Garmin® Introduces High-Performance GPSMAP® Multifunction Series
Offered in Both Sonar and Non-Sonar Versions
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 series of multifunction displays (MFD). Offered in a sonar and non-sonar version, the GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 series is a premier line that streamlines high performance, usability and superior boating features with a renowned interface that makes any time on the water more productive and enjoyable.
“We wanted to introduce a line of multifunction units that encompassed the performance, user-friendliness and dependability that our customers have grown to depend on out on the water,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. “With the GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 series, we’ve integrated the features that the mariner needs in any boating situation. We’re offering a sonar and non-sonar version since everyone needs a product to perform differently in various situations.”
The new GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 MFD series boasts a vibrant widescreen display available in 7-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch sizes. With full pinch-to-zoom touchscreen capabilities, the GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 series offers streamlined performance and integrates features that are pivotal for the boating experience, such as digital switching, weather, radar, thermal and IP camera visibility. Built for the casual cruiser or sailor, this series of chartplotter offers a high performance solution on the water.
With anglers of all types in mind, the GPSMAP 7400xsv and 7600xsv series is also made available with premier sonar technology integrated. In addition to offering the same screen sizes and benefits as the GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 series, the GPSMAP 7400xsv and 7600xsv series boasts traditional HD-ID™ sonar, true dual 1kW CHIRP sonar, CHIRP DownVü and SideVü, providing the clearest scanning sonar available on the water while giving distinct target location and separation.
Whether utilizing the xsv or non-xsv series, this new family of GPSMAP MFDs has built-in 10Hz GPS, allowing for faster and more accurate position tracking and updates. Premium sailing features have also been integrated into both series of products, offering laylines, tidal information, enhanced wind rose, a current slider and other elements that prove to be beneficial to sailors of all kinds.
A worldwide basemap comes preloaded on the GPSMAP 7400 series while both BlueChart® g2 coastal and LakeVü™ HD inland lake maps are preloaded to the xsv and non-xsv series of the GPSMAP 7600 MFDs. No matter whether fishing a secret fishing hot spot or running the coasts, these units have cartography covered. And with built-in Wi-Fi, the BlueChart Mobile and Garmin Helm mobile apps can easily interface for seamless utilization.
The new GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 xsv and non-xsv series is scheduled to be available in Q1 of 2015. The GPSMAP 7400xsv and 7600xsv series will range from $1,699.99 - $3,999.99. The GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 series will be available for $1,499 - $3,499.99. For a full list of features and more information, visit www.garmin.com/marine2015.
Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar, high-definition radar, autopilot, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
For 25 years, 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.
About Garmin International 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. A component of the S&P 500 index, 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, GPSMAP and BlueChart are registered trademarks and HD-ID and LakeVü are trademarks 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 rights reserved.
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