Garmin Striker 4: An Individual Review

Garmin Striker 4: An Individual Review

Garmin Striker 4 with Transducer

Price

Pros

Easy to use, Convenient keypad operation, Includes CHIRP

Cons

Screen resolution

Summary

Finding fish is easier than ever with STRIKER 4 fishfinder.

Our Rating

5/5

Equipment is an important factor when it comes to fishing. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, you’ll need a fish-finder to make your trolling efforts easier. Luckily, the Garmin Striker 4 is a great option for those wanting to get started.

And in this review, we’ll detail what makes this Fishfinder tick. Through its design, features, and performance, we’ll let you decide if this is the right fish finder for you.

So let’s get started!

About The Product

Specifications:

  • CHIRP (77/200 kHz) sonar transducer
  • Transmit Power: 200W
  • Dimensions: 3.6 x 1.6 x 5.9
  • Maximum Depth: 1,600 ft freshwater*, 750 ft saltwater*
  • Maximum Waypoints: 5,000

First on our list is the Garmin Striker 4. The Garmin Striker 4 has a 3.5-inch display. It has a resolution of 480-320pixels. This might not be the biggest, but it allows you to see your data in a clear and open way.

GPS

GPS On Garmin Striker

Usually, a good fish finder with a high-quality GPS system will cost you some money. However, the Garmin Striker 4 comes with high sensitivity GPS options. Users can use the GPS feature to mark their frequently used fishing spots so you can find them at a later time.

Thus, you can use the GPS to mark more remote fishing locations. For instance, you can mark boat ramps, docks, and other locations as well. And it shows the GPS speed to let you monitor your trolling speed so you can fish more effectively.

And you can use waypoints to navigate and mark locations such as brush piles, docks, and stumps. Thus, making this device beneficial for users wanting to better their navigation when fishing outdoors.

CHIRP Sonar

One of its main features is its  CHIRP sonar. It provides clearer targets and a clearer picture and a better view of the bottom. Additionally, the system has no clutter on the screen, making it easier to toggle between the different tracking functions.

Fish Sonar ID

One of those tracking functions is the Fish Symbol ID. It returns the sonar signals in different ways and includes different fish icons on them. Other than that, it shows each target fish’s depth. Thus, making it great for capturing fish at locations that they usually frequent.

Flasher Mode

Flasher mode is a circular form depth scale. And it provides information on targets using sonar beam. Its inner rings show the depth. The flashing outer rings show the strength of the different sonar returns. With this function, you'll find it handy when fishing in stationary positions or in ice.

Ultra Scroll

In ultra scroll, it allows you to scan while running at high speeds. However, the image quality might suffer. With this function, users to have faster scrolling of data. Thus, making it easier to find your target fish due to its responsiveness.

Navigation

Like other portable devices in its series, the Striker 4 doesn't have a chart plotter. Because of this, the GPS system has a blank sheet as support. This module gives coordinates to your present location with great accuracy. And it's used to monitor the speed of your boat.

If you need to mark waypoints, the Striker 4 does this effortlessly. Users can use this function to help them stay on track with their fishing. It allows you to have up to five thousand waypoints which can be marked for different icons.

Water Proof

Garmin Striker 4

Since your fishing, it’s obvious that you want a fishfinder that can withstand water. Fortunately, the Garmin Striker 4 is IPX7 waterproof, meaning that rain or water splashes are unable to damage it.

But, the fish finder can also work when its immersed under 1-3 feet. You can transfer your waypoints via a data cable between echoMap Device. It also comes with a tilt/swivel mount and a power cord.

Depth Capability

The Striker 4 packs a lot of depth. It’s able to detect sonar signals in ranges around 1,600 feet in freshwater and 750 feet in saltwater. This gives you enough room to spot the fish and monitor their swimming patterns.

Final Thoughts

To conclude, The Garmin Striker 4 is a good entry level fish finder. With its GPS system, you won’t have issues looking for fish within your location; and you can tag locations with their waypoint system. Conclusively, try the Garmin Striker 4 if you want to have a better fishing experience.

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