Garmin® Introduces New GPSMAP® 500 and 700 Series Chartplotter and Combo Units

the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a premier addition
to their fully-integrated line of GPSMAP series chartplotters and combination
plotter/sonar units. Boasting a sleek new design, vibrant touchscreen and
unsurpassed positioning technology, these four new models offer boaters and
anglers the features they demand.

will present the new 500 and 700
chartplotter series
to the international trade and media at the METS
exhibition in Amsterdam, hall 01.103. Pontus Fernstrom, Director Marine Sales
at Garmin will give insights about our latest solutions in marine electronics! November 13, 3 pm, Hall 01.103.

can rely on this new line of plotters to get them to their fishing spots with
unparalleled precision,” said Pontus Fernstrom, Garmin’s Director Marine
Sales.  “And thanks to Spread-Spectrum
CHIRP sonar capability, anglers can see deeper than ever before, with excellent
target separation.”

deciding between the 5-inch VGA screen on the new 500-series or the 7-inch
multi-touch WVGA touchscreen
on the 700-series, both allow for easy visibility,
day or night. Both series provide a streamlined look by being flat or flush-mounted,
while the 700-series can be gimble-mounted and the 500-series can be
swivel-mounted.   Coupled with Garmin’s
hallmark user-friendly interface, these chartplotters will be the focal point
when showcased in any helm. 

has also included WiFi and Bluetooth™ built-in to these units to allow
compatibility to Garmin’s BlueChart® Mobile App as well as a suite of future
applications available in 2013.

the integration of the high-sensitivity 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver, both the new 500 and 700-series are able
to update position and heading ten times per second
, providing
significantly smoother on-screen navigation. 
This industry-leading GPS receiver dramatically improves the ability to
mark and navigate to any one of 5000 user-created waypoints and also allows for
vessel movement to be crisp and fluid on screen.

product line up includes the GPSMAP 557,
751, 557xs, and 751xs with built-in UK and Ireland* Bluechart g2 charting
For superior situational awareness, mariners can also load the new GPSMAP 700
and 500 series plotters with an optional BlueChart g2 Vision® micro-SD card to
navigate with a clear moving-map representation of the boat’s position.  With BlueChart g2 Vision, mariners can also
take advantage of the Auto Guidance feature which suggests the best routes to
follow. In addition, g2 Vision features true MarinerEye view above water or a
FishEye underwater perspective – both in 3D.  And for help in navigating
tricky harbours and channels – or locating marinas and resorts – g2 Vision
cards offer a growing database of aerial reference photos. 

the ‘xs’ series, Garmin has not only included the newly redesigned, highly
acclaimed HD-ID sonar technology but they’ve also included built-in Spread-Spectrum CHIRP sonar capability.  When used with a compatible CHIRP transducer,
the combination devices can display crystal-clear sonar images to help find the
next hidden fishing spot, ship wreckage or diving location.  With Garmin’s
Spread-Spectrum technology, not only will boaters see target separation and
resolution at extraordinary depths, but they can dial into specific frequencies
to target certain species of fish. 
Bottom contours are also more visible and signal noise can be suppressed
at greater depths to provide a more timely interpretation of what’s below for
safer navigation and better fishing.


new GPSMAP standalone and combination units are scheduled to be available in
the first quarter of 2013.  For
additional information regarding these devices, visit

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.

*Also includes Northern France, Belgium, Netherlands, and North
West Germany

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subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of
which are enabled by GPS technology.  Garmin’s products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications.
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