Looking to replace my old sounder which decided to die last week. Navman 4432.
Can someone give me some advice?
Here are my options
1. Garmin Echo 300c - ~ $220 - $265
2. Lowrance Elite X4 - ~ $220 - $265
3. Lowrance Mark 5X Pro - REFURB with 12mth warranty $220
The first 2 are very similar to each other and the Garmin seems to be well reviewed.
The Mark 5X PRO is the dark horse. It is not color but it has a 5inch 480x480 resolution compared to a 3.5inch 240x320. It's also the cheapest
I think the bigger higher def screen outweighs the color advantage.
My other concern is how well the monochrome screen performs in direct sunlight. Can anyone tell me their first hand experience? I know the Garmin screen is excellent in bright sunlight.
Any comments, thoughts are appreciated.