OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GPSMAP 64sc, updating the popular line of rugged, button-operated outdoor handhelds with an 8MP camera complete with geotagging and flash functionality. The GPSMAP 64 series brings a dual GPS and GLONASS receiver, preloaded geocaches and smartphone connectivity1 to a product line already popular with hunters, hikers and geocachers of all ages, and the 64sc unit adds another reliable unit to the lineup.
“Adding a flash camera in the GPSMAP 64sc opens up a variety of new opportunities for the GPSMAP user,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The flash plus geotagging capabilities allows users to easily scout hunting spots, navigate to different waypoints or automatically geotag locations for professional use. Users can even use the camera flash as a flashlight, something that isn’t available on other 64 series units.”
In addition to the new camera, the GPSMAP 64sc boasts a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable transflective color display and a high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver with a quad helix antenna for superior reception. Using GPS plus GLONASS satellites provides faster acquisition times and helps the user maintain signal in heavy cover and deep canyons. The GPSMAP 64sc is also equipped with a 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass with accelerometer and barometric altimeter. Users can also pair the GPSMAP 64sc with their phone to receive texts and alerts right on their device with their phone safely tucked away in their pack.
Like other handhelds in the GPSMAP 64 series, the GPSMAP 64sc is water-resistant (IPX7)2 and perfectly suited for a variety of activities. It comes preloaded with a worldwide basemap with shaded relief and a free one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery3 for real-life terrain views right on the device. Additionally, the GPSMAP 64sc is compatible with a variety of optional maps including Garmin HuntView™, which provides satellite imagery, landowner and parcel information to make your next hunting trip a success. Other supported maps include Garmin TOPO maps, BlueChart® g2 HD marine charts, Custom Maps, raster maps and turn-by-turn routing on City Navigator® and TOPO US 24K maps. The device’s 8 GB of internal memory can also be expanded using a microSD™ card (sold separately).
The rugged GPSMAP 64sc is the perfect companion for the outdoor adventurer. It is compatible with BaseCamp™, a free software download that allows users to view and organize maps, waypoints, routes and tracks. It’s also compatible with the Garmin Connect™ mobile app, for features such as LiveTrack. With LiveTrack, users can pair their device with the app, and invite friends and family to follow their activity in real time. This provides peace of mind, especially if users are alone.
The GPSMAP 64sc makes paperless geocaching easier than ever. The unit comes preloaded with 250,000 geocaches from Geocaching.com, which includes key information to find the cleverly hidden containers such as the geocache coordinates, terrain rating, difficulty, hints and descriptions. By going paperless, users are helping the environment, and improving their efficiency. In addition to the preloaded geocaches, the GPSMAP 64sc devices can store millions more, so users will no longer have to pick and choose which geocaches they want to load on their device.
The GPSMAP 64sc has a unique dual battery system that works with both the included NiMH battery pack and traditional AA batteries, so users have options on how to keep their device charged while out in the field. The 64sc can get up to 16 hours of battery life.
The GPSMAP 64sc is available now and will have a suggested retail price of $399.99.
The GPSMAP 64sc is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or dog training, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/outdoors, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1 Compatible smartphone required. See Garmin.com/BLE for more details.
2 For more information on water ratings, see Garmin.com/waterrating.
3 Software download required.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, GPSMAP, BlueChart, City Navigator and ANT+ are registered trademarks, and HuntView and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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