Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv Review

  • By: fishlovers
  • Date: July 15, 2023
  • Time to read: 5 min.

Garmin is an American multinational company that is involved in delivering amazing and innovative technology regarding to GPS and it is scattered in large number of markets. These markets include aviation, tracking and marine etc. Garmin also manufactures fish finders that can be used by the fishermen in order to find and catch fish much effectively.

In this article, we will consider the Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv. We can say that this 7sv is indeed the top-of-the-line variant or model of the Garmin Striker series. If we talk about this Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv in an overall sense, then this is indeed one of the best fish finders in accordance with the imaging technology used in it. Further, if we consider and compare the price of this 7sv, then it is much affordable as compared to other fish finders having same features and properties.

Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv on a boat

How the garmin striker 7sv Works

Now, if we refer to the overall working of this Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv, then I would say that it is indeed a good fish finder that utilizes three amazing technologies because of which, finding fish would be way easier for you. This 7sv basically offers three types of sonar. Yes! You heard it right. In this Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv, you get three sonars into a single fish finder. If we consider these three sonars, then these include a SideVu, ClearVu, and CHIRP. All of these three sonars work simultaneously and provide amazing and high-end results to the user. Further, this Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv also supports wide range of frequencies that make the work of the fishermen easier. Along with these sonar technologies, this device also comes with a transducer as well. It is called as the GT52HW-TM transducer, and this transducer is compatible with all the three types of sonars that have been mentioned above. Another important aspect about this transducer is that it also has a built-in temperature sensor as well. So, these are the main components of the Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv that are involved in its overall working process.

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Garmin striker vivid 7sv Features

Now, we will take a look at the amazing features that are present in this budget friendly Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv.


If we talk about the display of this Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv, then what I would say is that this 7sv definitely has one of the most efficient as well as attractive display to be found on a fish finder. The 7sv has a huge 7-inch screen that makes it easy to see much information and data. Further, the screen of the Garmin 7sv is also enriched with WVGA colors, and because of these colors, the visuals and overall data present on the screen is quite bright. You will not face any difficulty while using this screen in sunlight.

If we account for the resolution of the screen, then it has an 800×480 pixels screen resolution. Overall, for a fish finder, it is quite good.

This 7sv also provides the function of split screen as well that is quite useful because on this large screen, you can view the ClearVu, SideVu and CHIRP readings at the same time.


If we consider this ClearVu, then it is basically referred to the down imaging by Garmin. Generally, this ClearVu focuses the sonar beam just under the boat and provides the clear representation and picture of the down view. It tells the reader everything that is happening beneath the boat. Therefore, this ClearVu present in this Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv provides the fishermen with the detailed view regarding to the presence of fish beneath his boat. Also, the object separation is quite impressive provided by this ClearVu.


Similar to ClearVu, the SideVu is reference to as the side imaging technology by Garmin. This SideVu provides the fishermen with an overview of what is happening at the underwater sides of the boat. This SideVu provides detailed view of the surroundings of the boat.


This CHIRP is basically referred to as the high and mid range frequency CHIRP. If we consider the uses of this CHIRP technology, then it is usually used for providing a 2D sonar. If we consider the quality of the sonar returns that are made using this Garmin CHIRP technology, then these are definitely amazing. This CHIRP technology definitely provides clear, distinct and sharp images of the things beneath the boat. Also, the resolution of the images that are formed is also very high.


Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv comes with a GT52HW-TM (12 pin) transducer. This is actually an all-in-one transducer and it supports the SideVu, ClearVu and CHIRP technology. It is indeed a very good transducer and has a temperature sensor as well in it.

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Garmin Striker vivid 7sv Pros and cons

Referring to some of the pros of this Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv, then it is definitely equipped with amazing technologies to locate fish underwater. It includes Garmin’s SideVu, ClearVu and CHIRP technology. Also, the display of this 7sv is magnificent. It has a 7-inch display that has quite impressive resolution. The display provides clear information and data along with the feature of multiscreen option as well. It is one of the most affordable and impressive fish finders in the market.

Now, considering the cons of this Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv, then it doesn’t have any support for the MicorSD card. This leaves the user limited to the storage options that he has. Further, in this 7sv, you would be unable to download maps and you would also not be able to create your own maps as well.


All of the above discussion leads us to our conclusion that this Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv is definitely a good fish finder that you should definitely consider. It is packed with amazing sonar technologies that provide quite detailed and sharp view of the underneath objects and fish.

This fish finder has a magnificent display price is also very reasonable for the features that it has. The only aspect in which it lacks is the mapping functionality. Otherwise, it is an excellent fish finder. If you are okay without having the mapping functionality, then you should definitely give this Garmin Striker Vivid 7sv a try. In terms of performance, it is superb.

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