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Fishermen and sportsmen, once known for the simplicity of their past times, are now having to learn how to deal with new technology. Garmin, a leader in GPS and other computer based location devices, manufacturers fish finders of different types and capabilities, which many believe can help find that winning fish. The Striker 5DV is one of their mid-range cost fish finders, and it is reported to be one of the best on the market.
The Garmin Striker 5DV is a small, rugged unit, with a color display. It has high resolution and high power with basically translates into the ability to let the angler see the fish under the water. This unit comes with way-point map function, which marks where the fish were located previous and can take you back to the exact same spot on the next trip out.
This unit is a multi-functional one, with a combination transducer, water temperature probe, CHIRP and flashing mode so that it can be used on lakes, ponds, rivers and even under ice. Because Garmin is a leader in location services, it has point on GPS to help locate not only fish, but also the boat dock in case one becomes lost on a large lake or other body of water.
The Garmin Striker 5DV has an incredible depth location of 2,300 feet in fresh water, and 1,100 feet in salt water. This is approximately ten times that of lower cost models and most customers are very pleased with the detail displayed on the screen even when the boat is moving at a relatively high rate of speed on the water.
Another reason to buy a Garmin Striker 5DV is the resounding customer reviews. After reading several, it was discovered that the people who purchased this unit were happy over all with the use, ease of use, and capabilities. They had no complaints about the warranty, on the rare instance that a problem arose with a unit, and extremely satisfied with the company’s response to any problems. In fact, the only complaints about the Garmin Striker 5DV that this author could find was that there was very little provided in the way of an owner’s Manuel. Again, this points to the ease of use of this model.