Garmin® Adds 16-inch MFD Offerings to its GPSMAP® Series

Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, has announced the addition of new 16-inch multifunction displays (MFDs) to its new GPSMAP® 7400 series.

Designed for mariners who demand high performance, ease of operation and feature integration, the new multi-touch MFDs are available in a sonar version – the GPSMAP 7416xsv and a non-sonar version – the GPSMAP 7416. Both models feature a 16-inch sunlight readable display.

The new 16-inch products encompass the same performance, user-friendliness and dependability of the other 7, 8, 10 and 12 inch MFDs found in the GPSMAP® 7400 series. With full pinch-to-zoom touchscreen capabilities, these devices offer streamlined performance and integrate features that are pivotal for the boating experience. Full-network compatibilities allow the user to add sensors, multiple screens, remote sonar modules, weather, radar, autopilot, thermal and IP camera visibility, digital switching and more. All units in the GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 series also offer the conveniences of built-in WiFi connectivity for use with the Garmin Helm™ and BlueChart Mobile 2.0 apps.

With anglers of all types in mind, the xsv series features built-in sonar capabilities, including true dual-channel 1kW CHIRP (Compressed High-Intensity Radiated Pulse) sonar. The models also include both CHIRP DownVü and SideVü scanning sonar that provide nearly photographic sonar images of fish and structure that passes below and to the sides of the boat.

Additionally, all xsv models in the GPSMAP® 7400 series offer support for Garmin Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar technology, the most unique and innovative sonar on the water. Panoptix is available with a Down transducer that allows the user to see fish and bait swimming under the boat – in any direction, or with a Forward transducer that shows the bottom, plus fish and bait swimming in the water column in front of the boat – all in real time.

Whether using 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. With optional BlueChart g2 Vision® premium cartography, all GPSMAP 7400 devices will support Auto Guidance 2.0, a patented technology that instantly searches through relevant charts to create a path free of obstacles, shallow water, buoys and other obstructions.

Premium sailing features have also been integrated into all models across the GPSMAP® 7400 and 7600 series, including a new pre-race guidance page that displays a virtual starting line on the chart, along with data fields showing laylines, time to burn before the start, and a race countdown timer that can be synchronized across all networked Garmin GPS products.

The new 16-inch GPSMAP® MFDs are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2015 with suggested retail prices ranging from £4749.99 – £5249.99. All other models in the GPSMAP® 7400 are available now. For a full list of features and more information, visit

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.



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