Humminbird vs Lowrance vs Garmin : Sonar Marine Electronics

Miles Burghoff (aka Sonar) uses all three brands on his FLW Tour bass fishing tournament boat. At the 2019 Bassmaster Classic, Miles sat down with Bass University to talk about how he uses each sonar GPS unit. Learn about 2d sonar, downscan, sidescan, panoptix, humminbird 360 and more. If you’re trying to decide between Humminbird, Lowrance or Garmin units for your bass boat, you’ll want to watch this full 34-minute video at For a limited time, try it free for 30 days!


  1. Paul Aragon on December 29, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    On the Garmin technology- "Panoptix shows you everything… Everybody will be able to utilize this technology with different brands in the future." Seems like the other manufacturers are back in the stone age.

  2. 1OFGODSOWN on December 29, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I prefer LOWRANCE so I own and use LOWRANCE.

  3. HuntinginAust. on December 29, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Good tips mate. I’m at the stage of buying my first finder for average use and I think it would definitely be important not to get caught up in the technology too much! I’m between a Garmin and Humminbird in more of a basic unit at this stage

  4. D Kat on December 29, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    WATCH OUT ! some of the lower end units DON’T come with CHIRP so read your specs or you could be sorry. Some of you probably got burnt already and said wow my fishfinder looks crappy compared to Youtube videos well Lowrance took out the CHIRP and now it looks like crap still work ? Ya sure just you lost a lot of detail….

  5. Low Budget Bassin on December 29, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    They should start an entirely new tournament series WITHOUT electronics

  6. Smartiebob on December 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Amazing on YouTube anymore when asked a question that should take 30 seconds to answer we got to listen to a 3-minute story.

  7. Economan on December 29, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    UMMMMMMMMMM. ………. Who is currently sponsering these guys?

  8. Dean Koch on December 29, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Dude is a suck up to all the manufacturers. He is trying to get all of them to sponsor him. LOL.

  9. boogerwelder on December 29, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Humminbird and Lowrance have a lot of catching up to do.

  10. Richie Rich on December 29, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    its all about what you can afford. garmin striker 7sv gives you side image, down image and 2d for 500$. lorance and hummingbird charge twice that for the same technology. thats why i choose garmin. you’re not losing quality LOOK AT THE DASH OF COMMERCIAL AIRLINERS. GARMIN for a reason.

  11. Adventure Fishing on December 29, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Garmin is lightyears ahead

  12. skankhunt42 on December 29, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    Garmin ftw!!!

  13. Mr JP on December 29, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    This guy is staying neutral just in case one of these companies might want to sponsor him. Your everyday fisherman is the only person you can count on for a true assessment regarding the electronics they’ve used. With that said, Lowrance is terrible for many reasons and is why I’m even watching this videos right now.

  14. Edward Egnor on December 29, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Cause everyone has 10 k to spend

  15. Rolando Nandin on December 29, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    This was not a true assessment of which product is better. You can tell he was trying to give credit to all.

  16. Tyler Sabelko on December 29, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Humminbird has best side and down imaging. Garmin is leading live-image sonar. Lowrance 2d in my experience has best high speed depth reading. I chose Garmin for versatility. Panoptix is an awesome tool for ice fishing and it is nice to be able to move head unit between ice fishing and boat bail mounts.

  17. zimks on December 29, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    It’s a toss up between Garmin and Humminbird. Lowrance is not even close

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