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Old 01-21-2014, 06:42 PM
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About to be purchasing new electronics for my boat. The original plan was to order a Garmin 6212, 1 kw in hull mount transducer B-260, Garmin 24' radar dome & the Garmin autopilot.

Just looking on Garmin's website and see they are introducing the new 1040xs. Other then being the more updated appearance and the screen is 2" smaller what's the main difference I'm missing?

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Old 01-21-2014, 06:52 PM
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Minimal networking with the 1040xs and it has a built in sounder. Should integrate well with Garmin radar and Autopilot.

With your original plan you would need to purchase a sounder module(GSD-xx) along with what you have listed.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by stevenjlang View Post
About to be purchasing new electronics for my boat. The original plan was to order a Garmin 6212, 1 kw in hull mount transducer B-260, Garmin 24' radar dome & the Garmin autopilot.

Just looking on Garmin's website and see they are introducing the new 1040xs. Other then being the more updated appearance and the screen is 2" smaller what's the main difference I'm missing?

Thanks in advance
With the Garmin 6212 you will also need a sonar module..the GSD24 is the one recommended...600/1000/2000 watts.
Matched with a B260 that will give you excellent traditional sonar capability.



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The Garmin 1040xs has 3 different built in sonar capabilities.
1) Traditional 600/1000 watts
2) single band CHIRP
3) Down scan/ traditional sonar.

Plus you add the GCV 10 for down scan and side scan.

(It has the same networking capability as the 6212.)



Both will serve you well...but if a good bit of your fishing is under 600' I would put the 1040xs and the B175W transducer high on the list for one of the options to consider.

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I see the term single band chirp a lot - is there multi band chirp ? -what is this?
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Originally Posted by Captain Frosty View Post
I see the term single band chirp a lot - is there multi band chirp ? -what is this?
The first CHIRP units to hit the market were the dual band black box units such as the BSM-2, and GSD-26.

They could utilize a dual band transducer such as the B265LH...and these units fired both bands simultaneously .
These were higher end units and could utilize a wide variety of transducers all the way from a single element up to a 25 element.

Now we have the all in one single band CHIRP units that are very affordable and they fill the gap for those that do not need to read bottom at 5000' but but are very happy fishing in 300'...and spending a lot less $
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If you are looking for single station ise, and using radar, ff, and autopilot the 1040xs is a much better value. The 6212 ultimately gives you more options but at 3 or 4 times the price.
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