Garmin Echomap UHD 93sv with GT56UHD-TM Transducer Reviews

Brand: Garmin | Series: Echomap Series | Model: 93SV | Our Score: 4.7/5

Looking for the bright, excellent side imaging sonar details and the charts that are quite good in all places from the Garmin ECHOMAP Series?

The Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93sv is a fish finder that is easy to use. It includes a transducer bundle and preloaded LakeVü G3 inland maps.

You can also share data and maps with select ECHOMAP devices. Users can easily control their marine experience, including the most powerful trolling motor. They can also create maps anywhere they want.

The 9-inch screen chartplotter includes sonar and LakeVü G3 for better fishing efficiency.

Let’s talk about a review of the very impressive Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93sv with GT56UHD-TM Transducer, model number 010-02523-01.

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93sv with GT56UHD-TM Transducer
Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93sv with GT56UHD-TM Transducer, 9-Inch Keyed-Assist Touchscreen Chartplotter with U.S. LakeVü G3 and Added High-Def Scanning Sonar (010-02523-01)

Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 93sv Specifications

SpecificationsGarmin ECHOMAP UHD 93sv
Dimension11.4″ x 6.5″ x 2.4″ (28.2 x 16.4 x 6.0 cm)
Weight2.3 lbs (1.0 kg)
Display TypeWVGA, NP
Display Size7.8″ x 4.8″; 9″ diagonal (19.9 x 11.3 cm; 22.9 cm diagonal)
Display Resolution800 x 480 pixels
Mounting OptionsBail or flush
InputTouchscreen with Keyed Assist
Accepts Data Cards1 microSD card; 32 GB maximum size
Track Points50,000
Tracks50 saved tracks
Navigation Routes100
Has Built-In ReceiverYes
Receiver5 Hz
NMEA 2000 CompatibleYes
NMEA 0183 CompatibleYes
Supports WAASYes
Lakevu (Inland)Yes
Tide TablesYes
Bluechart G3Yes
Bluechart G3 VisionYes
Lakevü G3Yes
Lakevü G3 UltraYes
Garmin Navionics+™Yes
Garmin Navionics Vision+™Yes
Topo 100kYes
Standard MappingYes
Garmin Quickdraw ContoursYes
Supports Fusion-Link™ Compatible RadiosYes
Activecaptain® CompatibleYes
Wireless Remote CompatibleYes
Sailing FeaturesYes
Power Input9 to 18 Vdc
Typical Current Draw At 12 Vdc1.0 A
Maximum Current Draw At 12 Vdc1.5 A
Maximum Power Usage At 10 Vdc18W
Displays SonarYes
Power Output500 W
Traditional Sonar (Dual Frequency/Beam)built-in (single channel CHIRP, 70/83/200 kHz, L, M, H CHIRP)
Clearvübuilt-in 260/455/800/1000/1200 kHz
Sidevübuilt-in 260/455/800/1000/1200 kHz
Panoptix™ SonarYes
Nmea 2000® Ports1
Connections Nmea0183 Input Ports1
Nmea 0183 Input (Tx) Ports1
Garmin Marine Network Ports1 Panoptix™ port
12-Pin Transducer Ports1

Garmin Echomap Uhd 93sv Features

Compact and Durable Design

Dimensions & Weight: Boasting a sleek profile at 11.4″ x 6.5″ x 2.4″ and a weight of just 2.3 lbs, this device is built for convenience without compromising on durability.

Water Resistance: Certified with an IPX7 waterproof rating, it ensures reliability and functionality even in wet conditions.

Advanced Display Technology

Touchscreen Display: Features a WVGA, NP touchscreen with a 9″ diagonal size, providing a clear and intuitive user interface.

High-Resolution: A display resolution of 800 x 480 pixels offers crisp visuals, enhancing readability and interaction.

Mounting Versatility: Can be mounted using bail or flush options, catering to different spatial requirements.

Enhanced Navigation Capabilities

Extensive Memory: With support for a 32 GB microSD card, it can handle an impressive amount of data, including 5000 waypoints and 100 navigation routes.

Tracking Features: It can store 50,000 track points and 50 saved tracks, making it a powerful tool for detailed route planning.

Precision Sensors and GPS

High-Frequency GPS: Equipped with a 5 Hz GPS receiver for fast and accurate positioning.

