With the Simrad GO7 XSE, you can navigate on the water more efficiently and easily with a 7-inch fishfinder radar display. An intuitive and easy-to-use multi-touch display makes it similar to a smartphone or tablet. Furthermore, it includes a GPS receiver, allowing you to use local and international charts from providers such as C-MAP. C-MAP Easy Routing, another advanced chart-specific feature, makes planning a boat trip as simple as planning a trip by car.

Simrad GO7 XSE Review of 2023

Simrad GO7 XSE Review of 2023

Simrad’s GO7 XSE features active imaging as one of its most noteworthy features. The new Active Imaging 3-in-1 feature, including CHIRP sonar, SideScan and DownScan, along with FishReveal technology, offers high-resolution detail and unmatched sidescan range. A better understanding of structure and cover is possible with this feature, which makes it easier to locate fish-holding structures underneath and to the sides of your boat.

A Simrad radar solution can also be easily combined with the GO7 XSE through plug-and-play connectivity. You can navigate safely through crowded harbours with options like Broadband 3G, Broadband 4G, or Halo Pulse Compression radar systems, and locate flocks of feeding birds that indicate good fishing spots with Broadband 3G, Broadband 4G, or Halo Pulse Compression radar systems.

Combined with the GO series display, the device also includes the TotalScan Transducer, which works as a powerful fishfinder. CHIRP and FishReveal technology, along with full StructureScan HD imaging, make the TotalScan transducer a great choice for boaters interested in both CHIRP and FishReveal technology. 

Furthermore, the device includes an HDI Skimmer Transducer, which is transom-mounted and can be used to catch fish as well as keep track of depth for power boaters.

What We Like

  • Touchscreen controls are intuitive on the multi-touch display.
  • GPS receiver built-in to keep you on track.
  • Charts are available from C-MAP and others.
  • Expansion and integration options using NMEA 2000.
  • With Active Imaging 3-in-1, you’ll get unsurpassed detail and sidescan range in one device.
  • Simrad radar solutions for all sizes of powerboats can be connected via plug-and-play.

What We Don’t Like

  • No Cons.


When considering purchasing the Simrad GO7 XSE fish finder, there are a few key factors to keep in mind:

  • Compatibility: Check that the device you plan to purchase is compatible with the boat/equipment you are currently using. The radar and sonar should be compatible with each other.
  • Chart options: Choose a chart that covers the waterways you will be navigating on and ensure it is available on the device.
  • Connectivity: Make sure the device has the necessary connectivity options for connecting to other boat equipment, such as autopilots, engines, and entertainment systems.
  • Display size: If you plan to use the display on a boat, consider the size and whether it will be easy to read in different lighting conditions.
  • Price: Make sure that the Simrad GO7 XSE fits your budget by comparing its price to other similar fish finders.
  • Brand reputation: Check the warranty, after sales service, and brand reputation of Simrad.
  • Power consumption: To run the device and its additional components, make sure you have enough power on your boat.

Here are a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Simrad GO7 XSE:

  • Customize your display: Your display can be customized so that you see only the information you need. Data fields can be added, removed, or repositioned, as well as the transparency can be adjusted.
  • Use the built-in GPS: It contains a GPS receiver, which allows for real-time position tracking and navigation using detailed charts. Mark waypoints, plan your route, and monitor your progress using this feature.
  • Take advantage of the radar: For powerboats of all sizes, the GO7 XSE can connect to Simrad radar solutions. By using this feature, you can navigate safely through crowded harbours, find good fishing spots by tracking flocks of feeding birds.
  • Use the FishReveal feature: A fish-holding structure beneath or to the sides of your boat can be easily located with FishReveal, which combines the view of fish and structure onto a single picture.
  • Use the autopilot: You can steer your boat with the GO7 XSE by using a Simrad autopilot. Your boat will be automatically guided to the desired location if you set waypoints and routes.
  • Take advantage of the NMEA 2000 connectivity: As a result of NMEA 2000 connectivity, you can monitor engine performance and fuel efficiency, control your on-board entertainment system, and more.
  • Use the C-MAP Easy Routing feature: It is as easy to plan a trip on the water as it is to plan a trip by car with C-MAP Easy Routing. Planning your route, marking waypoints, and tracking your progress are all made easier with this feature.

FAQs on Simrad GO7 XSE of 2023

What is the maximum depth for Simrad GO7?

Transducers used with the Simrad GO7 fish finder will determine the maximum depth it can detect. For freshwater applications, the Simrad GO7’s transducer can reach a depth of 600 feet (183 meters) and for saltwater applications, 900 feet (274 meters). The Simrad GO7 can, however, be made even more powerful by using a deeper-range transducer. To determine your Simrad GO7’s maximum depth capability, check the specifications of the transducer you are using.

What transducer comes with Simrad GO7 XSE?

In the Simrad GO7 XSE, you will find a Lowrance HDI Skimmer transducer, which is a transducer for medium/high frequency fishing. For fish detection and water temperature measurement, this transducer uses a broadband ceramic element. A transom mount transducer mounted on the back of the boat can measure depths of up to 900 feet in salt water and 600 feet in freshwater.


Lowrance’s Simrad GO7 XSE fishfinder is a lowrance product. With this unit, you receive a Lowrance HDI Skimmer transducer, which operates at medium/high frequencies. 900 feet of depth can be measured in saltwater and 600 feet in freshwater with this transducer. Transducers are mounted on the back of boats and mounted on the transom. A deeper-ranging transducer can increase the Simrad GO7 XSE’s maximum depth capability.

Manual: https://www.defender.com/pdf/GO7_owner.pdf

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