UK Debut for Garmin at London Boat Show 2018

| 10-14 January 2018 | Stand LB 044 |

UK./Dec. 07, 2017 – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), is set to launch a range of its new 2018 marine products to the UK market, at London Boat Show 2018.

Experience Garmin’s strengthened marine product portfolio in London this year – featuring the new ActiveCaptainTM app and the ECHOMAPTM Plus series, to mention but a few. With a wide variety of products on show, from chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, to solid-state pulse compression radars, to transducers and dive computers; the Garmin stand is certainly not one to be missed this year. Products on display at the show include:


Experience a seamless content management system with unlimited access to cartography, automatic delivery of the latest software available, off-vessel planning capabilities, connected services and so much more in one simple, yet powerful application. Whether out on the water or planning the next trip, mariners can utilise the ActiveCaptain app as a one-stop-shop to manage their experiences from nearly anywhere, including:

  • OneChartTM  – Access, update and purchase maps and charts from the OneChart storefront from a mobile device at any time.
  • Smart Notifications – Stay connected to the world with calls, text messages and more shown on the chartplotter display while the phone is stowed away, safe and dry.
  • ActiveCaptain Community – See what others are saying with access to up-to-date-feedback from the boating community: Feedback on marinas, reported hazards and other POIs in the area.
  • Planning – Make, save and transfer routes and waypoints between the app and the chartplotter with zero button presses1
  • Mobile Quickdraw Community – Easily upload and download of the latest community-made QuickdrawTM Contours chart and map content.
  • Sync User Data – Automatically synchronise marked waypoints and routes between the app and chartplotter.
  • Over-the-Air Software Updates – Once the app is paired with the chartplotter, notifications and update details combined with seamless delivery eliminate the need to transport updates from desktops via an SD card.
  • View and Control – View and control your chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere on the boat.

ECHOMAP Plus series
ECHOMAP Plus series is Garmin’s next generation of chartplotters and sonar combination units with industry-leading features for both saltwater and inland anglers and boaters.

Building on the success of its predecessor series, ECHOMAP CHIRP, the new ECHOMAP Plus features powerful sonar capabilities, premium chart options, and built-in WiFi®* for access to the new Garmin ActiveCaptain marine app for the ultimate connected boating experience. Available in a range of display sizes to accommodate nearly every boat and budget, the Plus series features a bright, sunlight-readable 4-, 6-, 7- or 9-inch display. The 6-inch units are new to the ECHOMAP series and are larger with more pixels and easier to read than previous 5-inch models. The ECHOMAP Plus series also offers the convenience of a new keyed-assist touchscreen on the 7- and 9-inch units, which gives users quick access to the features they use most. The ECHOMAP Plus series comes preloaded with UK and Ireland charts with support for optional BlueChart® g2 Vision® HD charts with Auto Guidance2, satellite imagery, 3-D perspectives and more.

STRIKER™ Plus series
These proven fishfinders with industry-leading sonar are now packed with new features to help anglers find and catch more fish, yet easy as ever to use.

“The new STRIKER Plus series has the features that will bring the benefit of built-in GPS, Quickdraw Contours and Wi-Fi® to first-time users, and will convince existing STRIKER customers to upgrade,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president global consumer sales. “These new fishfinders are the perfect entry-level solution for anglers who want the best sonar available plus the ability to create and store their own contour maps.”

Descent™ Mk1
The Descent™ Mk1 is a dive computer offering surface GPS positioning with rich colour mapping.

Designed for recreational, technical and free divers, the Descent Mk1 allows divers to plan their underwater adventure right on the watch and use GPS waypoints to automatically mark dive entry and exit points to upload their dive log via the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app to Garmin’s online dive community. The Descent Mk1 also offers multiple dive modes, 3-axis compass, in-dive data, as well as multi-sport functions like wrist-based heart rate and activity profiles.

Beyond the full range of diving functions, the Descent Mk1 offers a complete feature set of sports/training, fitness and outdoor navigation tools. It comes preloaded with activity profiles for swimming, running, biking, hiking, skiing, rowing, paddle boarding and more.


To find out more about Garmin’s innovative product ranges, please visit:

Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer3 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, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.

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 Follow us at,, or

The 4-inch models do not include Wi-Fi.
1Zero button presses applies to GPSMAP chartplotters only.
2Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation practices.
3Based upon 2016 gross 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 and BlueChart are registered trademarks and ECHOMAP, ActiveCaptain, OneChart, Quickdraw, STRIKER, Descent and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations.  The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983).  A copy of such Form 10-K is available at  No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


 For further information, please contact Alizee Paquis at:
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