Garmin’s “Ultra High Definition” Gets Even Better

When we heard that Garmin was about to offer an even better transducer than their already amazing GT 54 & 34 units, it was total excitement. We are already so happy with the 34 & 54’s performance that anything better, well it’s almost hard to believe.

Garmin says it wants to aid anglers who want to take their fishing to the next level with the clearest and highest resolution data from a Garmin scanning sonar. Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales says, “With optimized SideVü performance and multiple sonar frequencies, these new transducers easily adapt to all fishing styles and bodies of water, so anglers can cover more area than ever before.”

Both the new GT56 and GT36 transducers offer UHD (Ultra High Definition) ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonar, and as well, the UHD SideVü sonar now has 20% greater range at 1,000 kHz. This extra range along with better detail will be a great aid for those who rely on side-scanning.

This multi-purpose GT56 transducer also presents high wide CHIRP traditional sonar with excellent target separation and definition up to 800 feet below the boat (can you imagine seeing big Bluefin Tuna on this screen?). With multiple scanning sonar frequencies, anglers can make simple adjustments for the waters they’re fishing. Both the GT56 and GT36 deliver 455 kHz, 800 kHz, and 1,000 kHz for improved scanning performance at varying depths.

These transducers also support Garmin’s new high-contrast vivid scanning sonar color palettes, making it easier to distinguish fish from structure based on the user’s preferences and fishing conditions. With seven new vivid color options added, Garmin now offers a choice of 16 color palettes.

And finally, Garmin will also offer new ECHOMAP™UHD “sv” and ECHOMAP Ultra bundles with the GT56 transducer included. That’s great news for someone looking to buy a new unit (maybe a Christmas present for that “fishing” crazed loved one???)

The GT36 & GT56 are also soon to be available at Radioworld.

Check out the remarkable detail that can be obtained with the new GT56UHD transducer. This is genuinely exciting!

4 Replies to “Garmin’s “Ultra High Definition” Gets Even Better”

  1. Cool, but I’d really like to know if this is a genuine FNC product recommendation, or basically paid content. Even if you weren’t paid by by Garmin (and/or Radioworld) but just received free units, it calls the credibility of the article into question. I think I know the answer, but rather than making an assumption, I’d love it if FNC would care to clarify exactly what their policy is toward posting paid “advertorial” content.

    1. Hi Leon, I appreciate your concern. We 100 percent believe this upgrade or buying these transducers in a new package, will result in better overall fishfinder screens than what has been previously available.

      We have literally run through all the transducers that Garmin put out for our past and current units and we have seen the improvements in all model changes. Although we have yet to test the transducers in this article, we are chomping at the bit to get them onto our boats.

      The GT 32 &52 were a huge improvement over their predecessor. The GT34 & 54 were a more refined improvement, offering even better results, so I can’t see why the GT36 & 56 would again, not be an improvement. Just the gain in range is worth the upgrade.

      Yes, we are sponsored by Garmin and some people may think that we simply “plug” their products, however we use these items every time we hit the water. We test them and we tell Garmin what we like and what could use improving. We are always in close contact with their tech team. We expect nothing but the best from companies like Garmin and in my opinion, they deliver!

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