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Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv vs Ultra 106sv

Feature & Specs | Comparison

by | Last updated: Feb 22, 2024

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

ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv or Ultra 106sv?


 

What’s the difference between a Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv and a Garmin Ultra 106sv?

  • Physical Dimensions,  Screen Size, Weight & of course Price

 

Should I Upgrade my 106sv?

  •  Only if you want a bigger screen

 

That’s it..

It comes down to whether it will fit the console and your budget. The ECHOMAP Ultra series are great units.

So… Other than that, the Echomap Ultra 126sv and the Echomap Ultra 106sv are the same.

If it fits in the budget, get the biggest screen that will fit. I don’t think I have ever heard someone say “Oh that screen is too big”.

 

Key Differences


 

► Screen size:

  • The Echomap Ultra 126sv has a 12″ screen
  • The Echomap Ultra 106sv has a 10″ screen.

 

► Physical dimensions:

The Echomap Ultra 126sv is slightly larger than the Echomap Ultra 106sv.

  • 126sv measures 13.3 x 8.1 x 3.6 inches.
  • 106sv measures 11.7 x 7.3 x 3.6 inches.

 

Price:

  • New Ultra 126sv units run 500-700ish more than the Ultra 106sv.
  • On the used market, there may be more like a 300-600 difference between the two.

See the “Ck Prices” Buttons below for current pricing.

 

 

 

See our comparison between the:

Garmin ECHOMAP Plus vs UHD vs Ultra

Our Reviews & Current Prices
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ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv
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How Are They the Same?


 

► Screen Resolution: Both units have a high-resolution 1280 x 800 pixel display.

► Networking: Both units support NMEA 2000, Wi-Fi, and Garmin Network connections, allowing you to connect them to other compatible devices on your boat.

► Sonar/Fishfinders Capabilities: Both units have CHIRP traditional sonar, ClearVü scanning sonar, and SideVü Ultra high-definition scanning sonar channels and frequencies.

► Mapping: Both units come preloaded with Garmin BlueChart g3 coastal maps and Garmin LakeVü g3 inland maps. * *

Update: – 2023 units now come with the new GARMIN NAVIONICS+ INLAND & COASTAL.  This is a combination of the BlueChart g3/LakeVü g3 and Navionics data.

► Power cord: Both units also use the same power cord.

► Active Captain Support: Both support active captain updating and sharing.

 


 

More thoughts from on the ECHOMAP Ultra around the web:

BBCBoards.net  – I currently have a 93 ultra and Livescope, I cant decide

 

Comparison Table

General

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 126svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Physical dimensions 13.4" x 9.0" x 3.9"
341 x 229 x 98 mm
11.6" x 7.7" x 3.9"
295 x 195 x 98 mm
Weight 5.5 lbs. 4.0 lbs.
Water rating IPX7 IPX7
Display type WXGA | Key-Assist Touchsreen WXGA | Key-Assist Touchsreen
Display size 10.3”x 6.4” | 12.1" 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 126svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv 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 BlueChart® g3 U.S. coastal
LakeVü g3 inland
+ Navionics
BlueChart® g3 U.S. coastal
LakeVü g3 inland
+ Navionics

Outdoor Recreation Features

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 126svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Tide Tables Yes Yes

Chartplotter Features

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 126svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv 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 126svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv 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 126svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv 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 126svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
Model ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
SEE PRICE »» ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv - Price ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv - Price
Additional - 1 Sailing Features Sailing Features

In The Box

Garmin ECHOMAP Ultra 126svGarmin ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv
In The Box ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv
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
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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