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Old 02-25-2015, 12:12 PM
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Default Garmin 7610xsv versus Furuno TzTouch2

I was all set on getting a 7610xsv to install on my boat this summer and now I just saw the new Furuno tztouch2. I have always been a Furuno fan, my last two boats both had NavNet VX2's and my current boat has the first generation NavNet. How does everyone think these two units will compare?

Furuno's customer service has always been extremely good, they seem to be able to fix anything, including units that are multiple generations old.

Garmin's user interface seemed to be superior to the old Furuno equipment, it looks like the TzTouch2 may outperform Garmin.

Furuno equipment appears to have better longevity.

How will Furuno's RezBoost compare to the Garmin's CHIRP capabiltities?

How does everyone think the new Furuno will compare to the new Garmin? I had my decision made until Furuno stepped up to the plate with these new units!
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Rezboost will not match Garmin Chirp but Furuno DFF1 UHD Paired with the TzT2 has me excited.
If your a Furuno guy and you understand how they inteface with the user then TzT2 is a great choice
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The 7610xsv sounder will outperform TZT2 by far. The Garmin also has scanning sonar.
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Originally Posted by BoemarineBrian View Post
Rezboost will not match Garmin Chirp but Furuno DFF1 UHD Paired with the TzT2 has me excited.
If your a Furuno guy and you understand how they inteface with the user then TzT2 is a great choice
I'm trying to stay away from a stand alone sonar module. I would have to imagine that either the Furuno or Garmin built in sounders have to outperform the current first generation navnet sonar.
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I don't know how you could beat the Garmin 7610xvs deal. For $2700 you are getting what looks to be a great unit. Add a GT 50/51 and B175 transducer for another $1700 and you have about as good as it gets.
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No one has run a Rezboost unit to compare yet. Units will be out later in this spring.
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I don't know how you could beat the Garmin 7610xvs deal. For $2700 you are getting what looks to be a great unit. Add a GT 50/51 and B175 transducer for another $1700 and you have about as good as it gets.
How about with a 12" screen and the ability to use cmap cartridges? The TZT2 is a 12" screen so the better comparison will be the 7612. Now it's 2800 ish vs 3900 ish.

If you buy the furuno chirp module you get a true 1kw chirp setup for slightly more money than the 7612. You don't get true 1kw with the 7612. If that is important you will need a garmin black box and that raises its total cost higher than furuno.

If side scan is important to you the Garmin will be the winner, if not, it is not so clear.

I was also sure I wanted the garmin until I saw this. Now I'm not so sure. As ifishmd points out no one has used the rezboost yet so it's hard to compare.
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How about with a 12" screen and the ability to use cmap cartridges? The TZT2 is a 12" screen so the better comparison will be the 7612. Now it's 2800 ish vs 3900 ish.

If you buy the furuno chirp module you get a true 1kw chirp setup for slightly more money than the 7612. You don't get true 1kw with the 7612. If that is important you will need a garmin black box and that raises its total cost higher than furuno.

If side scan is important to you the Garmin will be the winner, if not, it is not so clear.

I was also sure I wanted the garmin until I saw this. Now I'm not so sure. As ifishmd points out no one has used the rezboost yet so it's hard to compare.

garmin is 1kw chirp, dual band if im not mistaken......





The built-in sonar capabilities of the GPSMAP 7612xsv include 1 kW dual CHIRP sonar, the most sophisticated sonar technology available for the fishing and boating public. Dual CHIRP sonar provides amazingly clear target separation and definition because it puts even more energy onto the target than CHIRP. It gives you the ability to show low/high, med/high or low/med on the screen at the same time, enhancing your ability to distinguish between game fish and balls of bait fish. It also includes both CHIRP DownVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar that provide nearly photographic sonar images of fish and structure that passes below and to the sides of your boat. Garmin DownVü and SideVü provide the clearest scanning sonar images on the water.
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The Garmin is 1k on both tradidional and Chirp in the 7600s
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With the deal BOE is running you can get the 12" TzTouch2 for $3,000! That's almost a grand cheaper than the Garmin 7012xsv!

It looks like Furuno really stepped up to the plate with this unit. I guess they realized that they were really losing market share in the small to mid sized rec marine market to Garmin and Simrad!

I have always had Furuno Radars. How do the Garmin arrays compare to the new Furuno Arrays?
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Here's a good article from panbo.com on TZT2: http://www.panbo.com/archives/2015/0..._the_game.html

I saw these in Miami and they were really nice units. WavRidr359, the arrays are the same ones that they have been using with Navnet 3D and TZtouch. I have one connected to my MFD12 and it is awesome. In my experience, you can't beat Furuno's radar and fish finders. I catch fish and get back home safely and reliably every time, that's what I want!
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Originally Posted by WavRidr359 View Post
With the deal BOE is running you can get the 12" TzTouch2 for $3,000! That's almost a grand cheaper than the Garmin 7012xsv!

It looks like Furuno really stepped up to the plate with this unit. I guess they realized that they were really losing market share in the small to mid sized rec marine market to Garmin and Simrad!

I have always had Furuno Radars. How do the Garmin arrays compare to the new Furuno Arrays?
Agreed but remember Garmin has much of what you need built in to their XSV units so when you compare products take that into consideration. I think that id what BOE Brian was pointing out above. Also the OP was asking about the 10" screens not 12". some of us have limited space and if we want to go with 2 units we may be limited to the 10" units,

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