Garmin Echo 200 Review in 2024 – Fish Finder

Garmin Echo 200 Review

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Everyone knows Garmin, right? Your trusted companion for ensuring that you don’t get lost on the road. To ensure that you arrive on time at your destination. Garmin is also your dependable guide when it comes to ensuring that your fishing excursions are a success. And by “successful,” we mean that you run out of storage space for all of the fish you caught. Garmin’s fish finders are some of the most straightforward and precise available – and the echo 200 is no exception.


Your eyes underwater with the Garmin Echo 200! In freshwater, you may see down to a depth of 1000 feet with ease, thanks to the 300W RMS transmit power and twin frequencies of 77 kHz and 200 kHz. In saltwater, your readings will be shallower – around 500 feet.

Garmin’s HD-ID technology takes the guesswork out of deciphering complicated fish arches and echoes, displaying to you which echoes are most likely fish on the screen, making it a good introductory model for newcomers diving into fish finders.

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Garmin Echo 200


The Garmin fish finders have a nifty little trick up their sleeves called “UltraScroll.” Even at high speeds, this allows you to get excellent readings – some fishermen have claimed to see spectacular results as fast as 30 knots.

When you’re paddling hard along the current, you’ll be able to see excellent bottom and structure readings, which is ideal for determining where fish are hanging out.

If you missed something, simply go back into the SONAR history on the Garmin echo 200 – it will store all of your SONAR readings.


The Garmin echo 200 has a sharp, grayscale 5-inch display. When it comes to fish finder screens, a 5-inch screen is the “Goldilocks range.” It’s not too tiny that you’ll strain your eyes trying to discern anything, and it’s not too big that you won’t be able to fit it on your boat. It’s absolutely perfect!

The value you receive with this model is spectacular for less than $200. You get the more expensive larger screen size of higher-end models, as well as the simplicity of lower-end ones.

Whether you enjoy fishing for fun, operate a charter, or compete in little tournaments, the echo 200 will exceed your expectations!


The Garmin Echo 200 is incredibly simple to install, with a quick-release mount that takes just a few minutes to install and the transom transducer that is easy to put together – simply attach it and you’re ready to go! Alternatively, you may attach it to your trolling motor using a clamp – even simpler yet!

The cable provided is 20 feet long.

Echo 200


  • Power: 300W RMS
  • Frequency: 77/200 kHz
  • Beam angle: 60 degrees/120 degrees
  • Screen size: 5 inches
  • Screen colors: 16 level grayscale
  • Screen resolution: 320 x 480
  • Alarms: Yes
  • Temperature: Yes
  • Speed: Yes
  • Voltage: 10V – 28V

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  • Echo 200
  • The quick release mount is small and portable, with tilt and swivel capability.
  • Power cable
  • Transducer with mounting bracket, hardware, and trolling motor clampDocumentation

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Shane Baker

Shane Baker

My name is Shane Baker and when I am not with my family or working here I am out fishing! I caught my first fish when I was 6 – it was a trout at a stocked pond here in TX. Ever since fishing has been a passion of mine!

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