The Garmin unit was unique among our test group with its touch-screen display and elegant software interface. We found its actual radar performance just a notch below that of both the Furuno and Raymarine units but either "Very good" or "Excellent" on our larger scale. It seemed during our testing that the Garmin software designers made a real effort to eliminate screen "noise" with its gain, fast-time constant (FTC), and sensitivity time control (STC) circuitry, but in doing so, they may have gone slightly too far. The unit didn't provide quite the same level of target definition as the Furuno or Raymarine units. Also, the display screen used by Garmin appeared to have significant electrical-current draw. Even in standby mode the unit pulled 4.7 amps, nearly twice that of all the other units. This wouldn't be a concern in the powerboat market or to a sailor who motors a fair amount, but it's a cause for pause if most of your voyaging will be done under sail. That said, the Garmin software features made these units quite easy to set up and use, and in terms of price, it was about in the middle of the 4-kilowatt models. For someone a bit techno-queasy who wants a good touch-screen interface or for anyone looking to plug and play quickly, this is well worth considering. Also, Garmin has managed to get a 4-kilowatt antenna into an 18-inch radome, unique among our test units.