OLATHE, Kan./Feb. 14, 2018 – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the addition of a new 12-inch networking chartplotter and combination model to its popular GPSMAP product line – the GPSMAP 1222 Touch and 1222xsv Touch chartplotters. Both with a 12-inch touchscreen display, these new plotters are available with and without built-in sonar. The new GPSMAP 1222/1222xsv Touch are being announced in conjunction with Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 15-19.
“These new GPSMAPs are designed for the budget-conscious customer who desires premium features typically found only in a higher-end product,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “We’ve packed these plotters with industry-leading features and built-in conveniences to offer something for every boater.”
The New GPSMAP 1222/1222xsv Touch chartplotter/combo units
Experience an advanced navigation solution with the GPSMAP 1222 Touch series, available as a 12-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen chartplotter or combo unit (xsv model). They feature built-in wireless connectivity for the ActiveCaptain™ app and VIRB® action camera integration and more. They also boost a built in 10Hz GPS/GLONASS receiver for smooth on-screen navigation.
These plotters offer full-network compatibility for the Garmin Marine Network which allows support for sharing sonar, charts, user data, radar, IP cameras and PanoptixTM all-seeing sonar among multiple units. Plus, there’s NMEA® 2000 and NMEA 0183 support for autopilots, digital switching, weather, VHF, AIS and other sensors.
Anglers will benefit from the xsv model that comes equipped with built-in 1kW traditional CHIRP sonar, CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar capability (transducer sold separately) for a near-picture quality view of what’s beneath the boat. Plus, the GPSMAP 1222xsv Touch also features support for Panoptix all-seeing sonar and other premium Garmin sonar modules (sold separately). The GPSMAP 1222/1222xsv Touch comes preloaded with a worldwide basemap for general reference with support for optional BlueChart® g2 Vision® HD charts with Auto Guidance, satellite imagery, 3-D perspectives and more.
SailAssist has also been integrated into both models, offering laylines, tidal information, enhanced wind rose, a current slider and other elements that prove to be beneficial to sailors of all kinds. Both models also offer integrated ANT support for use with the quatix® 5 marine smartwatch, gWindTM Wireless 2 transducer, GNXTM Wind marine instrument and wireless remote controls. Additionally, they feature built-in Quickdraw™ Contours software, a free, easy-to-use tool that lets mariners instantly create personalised HD maps with 1-foot contours on any body of water.
The new GPSMAP 1222/122xsv Touch models are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2018 at an RRP of £2,479.99 and £2,659.99 respectively. For a full list of features and more information, visit garmin.com/newmarine.
Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1 and was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the third consecutive year by the NMEA, an honour given to the most recognised marine electronics company for support of products in the field. Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation, audio, entertainment and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use. Other Garmin marine brands include FUSION Entertainment, and Navionics, a premier supplier of electronic navigation charts.
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 http://explore.garmin.com/en-GB/newmarine/. Follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1Based on 2016 reported sales.
About Garmin International Inc.
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, VIRB, BlueChart, g2 Vision and quatix are registered trademarks and ActiveCaptain, Panoptix, gWind, GNX and Quickdraw are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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