Post Gain Processing Power with Tons of Waypoint Storage
The Furuno GP1870F is a 7” combination chartplotter/fishfinder for the mariner with a small area to mount his electronics but does not want to give up performance. The GP 1870F incorporates Furuno’s “Bottom Discrimination” feature that analyzes the makeup of the bottom beneath your boat. Added to this the GP1870F also includes “Accu-Fish” which is Furuno’s unique fish size analyzer. The Powerful 600W/1Kw fish finder can reach depths to 5000 feet with an apprpriate transducer. The GP1870F has a bright 7” wide format LCD display that that gives excellent readability even in direct sunlight, and can be seen even when wearing polarized sunglasses.
The GP1870F’s chartplotter possesses an internal GPS receiver so its installation is easy. With its dual range display you can split the screen to show two different zoom levels of your chart, making it easier to navigate. The Furuno GP1870 F also has a large internal memory capable of holding up to 30,000 track or waypoints and 1,000 routes. Furuno has added their RotoKey revolving menu, and point and click operation, which is familiar to Furuno users. Built into the 1870 is a basemap that includes very basic information like the outline of the coast, if you want more detailed charting for the GP1870F, you will want to add the C-Map 4D chart, The C-Map 4D chart offers additional chart features like 3D chart view, satellite images with 2D and 3D overlay, and “Guardian Alarm” that when activated does a forward scan for obstacles. The 1870F is also NMEA 2000 compatible for easy interface with other NMEA 2000 devices.
The GP1670F and GP1870F are now offering more features than ever with the latest software update that was released as of 7/11/14. This update brings features and enhancements such as position information presented in TD’s, Fish Finder On and Off Transmission, and a Simplified User Interface for the Easy Routing Function. Improved AIS-SART Indication along with added functionality to distinguish between targets by name and shape.
If you are looking for the market leading performance that comes with owning a Furuno Chartplotter/Fishfinder the GP1870F may just be what you are looking for, it is a powerhouse unit that is easy to operate, modestly priced, and offers features found on much larger units.
THE TRANSDUCERS LISTED BELOW WILL PROVIDE BOTTOM DISCRIMINATION AND ACCU-FISH. OTHER TRANSDUCERS MAY NOT, PLEASE CONTACT THE GPS STORE AT 1-800-477-2611 FOR HELP CHOOSING A PROPER TRANSDUCER. MB1100 MATCHING BOX IS REQUIRED WITH 1KW TRANSDUCERS THAT DONT HAVE A 10 PIN CONNECTOR.