Simrad GO7 chart plotter
Simrad’s new GO7 standalone chartplotter and echo sounder is designed to bring feature-rich electronic navigation to tenders, runabouts and cruisers.
The user interface is customizable with tap-to-select, pinch-to-zoom and drag-and-drop functionality. NMEA 2000 networking, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility are built-in, giving boaters access to engine integration, SonicHub entertainment functions and autopilot control.
The 7-inch screen is built to be viewable in bright daylight, and it allows split-screen access to sonar, CHIRP and DownScan Imaging views.
Full access to GoFree cloud-enabled technology comes through wireless connectivity, letting GO7 users buy, download and use Insight maps as well as maps from Go-Free partners. Software update notifications are automatic, and sonar logs can be uploaded and downloaded through the Insight Genesis online service for community data sharing.
“Electronic navigation at one point was seen as a luxury, but no longer,” Navico CEO Leif Ottosson stated in a press release. “By reducing end-user costs and packing high-end features into an affordable, compact combination display, we are bringing the safety and peace of mind that comes with accurate electronic navigation and the latest high-quality sonar capabilities to every cruiser.”
The Simrad GO7 will be available in May at a retail price of $799. Charts and transducers may be added at additional cost. Stay tuned for more information at www.simrad-yachting.com.