Finding Fish is Easier Than Ever with the New Garmin® echoMAP™ 50s and 70s

the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the echoMAP 50s and
70s, their newest combination fishfinder and high-performance

will present the new Garmin echoMap 50s and 70s to the international trade and
media at the METS exhibition in Amsterdam, hall 01.103.  A press talk will be held at
METS where Pontus Fernstrom, Director Marine Sales at Garmin will give insights
on Garmin’s latest solutions in marine electronics.  November 13, 3 pm, Hall 01.103.

“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 Pontus Fernstrom. 
“Ultra-fast position updates and preloaded with UK & Ireland maps, these
units are ideal for any sports fisher.”

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, multi-touch WVGA touchscreen.
With clear target separation and ease of visibility at both day and night, the
echoMAP allows the focus to get back on catching fish and not their location on
the screen.

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. 
allows the unit to display a constant and fluid on-screen location and provides
significantly better accuracy when marking waypoints and navigating. 

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 pin-pointing
the next hot fishing spot.
features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth™ wireless capabilities that will allow
anglers the chance to connect and access future marine-specific Garmin apps.

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 harbour any of the 5” echo 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. 



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

marine business segment is a leading provider of navigation and communication
equipment to retail and OEM customers. 
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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.

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