Raymarine a67 Review"Very nice 2nd station unit"
by NavGuy |Dec 11, 2013
Raymarine a67 Review
A pretty powerful, go-anywhere, multifunction touchscreen chartplotter that is fast, easy to see in the sun and super-bright with the LED 5.7″ display. Great for a tower, skiff or even a kayak.
• Raymarine a67 Review •
Step by step – Raymarine a67 Review
Swipe, Touch and Navigate using Raymarine’s intuitive LightHouse user interface, Super-Fast dual core processor and powerful graphics processor makes the Raymarine a67 easy to personalize and create custom navigation pages by simply dragging and dropping applications to the desired location on the page. The LightHouse user interface guides you through setup and configuration with an easy to use start up wizard.
The Nav System includes a 50 Channel internal GPS sensor and several charts options are available. Choose with or without Navionics Silver or Gold cartography on microSD cards plus you can add 3D chart and aerial photo chart navigation using optional Navionics Platinum+ charts.
Easily place waypoints and plan routes with a few simple touches. The a67 Gold Package comes with detailed charting for the coastal US and Canada, Great Lakes and over 3K Hot Maps Premium US Inland lakes. However, if you are looking for even more detail, add the optional Navionics Platinum chart that provides high resolution satellite imagery, aerial view, improved 3D and full view XGA panoramic pictures allowing you to maximize the full potential of this plug and play card.
Digital Clear Pulse Sonar technology which automatically adjusts the sonar parameters, giving you the clearest image of bottom surface and most importantly fish down to depths of up to 3000’ salt water. The dual frequency 600 Watt sonar operates at 50kHz for offshore fishing as well as 200 kHz for shallow, gives the best of both worlds. Just add on a compatible transducer and you’re ready to go. The fully automatic digital sonar is ideal for coastal fishing and the occasional offshore venture.
Optional Wi-Fi and Mobile Apps, give you the option to use your mobile device to view and remotely control the a67 with Raymarine mobile apps anywhere onboard. Play and control MP3 audio on your smartphone remotely using Bluetooth. Download Navionics charts and updates right from the Navionics Boating App on your phone. Sync with Navionics Boating App.
Trolling motor ready option enables use of Minn Kota’s Universal Sonar trolling motor transducer (83kHz) and easily display radar data with the use of a Raymarine Digital, HD and Super HD Color radar antenna.
Impressive networking ability includes a built in Ethernet port allow you network up to 6 Raymarine MFD’s and is NMEA 2000 and SeaTalk NG compatible. Simply add on one of Raymarine’s digital radar, HD color or Super HD color radar and SIRIUS Marine weather and you are good to go.
Raymarine aSeries – Comparison
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Raymarine A67 Additional Features
Radar – Display radar data with an optional Raymarine Digital, HD and Super HD Color radar antenna.
Instrumentation Display – Easy-to-read instrumentation display transforms the a67 into a powerful information display.
IP Cameras – Supports IP cameras (requires ONVIF compatibility) including playback and record functions.
Engine Monitoring – Graphical engine data display capability for NMEA2000 compatible engines.
Fuel Management – Complete Fuel monitoring with TTE (time-to-empty) and DTE (distance to empty) calculations and fuel range rings display overlaid on navigation charts.
Custom Screen Options – Split screen options for multiple data display.
WiFi & Mobile Apps – Choose an a67 MFD with built in Wi-Fi and use your mobile device to view and remotely control your MFD with Raymarine mobile apps.
SIRIUSXM – Weather and Radio Keep track of storms and tune into SIRIUSXM satellite radio with the optional SR150 receiver.
Audio Control – Control your audio with Bluetooth or FUSION link with Full control of FUSION 700 Series Marine Stereos.
Raymarine a67 Wrap Up…
A very nice little unit with a bunch of features packed into such a small footprint for sure but sometimes a tad bit complicated. Keep the manual handy. The screen is quite clear and very bright even in the direct sun and would be right at home on a skiff or a tower helm station.
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Ben Ellison @ panbo » See his initial thoughts here.
Besides for size, the new “a” is also a far cry from the old “A” because the displays can network with up to six c- or e-Series MFDs via SeaTalkHS (Ethernet) and SeaTalkNG (NMEA 2000), including about every sensor those systems support. Thus the little “a” displays can run Ray’s digital radars, CHIRP fishfinder, and Sirius Satellite Weather, and though they don’t have an analog camera input they do offer “video over IP” which is a feature that even their larger siblings don’t have (yet).
The a-Series can also handle the complexity of Navionics Platinum+ charts — like photo maps and 3-D — if you want to use them; in fact, I’m told that “the processor, graphics co-processor and software base is the same as is on c-Series and e-Series so they are extremely fast.”