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Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv
SKU: 010-02334-01
Brand: Garmin
Category: Chartplotters | Fishfinders
  • Screen Size: 7" WVGA display
  • Input Type: Key-Assist | Touchscreen
  • Charts: LakeVü g3 inland
  • Chart Card Slots: 1 microSD card
  • Wifi: Wifi
  • Sonar: CHIRP | UHD ClearVü

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Price

 


 

Key Facts | Full Specs | Manuals | Videos

Highlights:

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv

EASY TO USE | Ultra High-Definition sonar

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Review

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv – Review

 


 

Should I upgrade to a – Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv?

Lets take a detailed look at the specs, look at a couple thoughts from some who already have and compare the UHD to the Plus and Ultra.

 


 

The Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv – Is an easy-to-use, easy-to-setup 7″ color chartplotter/sonar combo with a keyed-assist touchscreen targeted towards the inshore and inland fisherman.

It has incredibly clear CHIRP traditional sonar, CHIRP ClearVü scanning sonar and inlcludes built-in support for both Garmin’s super-clear Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar and Panoptix LiveScope.

Creating custom fishing maps on-screen with 1’ contours it quick and easy with built-in Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours mapping.

The ECHOMAP UHD 73cv comes already preloaded with LakeVü g3 inland maps featuring integrated Navionics® data and covers more than 17,000 lakes with up to 1’ contours. The  built-in Wi-Fi  pairs with the free ActiveCaptain app for updates and chart upgrades.

 


 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD Series Features

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD Series Features

 

ECHOMAP UHD Series – Comes in 3 screen sizes, features Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar capabilities, is preloaded with Garmin BlueChart g3 or LakeVü g3 inland maps, and has built-in Wi-Fi® for access to the Garmin Active Captain marine app for updates and chart upgrades.

The 7″ & 9″ units support UHD SideVü “sv” models, Panoptix LiveScope and Garmin’s new Force trolling motor.

 


 

Clear Screen and Sunlight Friendly – This is one of the first things you will pick up on with the ECHOMAP UHD 73cv. The screen is pretty bright and the viewing angle is good even in direct sun.

Keyed assist touchscreen – The 7″ screen uses touchscreen navigation along with a keypad with 4 quick access shortcut keys to assign the active screen when held. The Shortcut button can then open the assigned screen when pressed.

Built-in GPS – The 5hz GPS receiver acquires satellites quickly on start up and shows exact location pretty quick.

Network Capabilities  – Easily share sonar data, waypoints, routes and supplemental charts with other 7″ or 9″ ECHOMAP UHD or ECHOMAP Ultra units.

NMEA 2000 | 0183  – Connect the UHD to an autopilot, digital switching, weather, FUSION-Link audio system, media, VHF, AIS from one screen.

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Power Connections

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Power Connections

 

TouchScreen navigation menu – Setting up the ECHOMAP UHD 73cv for how you fish or cruise is simple and adding custom screens and settings is pretty straight forward without having to do a deep dive into the manual.

You can add items, rearrange items on the home screen and even change to background image.

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv Menu

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Menu Screen

 

Custom Pages – Creating custom combinations is pretty simple. Setup a custom screen for fishing with sonar splitscreen with traditional on one side and clearvu on the other.

Set one up with chart and sonar for cruising or one for finding structure using ClearVü sonar. Then assign up to 4 custom screens to the shortcut keys for quick access.

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv

 

Creating a New Combination Pages – You have choice between 7 different screen combinations and can customize each pane individually.

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Screen Combinations

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Screen Combinations

 


 

Complete Garmin Sonar Support

 

Built-in sonar capabilities – Includes a 500W CHIRP traditional sonar, ClearVü scanning sonars, Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar and supports the full line of Panoptix all-seeing sonar transducers, including the Panoptix LiveScope system.

Addtional info on the Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar line.

TRADITIONAL CHIRP SONAR –  Instead of sending just 1 single frequency at a time, CHIRP sonar sends a continuous sweep of frequencies ranging from low to high.

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Traditional Chirp Sonar

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Traditional Chirp Sonar

 

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Traditional Chirp Sonar Target Separation

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Traditional Chirp Sonar Target Separation

 

The 500W CHIRP sonar sweeps a continuous range of frequencies, from low to high, in a single transmission. The returns from each frequency in that transmission are then interpreted and showed on the screen.

Since this continuous sweep of frequencies provides a much wider range of information, CHIRP sonar is able to create a very clear, high-resolution image.

As you can see above, you get far greater target separation and more defined arches than you would with standard 50/200 kHz sonar. The maximum working depth is about 2,300 ft @ 77kHz, freshwater and 1,100 ft @ 77kHz, saltwater depending on bottom type and water conditions.

