Raymarine Dragonfly series fish finders are intended for big freshwater fishing boats. This series boasts just the right features to help boats navigate and find fish targets in lakes and rivers. These fish finders come with high-res displays and advanced sonar to make weekend angling expeditions fun and hassle-free. The Dragonfly 5PRO is intended for experienced anglers who want features like those on high-end saltwater fish finders. Read this Raymarine Dragonfly 5PRO review to find out what you can get out of this gadget.
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This fish finder has a high-def 5-inch LED backlit display with no internal fogging. The internal sonar has dual channels and supports wide-spectrum CHIRP technology for DownVision sonar. The fish finder comes with a standard mounting ball that is removable. The ball shaped mount allows for more mounting and tilting options than standard mounting stands. The fish finder has limited internal storage to record up to 3,000 waypoints and 15 tracks. Storage is expandable via the microSD card slot. The fish finder also comes with an interesting corresponding app to livestream data and share with friends.
This fish finder comes with a generous 5-inch display screen. The high-def screen displays maps and images in sharp color and facilitated wide viewing angles. The display is optically bonded to generate the best pictures. The display is backlit so you can view the screen even in direct sunlight. It also comes with a really neat anti-fog feature that lake anglers would definitely appreciate. The screen resolution is 800×400; more than enough to support accurate and noise-free images in excellent contrast. The display is visible in any type of weather, at night or during daytime. It’s useful and pleasant like the display on a tablet screen.
Thanks to Dual Channel CHIRP DownVision Sonar, users can capture accurate and reliable data on fish targets and objects underwater. The advanced CHIRP imaging technology can generate photograph-like images with impressive details for users to analyze. CHIRP tech is usually something only high-end fish finders were equipped with, but solid products like this Dragonfly 5PRO also comes with this tech. The sonar is dual-channel as mentioned above. It means that you get a secondary conventional CHIRP sonar for precise fish targeting in addition to the wide spectrum CHIRP sonar that collects area information.
The DownVision sonar supports several frequencies so you can get better range and have a better chance of zeroing in on a fish target. DownVision is highly capable of accurately imaging the terrain under your boat, complete with lake or riverbed vegetation, solid objects and moving targets. Overall, the CHIRP imaging tech and the sonar system is something you can rely on to get you the data you need.
This fish finder has built-in GPS. Functionality of the GPS is rather basic. There’s nothing fancy to see here. The GPS, however, is very precise and will give you accurate navigational data. You can get the location of your boat anytime, anywhere without an issue thanks to the GPS system. Unfortunately, the GPS does not provide advanced mapping capabilities. But, users can store 3,000 waypoints and 15 tracks maximum at any given time. You can record much more with a microSD card (not included with the purchase).
This fish finder comes with a useful and intriguing mobile app for both Android and iOS smartphones called Wi-Fish. You can connect the smartphone to the fish finder to live stream sonar data. Your friends or colleagues on shore can instant access to what you are seeing or where you are going with this app. You can record this livestream data for later viewing or rewinding if necessary. You can pause or zoom the sonar on your phone’s screen as well. You can share everything you catch instantly on social media via the app. Plus, if you simply want to see the images on a larger screen, you can use the app on a tablet. This app is really neat and is not something many fish finders of similar caliber offer.
Overall, this fish finder is perfect for all types of leisure freshwater fishing trips. If you are a social butterfly who likes showing off catch, this is definitely the fish finder you want. It offers excellent bang for the buck with CHIRP tech and DownVision sonar as well.