Raymarine Dragonfly fishfinders grow bigger

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Latest Dragonfly 7 PRO adds 7” screen to CHIRP DownVision sonar and wi-fi mapping.

FLIR is expanding the Raymarine Dragonfly family with the addition of the Dragonfly 7 PRO which offers wide spectrum CHIRP DownVision and wireless mobile device integration with a 7” display.

Raymarine says the new model offers the same features as the Dragonfly 5 PRO but with a bright, extra-large 7” display which is optically-bonded for all-weather performance and guaranteed to never fog up.

Unlike conventional imaging sonars that transmit each pulse at a single frequency, Raymarine says the Dragonfly 7 PRO’s DownVision sonar uses wide spectrum CHIRP technology to transmit across multiple sonar frequencies simultaneously. This results in higher resolution, photo-like sonar images.

The Dragonfly 7 PRO offers deep water performance to 180m and reliable high-speed bottom tracking. It also is equipped with a conventional high frequency CHIRP sonar channel for targeting fish and bottom tracking down to 277m.

The 10Hz GPS sensor and mapping function helps users stay on course, while Raymarine’s Wi-Fish mobile app enables CHIRP DownVision data to be streamed directly to a smartphone or tablet.

The built-in wi-fi also syncs with the Navionics Boating app to give anglers the power to create their own personal HD bathymetry maps in real time. It also supports Navionics charts, C-MAP by Jeppesen, and Raymarine LightHouse charts, and comes bundled with C-MAP Essentials or Navionics+ maps on microSD.

Starting at $1,065 RRP, Dragonfly 7 PRO will be available in the first quarter of 2016 through Raymarine-authorised dealers and retailers.

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