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Sonar Recording

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Sonar Recording

 

Recording the Sonar Display – Very cool feature that allows you to record the sonar screen for playback on Garmin HomePort™ and review it later. I find it pretty valuable to be able to look over the the recording from the day and mark any spots that i what to check out in more detail.

As I play it back, I can stop and drop a GPS mark on something interesting and upload to the GPS to take a look at next time I’m on the water. See image above.

To Start Recording – Insert a memory card into the card slot. From a sonar view, select MENU > Record Sonar. Garmin says 15 minutes of sonar recording uses approximately 200 MB of space of the inserted memory card but i recorded several hours and only had a 980mb file.

An individual recording automatically ends after it reaches 4 GB in size. You can record sonar data until the card reaches capacity.

Note: Before you can play back the sonar recordings, you must download and install the Garmin HomePort™ application and record sonar data onto a memory card.

Sonar History Rewind –  As the ECHOMAP UHD 73cv gets sonar data, while you’re tracking bottom or fish, you can go back and see what you previously went over by just tapping the screen and scrolling back. The amount of sonar history available to scroll back and view is about from 2-3 screens wide.

The scroll speed will effect how you will have recorded. For example, if the GPS is set to a slower scroll speed in the sonar menu, window of time the unit can rewind will be greater.  If the device is set to it’s fastest scroll speed, you will see a smaller window of time within the sonar rewind.

If you see some thing good that you just marked, rewind the history, tap the screen and drop a waypoint on it to save it. The best honey holes are often found when moving from one location to another.

 


 

ClearVü SONAR – ClearVü sonar is mainly used to identify structure and gives you a nearly photographic image structure below the boat.

With ClearVü, you see structure, submerged objects, and fish separation more clearly.

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Clearvu Sonar

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | ClearVü Sonar

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Clearvu sonar

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | ClearVü sonar

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Traditional CHIRP vs Clearvu

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Traditional CHIRP vs ClearVü

 

Instead of a cone-shaped beam like traditional CHIRP sonar, ClearVü scanning sonar sweeps a narrow beam of very high-frequency (455 or 800kHz) from side to side, producing “slices” that are combined to create very detailed images.

Fish are easily identifiable on Traditional View with CHIRP where as Structures are well defined using ClearVü.

For fishermen and divers looking for structure like wrecks, reefs, log piles and other underwater natural and man made features, ClearVü is a great tool.

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - CHIRP ClearVu Sonar

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | CHIRP ClearVü Sonar

 


 

ULTRA HIGH-DEFINITION Scanning Sonar

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Clearvu vs Ultra High-Definition Scanning Sonar

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | ClearVü vs Ultra High-Definition Scanning Sonar

 

Ultra High-Definition ClearVü – Transmits brilliant image clarity of structure and fish below the boat at greater depths than other high-frequency scanning sonars by utilizing a downward-facing element to put more power on targets.

Note: A  UHD Transducer is required for Ultra High-Definition Sonar. Some bundles include the GT54UHD-TM transducer.

 

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Ultra High Definition Sonar

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Ultra High Definition Sonar

 

Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar gives you some additional depth performance. It shows very detailed images of fish and structure up to 200’ below the boat with 800 kHz ClearVü.

 

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Ultra High-Definition Scanning Sonar

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Ultra High-Definition Scanning Sonar

 


 

PANOPTIX ALL-SEEING SONAR

 

Panoptix Sonar –  is pretty amazing sonar technology. It gives us the ability to see all around the boat in real time and in 3 dimensions.

Panoptix shows highly detailed, easy-to interpret live scanning sonar images of structure, bait and fish swimming below and around your boat in real time, even when the boat is stationary.

Images are so clear, that Garmin says with a little practice, we might be able to identify species!

Both LiveScope Forward and LiveScope Down modes are included in one transducer and are available with either transom or trolling motor mounts.  To use Panoptix sonar, you need a compatible chartplotter which the ECHOMAP UHD 73cv is, and a compatible transducer. The transducer plugs right into the Panoptix network port.

 

ECHOMAP UHD - Panoptix Livescope Forward

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD | Panoptix Livescope Forward

 

Panoptix Livescope Forward is cool tool for scouting and fishing out ahead of the boat. You get live, detailed images of structure and fish out to about to 200′ – even while the boat is siting in one spot.  A live sonar look at fish moving toward or away from the boat.

 


 

ECHOMAP UHD - Panoptix Livescope Down

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD | Panoptix Livescope Down

 

Panoptix LiveScope Down gives us live scanning sonar images of structure and swimming fish in awesome detail below the boat up to 200′ out from the transducer. Shows real-time moving sonar images of baitfish and large fish swimming below the boat and pinpoints distance left or right and their depths

 


 

Charts and Mapping

 

Preloaded Charts & Maps –  The UHD 73cv comes with the latest LakeVü g3 inland maps cartography and integrated Navionics data for very detailed charts and mapping. LakeVü g3 inland maps cover more than 17,000 lakes with up to 1’ contours.

