Garmin® Introduces New 25kW Open Array Marine Radars

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the GMR™ 2524 xHD2 and GMR 2526 xHD2, two new open array
marine radars designed for serious fishermen and long-range cruisers.
These high-definition radars offer 25kW of transmit power, an increased
maximum range of 96 nautical miles, and Pulse Expansion1 that
maximizes transmit energy.

“With twice as much power as other radars in our xHD2 series, the GMR
2524 and 2526 xHD2 are our most powerful radars to date,” said Dan
Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “They provide
incredible long-range performance and excellent target separation and
are invaluable aids to track land, other boats or weather, and to help
locate game fish.”

The 4-foot GMR 2524 xHD2 and the 6-foot GMR 2526 xHD2 are available with
Pulse Expansion, a new feature that provides the ability to increase the
duration of the transmit pulse, thus maximizing energy on targets and
increasing their size. With Pulse Expansion, mariners are more likely to
identify targets at longer range that they might have otherwise missed.
Pulse expansion will also be available throughout the existing line of
xHD2 open array and xHD dome radars with a free software upgrade.

These powerful new radars also feature Auto Bird Gain2, a
unique feature that lets mariners easily locate flocks of birds at the
water’s surface, indicating a potential hot fishing spot. Additionally,
all xHD2 open arrays also come standard with dual radar support1
that provides radar redundancy and more flexibility to view different
data on independent display units.

Other xHD2 series features found in the new 25kW radars include dual
range3, which adds an extra level of security to those on
board by providing simultaneous views of both short and long ranges.
This eliminates the need to toggle between views, and allows the mariner
to keep a close eye on immediate surroundings and those on the horizon
to ensure weather patterns, land and structure can always be observed.
These reliable radars also feature Dynamic Auto Gain and Dynamic Sea
Filter that continually adjust to surroundings, water and weather
conditions to provide optimal performance while reducing excess noise
and clutter. Coupled with vibrant 8-bit true color, they provide a
precise and accurate representation of what weather patterns or
obstructions that may be approaching.

The GMR 2524 xHD2 has a retail price of $7999.99 and the GMR 2526 xHD2
has a retail price of $8999.99. Both radars are available now and
seamlessly integrate with compatible Garmin GPSMAP®
chartplotters, combo units or multi-function displays. A voltage
converter is included, enabling the radars to work on a 12V or 24V
system. For more information, visit

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 more than 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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1 Available with the GPSMAP 7400/7600, and 8000/8500 series.
Available with the GPSMAP 7×1, 8×0, 10×0, 7400/7600, and 8000/8500
3 Available with the GPSMAP 4000, 5000, 6000,
7000/7200, 7400/7600, and 8000/8500 series.

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 GPSMAP are registered
trademarks and GMR is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International Inc.Carly Hysell, [email protected]