13 September 2017
The GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR are the newest additions to the top-selling GO standalone chartplotter series by Simrad. The multi-touch chartplotters are designed for power boaters looking for high-quality, all-in-one navigation products that are rich in features yet easy to use.
The GO12 XSE offers a new 12-inch display option for the GO Series, while the upgraded GO7 XSR features a restyled, glass-helm design, along with radar compatibility not previously available on the GO7 XSE.
Featuring super-bright displays and an easy-to-use interface, the new displays offer intuitive multi-touch controls that smartphone and tablet users will find familiar. Boaters can tap the screen to create or select waypoints, pinch-to-zoom, or tap-and-drag to pan smoothly across charts, while simple home screen and menu layouts allow quick access to all functions. Adjustable split-screen views and customisable panel layouts with large, clearly captioned icons, make the GO Series simple to use, even for those with little to no experience.
Compatible with Simrad Broadband 3G/4G and Halo Radar systems, the GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR also feature internal GPS receivers for accurate location, StructureScan HD and CHIRP Sonar for fishfinding, autopilot integration for precision control, engine data monitoring, full audio entertainment connectivity with SonicHub2, built-in wireless connectivity and the powerful Simrad TripIntel trip computer.
The Simrad GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR also connect to NMEA 2000 compatible sensors aboard a vessel to display engine data, fuel flow, fluid level, speed, heading and water temperature. A wide range of cartography options are available, including C-MAP, Navionics and more.
“We want to make it easier for boaters to have more fun, and the new GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR standalone chartplotters are the perfect combination of features,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico, Simrad’s parent company. “The new displays offer boaters better visibility and more useful navigation technology tools than comparable units from other manufacturers. Most of all, they’re incredibly easy to learn and use.”
GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR displays will be available in Australia in late 2017. The GO12 XSE’s RRP is from $3499, with a bundle featuring 4G Radar and a Totalscan transducer available for $5849. The RRP for a standalone GO7 XSR is $1049, with a pack adding the TotalScan transducer and C-Map Au/NZ Chart available for $1299.