Designed to help you find fish and navigate the water with ease, the Furuno FCV588 is an exceptional fish finder. In addition to providing clear and detailed images of the underwater environment, the device features an 8.4-inch color LCD display. Its transmitter powers it at 600 or 1,000 watts. A wide range of detection can be achieved by operating at 50/200 KHz.

Furuno FCV588 Review

Furuno FCV588 Review

With an easy-to-use interface, the FCV588 is easy to navigate and use. With its rugged and durable construction, the device is able to withstand the harsh marine environment for long periods of time. You can also easily access all the functions and features of the device through the easy-to-use keypad on the device.

There are a number of features on the device that make it an ideal tool for fish locating and navigation. You can zoom into a specific area of the water using the zoom feature, which makes it easier to locate fish. Using the bottom lock feature, you can keep an eye on the bottom of the water, making it easier to navigate in shallow waters. A-scope allows you to see fish as they pass through the water column, so you can locate fish more easily.

Additionally, the device comes with a variety of alarms you can set to notify you when certain areas are infested with fish.

Customer Feedback:

In addition to displaying clear and detailed underwater structures and fish, the FCV588 is capable of detecting depths as deep as 120 feet thanks to advanced digital processing technology. Additionally, it can display both wide and narrow cone frequencies simultaneously, which provides a more comprehensive view of the underwater environment, as well as bottom discrimination and Rezboost, which help identify and understand the characteristics of the seabed. I particularly enjoyed the white line feature as it allowed me to distinguish between the bottom and the other objects on the screen.

What We Like

  • Large 8.4-inch color LCD display provides clear and detailed images
  • 600 or 1,000 watt transmitter for maximum range and sensitivity
  • 50/200 KHz operating frequency for a wide range of detection
  • Zoom, bottom lock, and A-scope features for enhanced navigation and fish finding
  • Transducer sold separately, allowing you to choose the right one for your needs

What We Don’t Like

  • Transducer is not included with the device, which means you’ll need to purchase one separately.
  • The device is a bit heavy, weighing 8 pounds


Best Transducer for Furuno FCV 588

Depending on the specific needs of the user, the Furuno FCV588 fish finder can be equipped with the best transducer. In fact, the FCV588 comes with a standard transducer, the DFF1-UHD, a high-frequency, high-resolution transducer that can be used both in shallow and deep water. In addition to its high-resolution images and accurate depth readings, this transducer has a frequency of 1kHz and a beam width of 13°. With a frequency of 3kHZ and an 8° beam width, the DFF3D is a good transducer for fishing in deeper waters.

FAQs on Furuno FCV 588

What is the operating frequency of the Furuno FCV588?

The operating frequency of the Furuno FCV588 is 50/200 KHz.

Does the Furuno FCV588 come with a transducer?

No, the transducer is sold separately.

How heavy is the Furuno FCV588?

The Furuno FCV588 weighs 8 pounds.

What is the size of the display on the Furuno FCV588?

The display on the Furuno FCV588 is 8.4 inches.

Is Furuno 588 chirp?

With dual frequency digital processing, the Furuno FCV588 is not a CHIRP fish finder. Compressed High-Intensity Radiated Pulse, or CHIRP, produces a more accurate and detailed image of the underwater environment by using a broader range of frequencies. Although the FCV588 does not feature CHIRP technology, it still has a number of advanced features that make it a powerful and efficient fish finder.

How does RezBoost work?

The Furuno FCV588 fish finder has a feature called RezBoost, which enhances the resolution of the fish finder, enabling the fish finder to differentiate small fish and structures from noise in the surroundings. It can make it easier to locate and target specific fish using this feature and can help improve the fish finder’s overall performance.


Overall, the Furuno FCV588 is a high-performance fish finder that offers a variety of features to help you locate fish and navigate through the water. The large 8.4-inch color LCD display provides clear and detailed images, and the 600 or 1,000 watt transmitter ensures maximum range and sensitivity. However, it’s important to note that the transducer is not included, which will add to the overall cost.

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