The Garmin echoMAP 70s is a standalone combination marine chartplotter and sounder GPS system. Featuring an impressive wide 7-inch WVGA multi-touchscreen display which is built into a rugged and waterproof casing. The screen has pinch-to-zoom technology and it also features GPS/GLONASS that is 10Hz which keeps your position and heading up to date 10 times per second meaning it displays fluid vessel movement.
BlueChart g2 mapping covering the waters around the UK and Ireland and worth £199.99 are also included when you buy the 70s from ActiveGPS. The Garmin echoMAP 70s is also wireless compatible.
Garmin echoMAP 70s and echoMAP 70dv have both been discontinued.
The echoMAP 70dv has been replaced by the echoMAP CHIRP 75dv.
For the latest range of marine chartplotters click here.
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Part of the echoMAP series the 70s as well as offering a larger display than the smaller echoMAP 50s (which features a 5-inch display), the 70s also benefits from a touchscreen display. The 50s isn't touchscreen, but instead requires you the user to select the menus/screen via buttons located to the right hand side of the VGA display.
You can accurately mark and navigate to 5,000 waypoints, 100 routes, 50000 track log points or interest or 50 saved tracks. There is also a sonar recording capability meaning it corresponds the timing of the sonar with your boats position and saves the digital information on a map. Furthermore HD-ID target tracking means better definition of images taken with the echoMAP 70s’s Sonar. Along with all this storage and technology means you can mark fishing spots and return back to them as and when you choose to and get the best images available of whats in the water below.
The sounder defines depth contours, fish and measure depth of objects in the water up to 1900 feet or 450 metres in fresh water and 700 feet in salt water. You will need to buy a Garmin Transducer for this to work in your boat. There are three types of the transducer you can buy. These are:
‣Transom Mount - for outboard powered boats and fits to the transom of the boat.
‣In-hull mount - for non-outboard powered boats for only single skin fibre glass boats.
‣Through-hull mount - for non-outboard powered boats. For wooden, steel boats, etc.
To find the perfect transducer to partner your echoMap 70s or echoMap 70dv and your boat please complete our online form here. Pictured below, transom mounted transducer, thru-hull transducer and in-hull transducer.
The echoMAP 70s also measures water temperature with a sensor (log and graph). There are even flexible brightness levels making it daytime readable and it also offers low-light dimming for night time use. Tide tables are also included with the echoMAP 70s.
However, the echoMAP 70s also features an microSD card slot so you can load additional marine charts to the chartplotter. Also available are BlueChart g2 Vision, the g2 Vision version provides extra features including; 3D Mariners Eye for 3D information above the waterline and 3D Fish Eye for 3D information below the waterline. BlueChart g2 Vision maps also feature high-resolution satellite images for help when navigating unfamiliar waters. There is also an Auto Guidance feature that will navigate you along your chosen route avoiding shallow water, buoys and other obstacles.
Garmin g2 Vision are available in a variety of sizes from small areas e.g. Thames Estuary right up to a large area e.g. the Western Mediterranean. For more information about Garmin g2 Vision charts/maps click here.
Please note: There are two different versions of each chart - g2 and g2 Vision.
Garmin echoMAP 70s Features
‣7-inch VGA display
‣Includes Garmin BlueChart g2 UK and Ireland
‣5,000 waypoints, 100 routes, 50000 track log points or interest or 50 saved tracks
‣Excellent visibility in bright sunlight and dimming for at night
‣Sounder: 1900 feet or 450 metres in fresh water and 700 ft in salt water. (Only works when used with separate transducer)
‣HD-ID target tracking means better definition of sonar images - easier to find fish!
‣Measures water temperature (log and graph)
‣Waterproof to IPX7
‣2 microSD card slots allows upgrade to BlueChart g2 / g2 Vision cartography and user data
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee
The chart features detailed marine cartography coverage of the British Isles in their entirety, including the Thames Estuary, Caledonian Canal, Outer Hebrides, Shetland and Orkney Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, and the Irish Sea.
Coverage across the English Channel from Douarnenez, France to Emden, Germany, including the Channel Islands, and the Seine River to Rouen, France Detailed coverage includes Antwerp, Belgium, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and the Ijsselmeer in full. For more information about Garmin marine Bluecharts click here.
In future years you can purchase a marine map update SD card to update the preloaded UK and Ireland charts on the Garmin echoMAP 70s/70dv.
What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)
‣Garmin echoMAP 70s
‣Preloaded Garmin BlueChart g2 UK and Ireland
‣Power/data cable or power/data/sonar cable
‣Bail mount and knobs
‣Flush mount kit
Garmin echoMAP 70 Accessories
Looking for Garmin echoMAP 70dv or echoMAP 70s accessories? Accessories available to purchase include 7-inch protective cover, flush mount kit and second mounting station. If you'd like to add a transducer to your echoMAP 70 please see this page.
Garmin echoMAP 70 Charts
Add Garmin BlueChart g2 HD and g2 Vision HD marine charts to your Garmin echoMAP 70dv/70s, view the different charts you can buy from ActiveGPS here.
Garmin echoMAP 70s Technical Specification
‣Display: 5-inch VGA display (480 x 640 pixels)
‣Track Log: 50,000 points, 50 saved tracks
‣Basemap: Includes UK and Ireland mapping
‣NMEA input/output: NMEA 0183 certified
‣Built-in memory: None (cannot load maps to internal memory)
‣microSD card slot: Yes, accepts 2 microSD cards
‣Garmin radar compatible: No
‣Garmin sonar compatible: Yes
‣Waterproof: Yes, IPX7
‣Dimensions: Width - 150mm, Height - 155mm, Depth - 61mm
‣Garmin echoMAP 70s manual
Manual requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download a free copy here.
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Page updated: 22nd November 2016