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Garmin 541s Product Review - Is This the Best Option for Your Boating and Fishing Adventures?

April 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 203

If you are an avid boater and enjoy fishing and the open sea, investing in a Garmin 541s is absolutely necessary. This chartplotter and fishfinder is designed and constructed by Garmin, a highly rated and reliable manufacture of great GPS units. The 5 inch ultra-bright screen will show your location overlaid onto a built-in highly detailed g2 chart anywhere in the coastal U.S.A. including Alaska, Hawaii and the Great Lakes. For those individuals who consider themselves fishing enthusiasts, the fishfinder and sonar features of this model show fish, bait, and the bottom in depths up to 1500 feet.

This combination unit has all the features of a standard standalone chartplotter allowing you to see exactly where you are on a detailed chart. It will also track where you have already been, create waypoints, and mark specific locations with latitude/longitude. The memory can store up to 3000 waypoints and 100 routes. No need for to run external antennas; this model has built-in high sensitivity antennas and provide accuracy up to 10. It also features one of the latest and greatest processors produces faster chart redraws and smooth map panning.

Built-into the Garmin 541S is a fishfinder that can take readings as deep as 1500 feet. The user can run this model in a split screen chartplotter/fishfinder so you can see both options at once; in full screen chartplotter mode; or full screen fishfinder mode. It even has 2X and 4X zoom for a close-up view of the bottom for people who enjoy bottom fishing. Since this model updates quickly, you can always have a clear picture of images underneath the boat. If you need to step away from the unit, simply set one of the many alarms for fish, shallow water, deep water or low battery to be notified when one of the above actions happens.

The Garmin 541s is also XM Weather compatible. If you purchase this additional option you can monitor the weather in the area you are traveling. It monitors lightning strikes, wave heights and directions, water temperatures, wind data and much more all right on the easy-to-read 541s screen.

Overall, the capabilities, features, size, and ease of use make this Garmin model a must-have for any avid boater and fisher. Whether you are traveling the open seas, or one of the Great Lakes, this gadget will come in handy and be an invaluable addition to your boating gear.

If the Garmin 541s has caught your attention, make sure to shop around to find the best price for the Garmin GPSMAP 541s

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