Upgrading  charts to LakeVü g3 Ultra is easy with the microSD card slot located on the front of the device and the Active Captain App.

 

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - LakeVu g3 - Inland Charts

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | LakeVu g3 – Inland Charts

 

Garmin Auto Guidance technology –  shows a suggested route to a destination, based on specs that you enter in the device like draft, and vertical height restrictions.

 

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - LakeVu g3 - Depth Range Shading

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | LakeVu g3 – Depth Range Shading

 

Depth Range Shading – is shown in high-resolution for up to 10 depth ranges, so you can see your needed depth at a glance by color.

 

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - LakeVu g3 Shallow Water Shading

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | LakeVu g3 Shallow Water Shading

 

Shallow water shading –  allows for shading at a user-defined depth to give a clear picture of shallow waters to avoid based on your own draft.

Detailed Contours  –  1′ contours that provide a more accurate look of bottom structure for improved fishing charts and enhanced detail in swamps, canals and port layouts.

 


 

Garmin Quickdraw Contours

 

Quickdraw Contours instantly creates personalized HD maps with 1’ contours and depth labels for any body of water as you fish.

When Quickdraw Contours records data, a colored circle surrounds the vessel icon. This circle represents the approximate area of the map that is scanned by each pass.  Quickly see where you have been.

The screen shows maps being created instantly in real-time. Easily add labels, mark timber, brush piles, favorite fishing spots and anything you want to remember on your map for the next trip.

Improve Your Saltwater Maps & Uncover unknown areas – Many areas have no map detail. With Quickdraw, you can create maps that show you depth contours clearly labeled on the screen. You also can improve your existing maps that show locations of underwater mountains, drop offs, crevices or wrecks.

 

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Quickdraw Contours

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Quickdraw Contours

 

The maps are all yours – tailor them to fit your needs. Keep the data for yourself, or share maps with others in the QuickDraw Community on Garmin Connect .

You can view Garmin Quickdraw Contours in a combination screen or as a single view on the map. The amount of saved data depends on the size of your memory card, your sonar source, and the speed of your boat as you record data.

You can record longer when you use a single-beam sonar. It is estimated that you might be able to record about 1,500 hours of data onto a 2 GB memory card.

When you record data on a memory card in your chartplotter, the new data is added to your existing Garmin Quickdraw Contours map, and is saved on the memory card. When you insert a new memory card, the existing data does not transfer onto the new card.

 


 

Active Captain 

 

Connected Boating App –  The free Active Captain app from Garmin gives the ECHOMAP UHD a connection for upgrading charts, maps and access the Garmin community.

Wherever you are, you can have unlimited access to your cartography, purchase new maps and charts, and access the Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours Community. Active Captain is available for both Iphone and Android.

 

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Active Captain

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Active Captain

 

Active Captain Features

  • With OneChart™ you have access to all your charts and maps from your mobile device.
  • Receive smart notifications, such as calls and texts, on your display when paired with the app.
  • Download software updates and notifications from the app directly to your Garmin devices.
  • Connect to other boaters for up-to-date feedback on marinas and other important info.
  • Make, save and transfer routes and waypoints between the app and chartplotter.
  • Easily upload and download the latest Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours content from the community.
  • View and control your chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet

 


 

Garmin SailAssist – Special preloaded sailing features such as laylines, enhanced wind rose, heading and course-over-ground lines, true wind data fields and tide/current/time slider.

 

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Garmin SailAssist

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Garmin SailAssist

 

For sail racing, there are pre-race guidance, synchronized race timer, virtual starting line, time to burn and lay line data fields.

 


 

FORCE | Trolling Motor Support

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Force Trolling Motor

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Force Trolling Motor

 

Garmin launched a new trolling motor called FORCE that they developed for the freshwater market. It has a brushless motor, and is said to be very quiet above and below the water. It can connect to the ECHOMAP UHD wirelessly and be controlled by the chartplotter.

It’s the first trolling motor to include built-in Garmin CHIRP traditional and Ultra High-Definition ClearVü scanning sonar.

FORCE Trolling Motor Features

  • Built in Autopilot
  • Anchor Lock
  • Create Routes| Waypoints | Follow Tracks
  • Use Auto Guidance
  • Wireless foot pedal control
  • User-programmable wireless remote
  • 24 or 36 volt brushless motor

 


 

Comparison – Garmin ECHOMAP UHD… Plus & Ultra

 

Garmin ECHOMAP Plus vs UHD vs Ultra

 


 

Resources: 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Help & Support

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD Software Updates

 

BassBoatCentral – some UHD side imaging comparisons to Humminbird Mega

Garmin vs Lowrance opinion thread on BassResource

 


 

Garmin ECHOMAP UDH – Brochure PDF

 

2020 Garmin Brochure - ECHOMAP UHD

2020 Garmin Brochure – ECHOMAP UHD

 


 

Ports | Connections

 

Rear Connections Include – 1-Power Connection, 1-NMEA 2000 Connection, 1-8 PIN Sonar Connection  and 1-Network/Panoptix Port.

