Simrad GO7 Fishfinder/Plotter
April 8, 2015
The new GO7 stand-alone, multi-touch chartplotter and depthsounder combo from Simrad Yachting offers boaters an affordable option for electronic navigation and fishfinding. The unit’s customizable user interface allows boaters to navigate easily through displays, even in rough conditions. The screen allows pinch-to-zoom chart and sonar range adjustment, as well as drag-and-drop capability for fast, convenient route planning.
The GO7 features an internal 10 Hz GPS antenna, along with NMEA 2000 networking capability, WiFi and Bluetooth compatibility to provide boaters with immediate access to engine information, SonicHub entertainment functions and autopilot control.
Equipped with a crisp, bright daylight-viewable 7-inch widescreen display, the GO7 allows split-screen access to built-in features such as traditional sonar, CHIRP and DownScan Imaging views. CHIRP sonar produces greater sensitivity, improved target resolution and superior noise rejection for clearer images, while DownScan Imaging provides photo-like views of structure and bottom detail. In addition to sonar functionality, navigation information is displayed on the latest electronic charts available from a wide variety of cartography producers.
The first entry-level, stand-alone display with wireless connectivity and full access to GoFree cloud-enabled technology, the GO7 gives users the ability to purchase, download and immediately use Insight maps and other third-party maps from GoFree partners directly from the home screen. With GoFree, users also receive automatic software update notifications and can download and install these updates directly, guaranteeing the most up-to-date operating system with all of the latest features. The GoFree Shop also allows registered Insight Genesis users to upload and download sonar logs to the Insight Genesis online service to enhance personal chart creation and to streamline Social Map community data sharing.
The GO7 will be available in May 2015.