Originally Posted by Amity83
You can add the RMK-10 keypad to the Axiom which has the same buttons as the eS series. It is not entry level equipment at all, its just targeted to a certain customer. It's built in sonar is feature packed for shallow water fishing. The vast majority of fisherman don't fish offshore. High Wide Chirp sonar, DownVision, SideVision and 3D sonar all in one display with one transducer. It's fully networkable and expandable with other displays(as soon as LH3 is released to them) and radars/sounders. It has a fast new quad core processor and sleek new operating system. The transducers have gyro stabilization to clean up the 3D sonar image in choppy water... What about this is entry level to you? It may not be perfect for every boater but don't trash it just because you own something different.
Again, the sounder is great and I wish/hope there was a black box version of it.
I'm not saying the unit is not good, and I agree that it is awesome for some users out there.
These are designed to last until 2022 and the replacements for the eS and gS between now and then will establish themselves as mid and upper range units, leaving these current Axiom as the entry level. If these were told of the line they would come in larger screen sizes.
The software is also great but it will make it's way to the other current units over the summer.
Please be aware that the initial release of the software on the Axiom will not support C-Map and will not have tides built in. This should be fixed at the next release (when it also makes it to eS/gS/e/a)
I don't own something different, I install electronics on boats and know better than to own a boat myself.