwide Basemap
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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