Simrad NSX, testing starts with Simrad’s new chartplotter and operating system

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, 100-ton USCG master.

11 Responses

  1. This is actually the second outing of NEON: the (much simpler in terms of number of different GUI elements) B&G Nemesis display also uses the new OS.

  2. Craig Owings says:

    Sounds like a great new OS. The only thing lacking at this point is the ability to use Navionics charts. C-Map is ok, but not the detail of the Navionics. Lack of Navionics support, would make me think about upgrading from my Simrad NSS EVO3.

    • Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

      Unfortunately, I don’t think Navionics support is very likely. The realities of charting products owned by competitors is forcing some of these decisions. I will say that the X-series charts on NSX are much better than my recent C-Map experiences.

      -Ben S.

  3. Jesse Henry says:

    listening in closely and carefully to this as it progresses… this might be a perfect “Chart Plotter” for the helm of the boat I’m working on putting together…

  4. Any idea if the NSX pairs with Motorguide trolling motors like other Simrad products?

  5. So for now no motorguide support, and no declaration on if it is coming.

  6. Dan Corcoran Dan Corcoran says:

    Can we expect to see Neon released on previous versions of hardware?

    • Jørgen says:

      …do McDonald’s sell . Dream on

    • Ben Stein Ben Stein says:

      Sorry for the late reply on this. I have asked Navico product managers exactly this question and it appears the answer is no. I think they saw the trouble Raymarine had trying to back port LightHouse 3 and took that as an object lesson about why not to try. Invariably, there are large hardware differences between the older hardware and the launch hardware for a new platform. Supporting all the various systems brings complexity at a time that they’re already dealing with gobs of it.

      Although it might be disappointing to existing product owners, I think it’s probably good product management not to bite off a ton and deliver a mediocre user experience.

      -Ben S.

  7. surf salterpath says:

    …. time to update your nsx review? The season is here!!!!

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