Garmin® disrupts the sonar market yet again with Panoptix LiveScope, the first and only live scanning sonar for recreational fishing

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced Panoptix LiveScope™ – a live scanning sonar that gives
anglers higher resolution and easier-to-interpret images of structure,
bait and fish swimming below and around the boat than ever before.
Garmin’s revolutionary Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar technology was the
first to deliver live sonar images in real-time – forwards, backwards,
sideways and below the boat – even while stationary. Now, thanks to the
active scanning capabilities of Panoptix LiveScope, anglers can see
images and movement so clear and precise that it’s even possible to
distinguish between species of fish. See
LiveScope in action here

“We took scanning sonar and made it Panoptix,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin
vice president of global consumer sales. “By combining two game-changing
innovations – scanning sonar and live sonar – Panoptix LiveScope
delivers the best of both technologies and there’s nothing out there
even close to it. Once you’ve seen fish in this level of detail in a
live, real-time image on your chartplotter, all other sonar is history –

Like other Garmin Panoptix transducers, LiveScope features two modes in
one transducer –LiveScope Down and LiveScope Forward – and can be
installed on a trolling motor or the transom (recommended only for
LiveScope Forward). Depending on the angler’s fishing preferences and
techniques, LiveScope can easily be adjusted to change views. Simply
point the LiveScope transducer down to see directly below the boat, or
forward to see around the boat. Either view provides incredibly sharp,
real-time scanning sonar images up to 200 feet down or away from the
boat, even when the boat is stationary. LiveScope is also equipped with
an attitude heading reference system (AHRS) that constantly adjusts
sonar beams to compensate for boat motion, so even in rough conditions,
anglers will still see a steady sonar image.

Panoptix LiveScope is being introduced in conjunction with a global
360-degree advertising campaign called “Sons of Fishes 2” that features
Garmin-sponsored professional anglers Jason Christie, two-time BASS
Elite Series champion, and Bill Dance, bass fishing’s elder statesman
and ambassador. The Sons of Fishes sequel includes television, print,
digital and social media executions that show a rival fishing club, The
Bad Basses, attempting to claim the Sons of Fishes’ spot on the water
and coveted LiveScope technology for themselves. To find out which
fishing club prevails, check out the full
commercial here

The Panoptix LiveScope scanning sonar system includes a compact GLS 10
sonar black box with an LVS32 transducer and a simple plug-and-play
Garmin Marine Network connector for easy installation and integration
with a compatible Garmin chartplotter. A trolling motor barrel and shaft
mounting kit and a transom mounting kit are also included. Panoptix
LiveScope is compatible with Garmin’s GPSMAP® 8400/8600
multifunction displays, GPSMAP 7400/7600, GPSMAP 10X2/12X2, GPSMAP
10X2/12X2xsv Touch and GPSMAP 7X2/9X2 series chartplotters, and the
ECHOMAP™ Plus 7Xcv/7Xsv/9Xsv chartplotter/sonar combo series.

Available now, the Panoptix LiveScope system has a suggested retail
price of $1,499.99. For more information, videos and images, visit

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 honor given to the most recognized
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, Navionics, a premier
supplier of electronic navigation charts, and EmpirBus™.

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
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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, FUSION and Navionics are registered trademarks
and Panoptix LiveScope, Panoptix and ECHOMAP are trademarks of Garmin
Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International, Inc. Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200 [email protected]