Extensive Compatibility: Supports both NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183, as well as WAAS, for broad interoperability with existing systems.

Comprehensive Mapping Support

Built-in LakeVu Maps: Comes preloaded with inland LakeVü maps and tide tables for immediate use.

Advanced Map Options: Compatible with an extensive range of optional maps, including BlueChart G3 and LakeVü G3 Ultra, for diverse maritime navigation needs.

Chartplotter and Wireless Features

Communication Integration: Supports AIS and DSC for comprehensive maritime communication capabilities.

Wireless Connectivity: Compatible with Fusion-Link™ radios, ActiveCaptain®, and wireless remotes, providing seamless integration with other devices.

Efficient Power Management

Voltage Range: Operates efficiently within a 9 to 18 Vdc power input range.

Energy Consumption: Exhibits a typical power draw of 1.0 A at 12 VDC, ensuring efficient energy use.

High-Powered Sonar Functionality

Sonar Display: Capable of displaying sonar with a power output of 500 W.

Multifrequency Sonar: Features built-in traditional sonar and ClearVü/SideVü for a comprehensive underwater view.

Innovative Sonar Technologies: Supports Panoptix™ and LiveScope sonar systems for real-time, high-definition underwater imaging.

Versatile Connectivity

Multiple Ports: Includes dedicated NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183 input/output ports, along with a specialized Garmin Marine Network port for Panoptix™ connections.

Transducer Compatibility: Equipped with a 12-pin transducer port to connect a wide range of transducers for various sonar capabilities.

Optimizing Battery Life for Garmin® 93SV Devices

The table below provides information on expected operating times for various battery capacities for the Garmin® 93SV series with Livescope, based on manufacturer specifications and 12V current draw. It’s important to consider the additional power consumption of Livescope when choosing a battery for uninterrupted Garmin® device usage.

Garmin® Device ConfigurationBattery CapacityEstimated Operating Time
93SV with Livescope19AH12+ hours
20AH12+ Hours
30Ah18+ hours
32Ah20+ hours
93SV 10″ Screen with Livescope30Ah10 hours
32Ah13+ hours
48AH19+ hours
93SV 12″ Screen with Livescope30Ah8+ hours
32Ah10+ hours
48Ah15+ hours

What’s in the box?


  • Waterproof and compact for ease of use and durability in marine environments.
  • Large, clear 9″ touchscreen display with high-resolution for detailed chart viewing.
  • Advanced GPS with a 5 Hz receiver for fast and precise location tracking.
  • Extensive compatibility with various chart and map options, including BlueChart G3 and LakeVü G3.
  • Comprehensive sonar capabilities with CHIRP, ClearVü, SideVü, Panoptix™, and LiveScope technologies.
  • Wireless connectivity options for seamless integration with other devices and networks.


  • Pricey
  • The touchscreen’s wetness can make menu navigation difficult due to the absence of arrow keys.

FAQs On Garmin Echomap Uhd 93sv

Yes, the Garmin Echomap UHD 93sv can display this information on the navigation screen. You can adjust the display settings to show data overlays such as GPS speed, direction, and depth. These settings can be customized in the ‘Display’ section under the settings menu as per the manual.
Interference on the sonar display can often be resolved by adjusting the transducer’s position. If you’re experiencing a solid orange top quarter on your 2D sonar screen, it may be due to the transducer being positioned too high. Refer to the manual for the optimal installation depth, and consider lowering the transducer slightly to find a balance between image clarity and avoiding a rooster tail.
Garmin’s LiveScope technology provides real-time views of fish and structures in the water, which can significantly enhance your fishing experience. It’s particularly useful for locating and tracking schools of fish like crappie, whites, stripers, and hybrids. While it can be less critical for bass fishing, it still offers substantial advantages in locating fish movements and adjusting your strategy accordingly.


This Garmin Echomap Uhd 93sv fishfinder is a robust, waterproof, and compact marine navigation tool with a high-resolution 9″ touchscreen display for clear chart visibility.

It features a 5 Hz GPS receiver for precise tracking, ensuring safe and efficient navigation.

It supports various Garmin and third-party maps and offers underwater imaging through sonar technology like CHIRP, ClearVü, SideVü, Panoptix™, and LiveScope.

Its wireless connectivity makes it a top choice for navigators and anglers seeking a comprehensive marine navigation solution.

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.