garmin FF combo

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Dreadfish
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:48 pm

I have decided to upgrade my ff to either a garmin 557xs or a garmin echomap55dv. apart from some very small differences they appear almost identical. can anyone tell me what the difference is?
i also see that there is a 557xs in the for sale section but have been bitten by the secondhand Ff before so a little loathe to travel that path again.
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:35 pm

Dreadfish wrote:I have decided to upgrade my ff to either a garmin 557xs or a garmin . apart from some very small differences they appear almost identical. can anyone tell me what the difference is?
i also see that there is a 557xs in the for sale section but have been bitten by the secondhand Ff before so a little loathe to travel that path again.
The one for sale is mine. I'm happy for you to come and check it out before you commit, and see it working etc.
I do understand the worry about buying second hand, so if there is anything else I can do to put your mind at ease, let me know.

Other than the specs, I can't comment on the difference as I've never used the echomap. I am upgrading to another Garmin though, I really love the quickdraw functionality especially.
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