Raymarine AXIOM 7 Review

UPDATED Jul. 2020
Brand: Raymarine
Model: 7
Our Score: 8.0/10
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AXIOM is a well-known series of fish finding units with GPS and chartplotting functionalities. All of the devices come with different transducers and chart packages, so it is important to note that this Raymarine AXIOM 7 review is about the model with the part number E70363-00-NAG. Of course, you can also purchase just the main unit if you already own a transducer or simply do not like the available options.  

Raymarine Axiom 7 with map on display

Pros & Cons

Pros
    • Beginner-friendly UI 
    • RealVision 3D 
    • Down and SideVision  
    • CHIRP capability 
    • High-precision 10Hz 72-channel GPS 
    • Navionics+ for the US and Canada 
    • Autopilot 
    • High-quality multi-touch screen 
    • Numerous connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and NMEA 2000 
Cons
    • Cannot be used with LightHouse 2 
    • No keypad 
    • Some feature will only become available with the next update 

Specifications

SpecificationsRaymarine AXIOM 7
TypeDown and Side Imaging
Sonar2D CHIRP, Down and SideVision
TransducerRV-100
Display (size, resolution, backlit, color)7" optically bonded LCD display with 800 x 480 resolution and LED backlighting
DimensionsH x W x D - 5.24" x 7.92" x 3.00"
Weight3.35lb
Batteries
Depth Capability- CHIRP - 900ft - DownVision - 600ft - SideVision/RealVision - 300ft
Frequency50 and 200 kHz
Power OutputNot Specified
Power Input12V DC
GPSBuilt-in GNSS Receiver: GPS/GLONASS- 10Hz 72 Channel
MapsNavionics+ charts for the coastal US and Canada
Routes, Waypoints, Tracks10,000 waypoints, 150 routes(250 waypoints), 16 tracks (10,000 points per track)
WaterproofIP-X6 and IP-X7
Wi-Fi Connectivityyes
MicroSD card slotyes

Display/Screen

As the name suggests, Raymarine AXIOM 7 features a 7” LCD screen with a pixel matrix of 800 x 480. It is a multitouch device designed to be used as a tablet, which explains the absence of a dedicated keypad. The display itself is optically bonded and comes with LED backlighting, which means you will be able to easily observe readings at night or in direct sunlight.

AXIOM 7 features Raymarine’s LightHouse 3 OS. The interface is user-friendly and lets you pin preferred icons to the start page for quicker and easier access. The unit is powered by a quad-core processor, which ensures proper functioning and quick and smooth operation.

Raymarine Axiom 7 on white background

Raymarine AXIOM 7 features an IP-X6 and IP-X7 waterproof rating, which means it can handle rain and water splashes but should not be submerged in water deeper than 3.3ft for longer than 30 minutes. However, it has not yet been tested against solid outside influences like dust and dirt.

Sonar & Transducer

AXIOM 7 comes with the RV-100 all-in-one transducer that supports High CHIRP as well as DW and SV. In other words, you can attach an additional external sonar without changing the transducer. The provided transducer comes with a temperature sensor and 28ft of cable and it incorporates gyro stabilization that compensates for the movement of your vessel.

For 2D, the unit does not utilize the CHIRP technology and covers 50 and 200 kHz. The angle of the beam is 25°. The max depth is 900ft for CHIRP, 600ft for DownVision, and 300ft for SideVision and RealVision 3D.

Navigation

As we already mentioned in this Raymarine AXIOM 7 review, the device comes with Navionics Nav+ charts for the coastal US and Canada. Additionally, the unit is compatible with Navionics Nav+ for Central and South America, LightHouse Coastal Vector Charts, and C-MAP Essentials and C-MAP 4D MAX+ with future LightHouse 3 updates.  When it comes to GPS, AXIOM 7 is equipped with a highly precise 10Hz GPS/GLONASS module.

Raymarine Axiom 7 on a speedboat and men with blue shirt

Since we are talking about a 72-channel GPS, your power consumption should be significantly reduced with faster satellite acquisition and increased sensitivity when fishing on inhospitable terrain. The GPS will also calculate the current speed of your vessel.

AXIOM 7 comes with an Autopilot app, but you have to integrate it with the Evolution autopilot system in order to use it. Finally, it is also compatible with numerous AIS and radar units. AXIOM 7 can store up to 10,000 waypoints with 150 routes (250 waypoints) and 16 tracks (up to 10,000 points per track).

Networking

Like all Raymarine devices, AXIOM 7 features a wide variety of networking options. This includes NMEA 2000, USB, and Ethernet ports as well as a microSD card slot. The device is also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled and can connect to SeaTalkNG with an additional A06045 DeviceNet adapter cable (F).

What's In The Box

    • MFD with trunnion adaptor
    • Trunnion bracket
    • 2 x Trunnion knobs
    • Suncover
    • Panel mount gasket
    • 4 x M5x58 threaded studs
    • 4 x M5 thumb nuts
    • Documentation pack
    • Power/NMEA cable

Verdict

Raymarine fish finders are famous for their user-friendly interfaces paired with high-quality displays as well as powerful LightHouse OS that makes sure everything operates smoothly without any lags or interruptions.  

This Raymarine AXIOM 7 review revealed an impressive touchscreen device with a high-precision GPS module, 2D CHIRP sonar, Down/Side/RealVision, and pretty much all networking options you could ever think of. On top of that, everything is powered by a superior quad-core processor with LightHouse 3 Operating System.  

AXIOM 7 is an excellent unit for all types of fishing vessels except the smallest kayaks and canoes and it can serve you well on all fishing trips apart from off-shore excursions in deep water.

Our score: 8.0/10