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Old 10-14-2016, 04:13 PM   #1
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Furuno 1st Watch Wireless Radar

Greetings. Do any of you have any firsthand experience using Furuno's 1st Watch wireless radar, using Wi-Fi? My old Raymarine unit (which must weigh close to 100 pounds with the radome, display and cable) is about ready for Davy Jones' Locker. I like the looks of this unit; only weighs 12.5 pounds, costs about $1,250.00, works on any IOS device, and only requires a 12/24 volt power source be run to the dome. However, advertising words are easy to come up with. Eager to talk with folks who've actually used one.

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Old 10-14-2016, 04:40 PM   #2
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Couple of years ago, Panbo did a review of it:

Panbo: The Marine Electronics Hub: Furuno DRS4W 1st Watch WiFi Radar: Niche or breakthrough product?

Sorry, no actual use of it.

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Old 10-14-2016, 04:56 PM   #3
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We have a friend that installed one on his 26' Tolly and loves it, he also did some beta testing with Nobeltec for there overlay on to TimeZero app.......
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Old 10-15-2016, 08:58 AM   #4
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I do not have any first hand experience but I'm in the process to buy one.. furuno seems like a strong radar but I think gonna wait for garmin come with his new doppler phantom radar on spring... If you don't mind the doppler function, raymarine quantum and B&G 4G are strong contender a better price..
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:34 PM   #5
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I just saw one in action. It looks like a good backup system. Reading the manual it looks limited in functionality
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