Garmin ECHOMAP Series

Garmin has introduced the ECHOMAP™ series chartplotters, offering premium features such as Ultra High-Definition sonar, preloaded Garmin Navionics+™ mapping, wireless networking for data sharing, and support for Garmin’s LiveScope™ live-scanning sonar.

The Garmin ECHOMAP Series available with a 6”, 7” or 9” bright, sunlight-readable touchscreen displays with keyed assist allow anglers to easily control functions like zooming in or out on the map and toggling between different sonar views.

In this page, you can read reviews on Echomap Series such as ECHOMAP Plus, UHD, Ultra and next-gen ECHOMAP Ultra 2 series.

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Garmin Echomap UHD2 Review

The Garmin Echomap UHD2 chartplotter series is a significant advancement in fishing technology, offering both button-driven and touchscreen models.

It features wireless networking for easy sharing of sonar data and navigation inputs, compatibility with various transducers, and high-contrast Vivid color palettes.

The series also integrates Garmin Navionics Plus for comprehensive charts and Quick Draw Contours for personalized map creation.

Built-in Wi-Fi connects to the ActiveCaptain app for easy updates and notifications.

The 9-inch model has a 50% increased pixel count for clear displays.

Garmin Introduces-ECHOMAP UHD2 Series Chartplotters

Overall, the Garmin Echomap UHD2 is a top-tier choice for anglers seeking functionality and cutting-edge technology.

This article will provide an in-depth review of the Garmin Echomap UHD2 Series, including its key features and FAQs.

Garmin Echomap UHD2 Features

No matter if you are living in warmer climates, with the latest Echomap UHD2 Chartplotters, there is no better time to think about upgrading your electronics with the newest technology to help you know water better than a local.

Featuring Wireless Networking

Now, featuring wireless networking, you can easily connect two echomap UHD2 Chartplotters together to share sonar data as well as various types of user data like waypoints, routes, and boundaries.

Button-Driven Displays

For anglers that prefer button-driven displays, you have the choice between a 5- or 7-inch chartplotter. These keyed units have an easy-to-navigate interface and a simple push-button design that is sure to make a novice angler feel like a professional.

Touch Screen Interfere

We also understand that not everyone wants to be restricted to just buttons, and that is why we are excited to tell you that we now offer the echomap UHD2 series with a 6, 7, or 9-inch responsive touchscreen display with key assist.

These hotkeys can easily be programmed to take you to your most frequently used chart combos or sonar screens, and this gives the anglers the options to customise their display in a way that accommodates their boat and fishing style.

Garmin GT-20-TM

A variety of chartplotters means a variety of transducer options. The 5-inch and 7-inch keyed units can be purchased with a GT-20 transducer capable of displaying traditional and chirp-clear view sonar returns.

Garmin GT56UHD

The 6 and 7-inch touchscreen units are offered with a GT54 Transducer all-in-one UHD transducer, and the 9-inch graph can be purchased with a GT56 Ultra High Definition Transducer.

No matter which compatible transducer you use, anglers can expect beautiful sonar returns, especially when paired with our high-contrast Vivid colour palettes.

Create Own Charts with Quick Draw Contours

If you happen to be on a body of water that doesn’t have any contour data, you can easily create your own charts with Quick Draw Contours. Simply drive your boat back and forth over the area you’re looking to record, and just like that, you now have detailed mapping that you created yourself.

Enhanced Display Clarity

I am sure you are excited to hear that the 9-inch echomap UHD2 has 50% more pixels than previous 9-inch echomaps, which means you’ll be able to see everything your chartplotter is truly capable of on a beautiful high-resolution display.

Upgraded Mounting Solutions

For the new 7 and 9-inch touch-screen units, you may notice that they now offer a familiar Quick-Disconnect bail mount that is like the simple and secure cradles used on the EchoMap Ultra series.

Simply Lock & Unlock

Simply lock and unlock the mount to remove or install your display, and that is it.

Built-in Wi-Fi Connectivity

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to do a lot more than just network units together.

It gives you the ability to create a powerful connection between your chartplotter and compatible device.

ActiveCaptain App

The free Active Captain app can access charts using the one chart feature. Receive and install software updates directly from your smart device, and even receive smart notifications on your chartplotter. As you could have expected, these touchscreen displays are compatible with Garmin’s entire live scanning sonar lineup.


Yes, Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 units can be networked together. If you connect one unit wirelessly and others via a wired connection, they will network effectively. However, be aware that wireless networking has limited capabilities compared to wired connections.
Wireless networking on the ECHOMAP UHD2 supports user data and sonar sharing but does not support mapping sharing. For full networking capabilities, a wired connection is recommended.
The UHD2 series units are 1 inch narrower, offer wireless networking, improved screen resolution, a more secure Ultra series style cradle system, and use up to 3.5 AMPS, similar to the EchoMap Ultra 106.
Yes, the black box is still required for certain functionalities with the ECHOMAP UHD2.
The primary difference between the 93UHD and 94UHD is the type of mapping installed. The 93UHD comes with inland lake maps, while the 94UHD has coastal maps.
Yes, the ECHOMAP UHD2 is capable of recording video footage to an SD card.
As of the latest updates, the 7, 9, and UHD2 models of the ECHOMAP series support Navionics +. However, the UHD 6 model does not.
You can choose either the 93 (inland) or 94 (coastal) model, then add the appropriate Navionics Vision+ accessory mapping for the other coverage. It’s advisable to price both options to determine the most cost-effective choice.

Gary Burrell

Chief Content Writer and Reviewer at Garmin Fish

Born in 1989, Gary Burrell is an Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Tennessee. With 20+ years of experience, he has transitioned from engineering roles to becoming the Chief Content Editor. Gary’s unique blend of technical knowledge and editorial expertise has made him an essential figure in content creation, ensuring clarity and accuracy. His journey from an engineer to an editor showcases his adaptability and commitment to continuous learning.