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Old 10-10-2014, 04:22 PM
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It seems like every time I turn around I see some new breakthrough technology coming to market.

GPS was revolutionary back in the day. Color sonar units broke the mold. Side imaging technology changed the way we searched for fish. 360 imaging now is changing the game too. Recently the newest technology that I think could be the future of marine electronics is the use of Wifi to connect sonar with GPS units- such as the Vexilar Sonar Phone which allows users to have 2D color sonar on their phone or tablet, as well as being able to pair it with the Navionics mobile app. Though this is a new concept and geared more for the mobile sonar market, I think it will change the way we rig our boats.

What do you think is going to be the next big thing in GPS/Sonar/Mapping?
Old 10-10-2014, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SonarB View Post
I was just at ICAST in Orlando and it was really cool to see all the innovative new products.

One of the coolest products that I think will change the future of boating electronics is a new product from Vexilar called Sonar Phone.

Essentially it's a transducer that emits a wifi signal that connects with your phone or tablet. The coolest part of this was that at ICAST they announced they are partnering with Navionics and adding their mapping to the Sonar Phone app. When I walked by the booth it looked just like looking at my Humminbird, but on an iPad!

I'll admit, I'm pretty much as happy as I can be with my Humminbirds on my boat, but with smaller craft this new technology is going to offer a very affordable, yet highly functional option for sonar/gps capabilities.

I really think this is going to be the future of electronics!

I was told that this Navionics overlay will be available soon.

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Originally Posted by SonarB View Post
It seems like every time I turn around I see some new breakthrough technology coming to market.

GPS was revolutionary back in the day. Color sonar units broke the mold. Side imaging technology changed the way we searched for fish. 360 imaging now is changing the game too. Recently the newest technology that I think could be the future of marine electronics is the use of Wifi to connect sonar with GPS units- such as the Vexilar Sonar Phone which allows users to have 2D color sonar on their phone or tablet, as well as being able to pair it with the Navionics mobile app. Though this is a new concept and geared more for the mobile sonar market, I think it will change the way we rig our boats.

What do you think is going to be the next big thing in GPS/Sonar/Mapping?
I think the next big thing is that companies are going to hire social media people to go on forums and act like regular people to discuss their products in order to get more hype.




You do realize it is very easy to quickly see all your previous posts right? There seems to be a common theme.
Old 10-10-2014, 06:41 PM
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bye bye fishies of de sea? ;?

The easier we make it to catch.......the more we will wipe out.

However, I love my tech when fishing!! Especially the scroll back.....
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Proper real time 3D

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A button that makes fish just jump right on the hook.

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