New Simrad Cruise is the Most Intuitive and Easy-to-Use Chartplotter Available

6 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is that headline really Panbo’s considered opinion, or just a copy-paste from Navico’s press blurb I wonder?

    • Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

      Hi Anonymous,

      We publish industry press releases in an unedited format under our press release section. The bottom of each Press release says: “Panbo publishes select press releases as a service to readers and the marine electronics industry. The release contents do not reflect the opinion of the editors and are not fact checked by the editors”

      So, no, it’s not our considered opinion and is Navico’s wording.


      • Anonymous says:

        Ah – my feed reader just lists all the articles without reference to which section they are in, so I wasn’t aware this was a press release. Maybe you could consider adding “Press release” to the headers so the source is clear when these articles are reposted automatically out of the original context?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is it Navico who can’t spell chartplotter or Panbo?

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    In my book a decent, bright (1,000 NIT) 7-inch chartplotter with GPS, C-Map digital charts, and fishfinder (with included Skimmer transducer) for $450 is noteworthy, and the press release is certainly worth passing on.

    I suspect that the Cruise 7 has a easy and effective user interface too, given the Evo 3 style keypad and what is likely a very stripped down EV0 2 operating system.

    But potential buyers should study the specs and manuals with a particular eye out for what the Cruise series does not have, as in: no touchscreen, no WiFi, no Ethernet, no video, no NMEA 2000, and no NMEA 0183. These are truly standalone plotter/sonars.

    But, dang, there’s still good tide and current data, C-Map auto routing, and a Cruise can even run most features on a Navionics chart card.

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