Transducer Selection Guide
Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 45cv
The easy-to-install, easy-to-use 4.3″ echoMAP CHIRP 45cv is compatible with optional transducers for high wide CHIRP sonar and Garmin CHIRP DownVü.
Includes Quickdraw Contours software to instantly create your very own HD maps with 30 centimetre contours. Internal 5 Hz GPS updates position and heading. Cables plug directly into the mount. Transom and trolling motor mounts included.
The built-in sonar capabilities of echoMAP 45dv include CHIRP sonar, the most sophisticated sonar technology available for the fishing and boating public. CHIRP sonar provides amazingly clear target separation and definition because it puts even more energy onto the target than traditional sonar. It also includes sonar-recording capability that coordinates the timing of the sonar return with your boat’s position and saves digital information for playback on a computer using HomePort™ planning software. Use the user data sharing cable to share waypoints and routes between multiple devices.
Garmin DownVü scanning sonar give you a nearly photographic image down to 225 metres1 below your boat. You clearly see structure, submerged objects and fish. Traditional Garmin HD-ID™ sonar and DownVü scanning sonar are combined into 1 transducer. Also provides HD-ID support for Minn Kota® and MotorGuide® trolling motors with integrated transducers.
Preloaded with Garmin’s highly detailed BlueChart G2 mapping covering the British Isles in their entirety, including the Thames Estuary, Caledonian Canal, Outer Hebrides, Shetland and Orkney Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Lough Neagh, The Shannon river (up to Lough Kee) and the Irish Sea. Continental coverage from Brest, FR to Kiel, DE including the Channel Islands, the Waddenzee, the IJsselmeer, the canals of The Netherlands, the Meuse River to Liege, BE; the Rhine River to Dusseldorf, DE and the Kiel Canal.
Quickdraw Contours is a free, easy-to-use software feature already installed on your echoMAP CHIRP 45dv. It instantly creates your own personalised HD fishing maps on screen with 30 centimetre contours. Tailor the maps as needed; you own them. Keep the data for yourself, or share it with Garmin or your friends. No special surveying expertise is required. You just fish while Quickdraw Contours creates maps. There’s no waiting around or sending your files away like other mapping software requires – your results appear instantly. Use with any Garmin Panoptix™ transducer, any HD-ID sonar, any CHIRP-enabled, Garmin DownVü transducer or NMEA 2000®-compatible depth transducer. Have more than 1 sonar device installed onboard? Quickdraw Contours automatically selects the most capable sonar device to provide the very best results for you.
Fast, responsive 5 Hz GPS/GLONASS refreshes your position and heading 5 times each second to make your movement on the screen more fluid. Now it’s quick and easy to drop up to 5,000 accurate waypoints and find your way back to your secret fishing hot spots.
When you’re off the water, it’s easy to keep your echoMAP safe and secure. You don’t have to mess with plugging and unplugging wires from the unit because the cables plug directly into the mount. This allows you to quickly install and remove your echoMAP from power and the mount.
A single microSD™ card slot provides expandable memory for accessory map purchases such as BlueChart® g2 or BlueChart® g2 Vision®. Based on your boat’s specifications, Auto Guidance instantly creates a visual path you can follow to avoid shallow water and other charted obstructions.
If you have waypoints, tracks or frequently used routes stored on another manufacturer’s GPS product – or on a Garmin handheld device – now it’s easier than ever to transfer those items to your new Garmin chartplotter, via industry-standard GPX software formatting. GPX is an open standard format for GPS data exchange across platforms and applications. With this easy-to-use interface technology, Garmin has taken “no waypoint left behind” to a whole new level of trade-up convenience.
¹Maximum depth may be affected by seabed material and salinity and temperature of water.
²BlueChart g2 Vision SD card is required for this technology