|[November 12, 2012]
Finding Fish is Easier Than Ever with the New Garmin® echoMAP™ 50s and 70s
OLATHE, Kan. --(Business Wire)--
Garmin (News - Alert) International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the echoMAP 50s
and 70s, their newest combination fishfinder and high-performance
Garmin's newly announced echoMAP 70s gives an amazing chartplotter and fishfinder combination in a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom. (Photo: Business Wire)
"With amazing features integrated in this line of combo units, the
echoMAP 50s and 70s prove to be unlike any other on the market," said
Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "Ultra-fast
position updates combined with an included transducer perfect for inland
and shallow water, these units are ideal for any bass boat or center
The echoMAP 50s combines a 5-inch VGA chartplotter display with an
advanced echo HD-ID fishfinder, whereas the echoMAP 70s gives an amazing
chartplotter and fishfinder combination in a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen
display with pinch-to-zoom. These crystal clear displays provide clear
target separation, allow visibility at both day and night, and highlight
a user interface that anyone can navigate.
With the integration of a 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver, both the 50s and
70s have the ability to refresh position and heading up to 10 times per
second. This allows the unit to display a constant and fluid on-screen
location and provides significantly better accuracy when marking
waypoints and navigating.
In conjunction with the new GPS receiver, the echoMAP 50s and 70s also
allow for sonar recording. With this feature, the vessel can coordinate
the timing of the sonar return in relation to the boat's position. This
allows for every one of the 5000 user-defined waypoints to be accurate
and precise. The echoMAP is an absolute must for the avid fisherman
locating and pinpointing the next hot fishing spot.
Included with both the 50s and 70s is a dual-beam transducer that
transmits a 77/200 kHz signal. The devices will aso have wireless
connectivity capability, giving anglers the opportunity to connect and
access future marine-specific Garmin apps via smartphone or tablet.
The perfect accessory to accompany the 50s is the new echo portable kit.
This soft-sided carrying case with rigid structure for durability and
support can harbor any existing echo series fishfinders and the new
echoMAP 5-inch combo products and is an absolute necessity for the
fisherman on the go. The echo portable provides a built-in cable
management and storage system for a transducer to ensure that it can be
transported at a moment's notice. Alongside trays designed for battery
and transducer storage, the echo portable truly provides all the fishing
necessities in an easy-to-handle bag.
The echoMAP 50s and 70s are scheduled to be available in the first
quarter of 2013. For additional information regarding the echoMAP 50s
and 70s, visit www.garmin.com/combos.
Garmin's marine business segment is a leading provider of navigation and
communication equipment to retail and OEM customers. Garmin's portfolio
includes the industry's most sophisticated array of chartplotters and
touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar, high-definition radar,
autopilot offerings and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
About Garmin International (News - Alert) Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN),
the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of
companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications - most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM
applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom
at www.garmin.com/pressroom or
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a
registered trademark and echoMAP is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its
subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks
and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All
Notice on forward-looking statements:
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and its business. All statements regarding the company's future product
introductions are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based
on management's current expectations. The forward-looking events and
circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results
could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors
and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the
risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2011, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is
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