The Garmin ECHOMAP UHD series is Garmin's newest line of mid-sized hybrid combo units ranging from 6"-12" that have premium features for low prices. The UHD series comes preloaded with Garmin's clear Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar and Garmins BlueChart g3 or LakeVu g3 charts, both with integrated Navionics data. These units are the true definition of "plug and play" for any anglers.

Garmin UHD Scanning Sonar: For crystal clear scanning of fish and structure, pair an echomap UHD with any of Garmins UHD transom mount or thru hull transducers. The UHD clearVu offers photographic views with excellent resolution and target seperation in fresh and salt water. Echomap models with "sv" add support for Ultra High-Definition SideVu. Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar provides crisp images up to 200' below your boat. 

UHD Clear Vu Scanning

UHD SideVu Scanning

Features and Capabilities: 

Screen Features- UHD models are available in 6, 7 & 9" displays. The Ultra is offered in only 10 and 12" sizes. Screen sizes from 7-12" are key-assist touchscreens while the 4 and 6" models are keypad control only.

NMEA2000/NMEA0183 Network - Connect to autopilots, sirius weather, Fusion audio, VHF, AIS and more from one display. 

FORCE Trolling Motor Compatibility-  Pair a unit with Garmin's Force trolling motor to route waypoints, follow tracks and plan routes at your fingertips. 

ACTIVECAPTAIN App- Built in WI-FI pairs the Garmin ActiveCaptain app to an Echomap UHD or Ultra display, allowing for quick software updates, onechart features, Garmin quickdraw and smart notifications. 

Network Capable- Using the Garmin network, you can share data, sonar and charts among 2 or more compatible Echomap UHD or Echomap Ultra devices. (7" and 9" models only.)

What is the difference between Echomap CV vs Echomap SV models? Garmin has a variety of Echomap UHD models which can really make things confusing when shopping for your fishfinder. To break things down a little easier follow the following specifications for the CV and SV models. The CV models feature Ultra High Definition ClearVu scanning sonar along with high wide traditional CHIRP sonar. Garmins SV models feature Ultra High Definition SideVu and ClearVu sonar along with traditional chirp sonar.

  • 6" models are available as CV only. 
  • 7" models are available as CV or SV models. 
  • 9" models are available as SV models only.

What is the difference between the Garmin Echomap Plus model vs Echomap UHD models? - Bryan T 

The biggest difference is the Ultra High Definition sonar capabilities built in to the Echomap UHD models. You also have the ability to share your UHD sonar images across multiple networked chartplotters.

Is it worth upgrading to an Echomap UHD? - Austin R. 

The ability to view and create maps on uncharted waters using Ultra High Definition is well with the price. 

Unit Dimensions and Specs

Echomap UHD 6X Series Flush Mount Template

Physical Dimensions: 8.6" x 5.1" x 2.6" (21.8 x 13.0 x 6.2cm)

Echomap UHD 7X Series Flush Mount Template

Physical Dimensions: 9.8" x 5.5" x 2.0" (25 x 13.9 x 5.1 cm)

Screen Resolution: 400 x 800 pixels

Echomap UHD 9X Series Flush Mount Template

Physical Dimensions: 11.4" x 6.5" x 2.4" (28.2 x 16.4 x 6.0 cm)

Screen Resolution: 400 x 800 pixels