Garmin’s first Chartplotter / Sounder with built in Chirp Technology
Garmin’s GPSMAP 741xs takes all the features you have come to love in the previous 700 series chartplotters and added 60% more processing power, a high sensitivity 10Hz GPS/GLONASS Receiver and a HD-ID 1kW Sonar with 600W CHIRP capabilities.
The Garmin GPSMAP 741xs is a 7” touchscreen powerhouse. With pinch to zoom technology and preloaded with both Garmin Bluechart G2 charts for the coastal waters as well as the U.S. Lakes, detailed information such as depth contours, spot soundings, navaids and buoys is right at your fingertips. However, if that’s not enough the 741xs offers dual microSD card slots to accept Garmin’s G2 Vision charts for expanded detail and information such as high resolution satellite imagery, aerial photos, auto guidance, 3D view above and below the water lines and more.
Built into the 741xs is a 1kW HD-ID sounder with CHIRP technology. HD- ID with target tracking and CHIRP technologies provide better definition and separation of images as well as sweeping multiple frequencies (CHIRP technology) to better focus on certain fish at certain depths (CHIRP transducer required and sold separately) add to that, sonar recording, which will record the timing of the sonar return along with your boats position and will save depth and position information. Great for scrolling back and reviewing sonar returns and creating waypoints. The 741xs can read depths of up to 2,000 feet providing you with a much clearer representation of what’s below the boat.
The 741xs is also compatible with Garmin’s GMR series radars and has a dedicated radar port for simple installation. The Garmin GMR radars provide accurate targeting which would then be viewable either in split screen, full screen or overlaid on the chartplotter in 2D or 3D modes.
Wirelessly connect to your smartphone or tablet. With the Garmin Bluechart marine app you can create waypoints, pre plan routes and more, then wirelessly transfer the information to your plotter from your smartphone or tablet. No more waiting until you’re out on the water to plan your route, do it all before you leave home plus once underway the mobile app will allow your smartphone or tablet to follow the boat, showing your position and progress right on the screen..
Fusion Media System Compatible
New to the 741xs is the ability to control a compatible Fusion Marine Stereo right on your chartplotter. The Large on screen buttons on the 741xs gives you quick access to volume, tracks and more. Change the volume with the touch and slide control, change zones and even control volume in each zone right on the screen of your 741xs. This feature will be available in the fall of 2013 with a free software update.
The 741xs is the perfect affordable addition to your marine electronic setup. Waterproof to IPX7 standards.