Originally Posted by incentive
Looking at purchashing a new chart plotter/sounder in the new year to go on my boat.Looking at the Garmin 550 or the Lowrance 525 or 527 models.Does anybody have these models on their rib and if so which model is best?Any other models to consider buying?
Thanks for the mention guys
As has been said, the 555S is the same as the 550S but with higher resolution screen, unless you want well defined super high detail then the 550S is fine for most people.
We are currently investigating/waiting for Garmin to look into a fault on one 550 but this is the only problem we have encountered since the range was launched, they are a great value and a lot of function in a small box.
As Jon rightly says the Horizon plotters with sonar add on are worth a look too, the main practical difference is screen orientation: Garmin = portrait, Horizon = landscape.
We are always happy to look for the best price possible, so feel free to PM me.