Venterior Portable Fish Finder Review

UPDATED Jan. 2023
Brand: Venterior
Model: VT-FF001
Our Score: 6.4/10
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Venterior is primarily dedicated to producing portable and budget-friendly fish finders for casual fishers who do not require all the modern features provided by state-of-the-art units. Following this practice, the model VT-FF001 comes with all the basic fish-finding functionalities while omitting some of the flashier options and thus allowing for a lower price tag.

Keep reading our honest and detailed Venterior Portable Fish Finder review to find out all about this unit’s integrated functionalities and determine if it can complement your fishing style and personal preferences.

Venterior Portable Fish Finder on white background

Pros & Cons

Pros
    • Easy to use 
    • Portable 
    • Budget-friendly
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    • Anti-UV LCD display  
    • Green backlighting 
    • Transducer with a rubber float 
    • Side Scan adapter 
Cons
    • No connectivity options 
    • Main unit is not waterproof 

Specifications

SpecificationsVenterior Portable Fish Finder
TypeDown Imaging
SonarNot Specified
TransducerNot Specified
Display (size, resolution, backlit, color)TN Anti-UV LCD display with green LED backlighting
DimensionsH x W x D - 9.6" x 5.9" x 2.2"
Weight1.09lb
Batteries4 x AAA
Depth Capability328ft
FrequencyNot Specified
Power OutputNot Specified
Power InputNot Specified
GPSNo
MapsNo
Routes, Waypoints, TracksNo
WaterproofThe sensor is waterproof but the main unit is not
Wi-Fi ConnectivityNo
MicroSD card slotNo

Display/Screen

Venterior Portable Fish Finder comes with a TN anti-UV LCD display with green LED backlighting that allows you to observe readings at night or even in direct sunlight. The unit does not come with a touchscreen and is controlled by the keypad implemented underneath the screen.

As per the manufacturer’s specification, the provided transducer sensor is waterproof, but the main unit is not. In other words, immersing it in water can cause irreparable damage. The official specification does not provide us with a waterproof rating of any kind, so we cannot tell whether the main unit is resistant to accidental splashes and rain.

Venterior Portable Fish Finder in the hand

Sonar & Transducer

Venterior Portable Fish Finder features a sonar sensor that is able to reach up to 328ft with a minimum range of 3ft. The provided transducer comes with a removable float with rubber as well as a Side Scan adapter.

To use the device, simply throw the float and the sensor into the water and attach the Side Scan adapter to the hull of your vessel using the provided mounting tabs. After attaching the sensor to a handle, simply lower it into the water. The transducer comes with 25ft of cable.

Venterior Portable Fish Finder with an illustration of fishing

The manufacturer does not give us the potential frequency range of the sonar, but the official specification states that it uses sonar beams angled at 45°. The operating temperature of the device is -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F), but the manufacturer recommends keeping the main unit’s temperature above zero for optimal performance.

The unit is capable of measuring depth in meters and feet and it automatically turns off if the display reads “—” for 5 minutes straight, so do not be alarmed if your device suddenly turns off on its own. Note that the unit cannot detect motionless (bait) fish or fish smaller than 10cm. If you are using this fish finder on a moving fishing vessel, make sure your overall speed is under 5 MPH.

What's In The Box

    • Main unit
    • Transducer with 25ft cable
    • Neck strap
    • Side Scan adapter
    • Stainless bolt and wing nut

Verdict

Venterior Portable Fish Finder is a budget unit primarily designed for casual fishers who do not need all the extra features offered by top-tier units. Thanks to its small size, it is a perfect choice for kayak or canoe fishing as well as for bridge or coast fishing. It can also be used for ice fishing. The device definitely comes with its share of limitations, but it offers plenty of value for its price, which is currently well under 50 dollars.

Our score: 6.4/10