 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Rear Connections

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Rear Connections

 

Quick-Release Mount – The mount features both tilt and swivel capabilities to provide a great viewing angle. Cables plug directly into the mount, for quick installation and removal at the end of the day.

 

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Quick Release Mount

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv | Quick Release Mount

 


Key Facts:

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv

 

Performance Features

  • 7” Chartplotter | Sonar Combo
  • Keyed assist touchscreen
  • 400 x 800 pixel WVGA Color Display
  • Wide viewing angle & excellent clarity
  • Good visibility in direct sunlight
  • Internal antenna or external over NMEA 2000
  • Built-in 5Hz GPS receiver
  • Quick-Release mount | Bracket or flush
  • Garmin Network/Panoptix Ports | 1
  • Built-in Wi-Fi® to pair with ActiveCaptain app
  • AIS and DSC Support
  • NMEA 0183 and 2000.
  • Receive data from autopilots, engines, sensors & VHF

 

Charting | Mapping

  • LakeVü g3 inland maps
  • Navionics data & Auto Guidance
  • SailAssist –  pre-race guidance, synchronized race timer, virtual starting line, time to burn and lay line data fields
  • ActiveCaptain app for access to – OneChart  | Smart notifications | Garmin Quickdraw Community data
  • Quickdraw Contours for personalized 1′ contours maps
  • 1 microSD memory card slot | 32 GB max
  • 5,000 Waypoints
  • Track Log – 50,000 points | 50 saved tracks
  • 100 Routes (250 waypoints each)

 

Fishfinder | Sounder

  • Full Built-in Sonar Capabilities
  • Output Power | 500W traditional | CHIRP
  • CHIRP Traditional Sonar | 50, 77, 83, or 200 kHz
  • UHD ClearVü  CHIRP | 260/455/800/1200kHz
  • Output Power | 500w
  • Maximum Depth Freshwater | 2,300’/77kHz
  • Maximum Depth  Saltwater | 1,100’/77kHz
  • Supports Panoptix Sonar
  • Sonar Recording | Reviewing with HomePort
  • Sonar history rewind

 

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Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Full Specs

General

Model ECHOMAP UHD 73cv
Physical dimensions 9.8" x 5.5" x 2.0"
25 x 13.9 x 5.1cm
Weight 1.7 lbs.
Water rating IPX7
Display type WVGA | Key-Assist Touchsreen
Display size 6.1" x 3.4" | 7" diagonal
Display resolution 400 x 800 pixels
Display - Brightness Not Available
Power consumption 1.25A | 12V
GPS Antenna Internal or external NMEA 2000
GPS Receiver 5 Hz GPS
Mounting options Bail or flush

Maps & Memory

Model ECHOMAP UHD 73cv
On-Board Memory No
Accepts data cards 1 microSD card | 32GB Max
Waypoints 5,000
Routes 100
Track log 50,000 points; 50 saved tracks
Preloaded Maps LakeVü g3 inland maps + Navionics

Outdoor Recreation Features

Tide Tables Yes

Chartplotter Features

Model ECHOMAP UHD 73cv
Radar compatible No
Sonar compatible Traditional CHIRP
UHD ClearVü
Panoptix
Supports AIS Yes
Weather No
Supports DSC - GPS Data / VHF Yes
Supports FUSION-Link FUSION-Link
Black Box sonar support Yes
Planning Software Compatible HomePort
App-Control Compatibility Active Captain
Remote Input Device - compatible No
Alarms Navigation
Anchor
Sonar

Sonar Features & Specifications

Model ECHOMAP UHD 73cv
Transmit Power 500W Traditional | 500W ClearVü
Dual-frequency (50/200 kHz) sonar capable Yes
Dual-Beam Sonar (77/200 kHz) capable Yes - 50/200 | 77/200 | 83/200
CHIRP sonar technology CHIRP: 50-200
ClearVü | Down UHD CHIRP ClearVü
SideVü | Side No
Forward View Panoptix

Connections

Model ECHOMAP UHD 73cv
NMEA 2000 compatible Yes
NMEA 0183 input ports 1
NMEA 0183 output ports 1
Marine Network Ports 1 Panoptix
Video input ports No
Video output ports No
Wireless connectivity Yes
BlueTooth connectivity Yes

Additional

Model ECHOMAP UHD 73cv
Current Price ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Price
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In The Box

In The Box ECHOMAP UHD 73cv 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

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Manual

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Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Manual

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv – Manual

 


 

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73cv - Installation Manual

ECHOMAP UHD 73cv – Installation Manual

 


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