Product Reviews: Instrument Displays

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LunaSea Ultra Bright Portable Light Bar with USB Charger

PROs:

  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Takes 3-4 hours for full charge, red light indicates charging, green light indicates fully charged
  • Built-in on-off switch

CONs:

  • Must purchase a separate mini-USB-to-device charger cable to charge your cell phone

Nobeltec TimeZero Catch

PROs:

  • Instrument connection through NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183, and Furuno NavNet network by Ethernet
  • Supports MM3D Jeppesen, Navionics, or MapMedia charts
  • Free ocean data including Sea Surface Temperature and Altymetry

CONs:

  • Requires 40GB of free hard disk memory

Raymarine a9/a12 MFD

PROs:

  • 10Hz internal GPS and external antenna support
  • Video over IP support for security cameras
  • Built-in Bluetooth for remote control of music

CONs:

  • RMK-9 wired remote and RCU-3 wireless steering remote not included

Garmin GNX 20/21

PROs:

  • Auto-scroll cycles pages for hands-free operation
  • NMEA 2000 with over 50 marine and boat parameters
  • Customizable user profiles

CONs:

  • Flush mount gasket and flat-mount kit sold separately

Raymarine gS Series Glass Bridge MFD

PROs:

  • Two microSD slots
  • 720p output resolution
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connection

CONs:

  • Remote not included

Vesper Marine AIS WatchMate 850

PROs:

  • Integrated AIS Transponder, no need for “black boxes”
  • Ultra low power consumption
  • 50 channel GPS receiver

CONs:

  • Sound of alarm is not very audible at far distance with engine running and/or very windy

Vesper Marine XB-8000 AIS Transponder with WiFi

PROs:

  • Free iOS app
  • Routes NMEA 0183 instrument data over WiFi
  • Silent Mode

CONs:

  • No mobile apps for Android, Windows, or Blackberry

Garmin Quatix watch

PROs:

  • Preloaded worldwide basemap
  • Waterproof to 50 meters
  • Sail racing features like virtual starting line, tack assist and more

CONs:

  • NMEA Transceiver sold separately
  • Low battery life with GPS on

Delorme inReach

PROs:

  • Two way communication via satellite
  • Pairing with iOS and Android devices
  • Allows preloaded text messaging

CONs:

  • Monthly subscription charges for tracking
  • Cancellation charges for early subscription termination
  • Cancellation charges for early subscription termination

B&G Triton T41 Instrument Display

PROs:

  • Sunlight viewable screen
  • Enhanced readability with a 170 degree viewing angle
  • Full colour display for true and apparent wind

CONs:

  • Integration to other products outside of the Navico family via N2K network remains unknown
  • Not N2K certifiable
  • Most expensive MSRP for all-in-one displays
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