More vibrant and easier to use, Garmin® Introduces GMI™ 20 and GHC™ 20

the global leader in satellite navigation, today
announced the GMI 20 and GHC 20, the premier Garmin instrumentation that
bridges both the powerboat and sail instrument lineup.  Providing a brand new interface that’s easier
to use than ever before, the GMI 20 and GHC 20 prove to be vital components in
any helm. 

listened to customer feedback and built off the success of our previous marine
instruments to make the GMI 20 and GHC 20 better,” said Dan Bartel, vice
president of sales.  “With bigger, brighter,
more vibrant screens, the GMI 20 and GHC 20 are easier to see, easier to use
and provide more crucial information than ever before.”

GMI 20 has a bonded 4-inch color screen that displays depth, speed, wind,
engine information and over 100 marine and vessel-specific parameters based on
the mariner’s preference.  The GMI 20 is
designed to fulfill the purpose of its predecessor, the GMI 10, while further
expanding functionality by providing more information in a larger and brighter

GHC 20 also has a bonded 4-inch color screen that is designed to display and
provide control of autopilot functions. 
With a larger and brighter display, the GHC 20 is compatible with legacy
Garmin autopilots while also being compatible with newer Garmin autopilot
systems.  The GHC 20 can also be operated
wirelessly with an autopilot remote and Garmin’s newly announced quatix™ marine
watch.  New autopilot corepacks, such as
the GHP™ 10, GHP 12 and GHP 20, will have the GHC 20 included.   

an updated user interface, both the GMI and GHC 20 provide menus and gauges
that match the aesthetics of Garmin’s newly announced GPSMAP® 8000 Glass Helm
Series.  While more user friendly and
boasting a more intuitive layout that shares both backlight and color settings,
the GMI and GHC 20 have the ability to be flush or flat-mounted, preserving the
glass helm appearance that the GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm Series provides.      

time readability has been increased on the GMI and GHC 20.  With a choice of red/black, green/black or
the normal night mode color scheme, the GMI and GHC 20 have LED backlighting
that gives the ability to display information much dimmer than the previous GMI
and GHC models could.  Conversely,
daylight readability has also been enhanced. 
With a higher contrast color scheme and wider viewing angle, the GMI and
GHC 20 provide for better clarity and visibility in any sunlight.  In addition, the glass-bonded display of the
GMI and GHC 20 ensures that no condensation forms within the unit.  The glass display is also treated to help
prevent any glare or reflection, preserving the clearest view of data possible
in any weather conditions. 

new feature introduced on the GMI 20 is auto-scroll.  With auto-scroll, the mariner can designate
how quickly the pages cycle without user intervention.  The layout can be customized to scroll at
different time intervals, thus allowing the freedom to install the unit in a
greater variety of places and easily access the information from longer
distances.  This also allows the user the
ability to utilize one instrument for multiple uses.

GMI 20 and GHC 20 are scheduled to be available in the second quarter of
2013.  For additional information
regarding the GMI 20 and GHC 20, 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.


About Garmin Ltd.

The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its 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. 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
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