PLEASE NOTE: This product does not have an NMEA (Data) input or output of any kind, therefore it is not possible to interface with other electronics such as AIS and Autopilots.
A true entry level chartplotter, Simrad Cruise offers a casual boater everything they need and nothing they don’t.
Most products in the entry level market are targeted at fishermen with more advanced sonar but very basic charting.
Simrad Cruise is a chart plotter first and a depth finder second, with a worldwide basemap
If a user still wants a bit more chart data or the ability to use Easy Routing they can add a C-MAP chart card.
Navigating has never been easier than it is with Cruise.
You can navigate to a cursor position, a waypoint or along a predefined route. The Navigation Page gives you a 3rd person view of your vessel travelling along a route. Important
information is then overlaid in the corners of the screen showing you the following:
- Direction to steer
- Route length
- Time to destination
- Distance to next waypoint
- Time to next waypoint
Simrad Cruise is compatible with CMAP Easy Routing. If you have a CMAP MAX-N or MAX-N+ chart card in your unit then you can simply select your start point, select your end point and your chartplotter will automatically fill in the gaps to create the best route for you to take to get there, avoiding land and shallow areas.
Simrad Cruise may be primarily a chart plotter but it also has inbuilt CHIRP sonar. Cruise sonar provides accurate depth readings and automatic bottom tracking as well as water temperature.
Included in the box is an 83/200 transducer which gives you frequency options of 83kHz, 200kHz, Medium and High CHIRP.
Ease of Installation
You have the option of either bracket mounting or dash mounting your Simrad Cruise.
Dash mounting is very easy with the ability to mount the unit from the front, simply pop off the corner bezels to reveal the screw holes.
There are only 2 connectors on the rear of the product, one for power, one for sonar. Both connectors are push fit and waterproof.