Garmin® redefines marine cartography with the introduction of BlueChart® g3 and LakeVü g3 with Navionics integration

New cartography first to offer built-in Auto Guidance

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today


, a new line of cartography products for coastal and inland
boating that blend the best of both Garmin and Navionics content
together for the first time to deliver unparalleled coverage and detail.
The new BlueChart g3 charts and LakeVü g3 maps will also be the first
preloaded cartography to offer built-in Auto Guidance1, a
technology that instantly searches through relevant charts to create a
suggested route based upon the user’s desired depth and overhead
clearance. The new Garmin g3 cartography updates are being announced at
the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, and will be on display
at the Garmin booth #332 in the electronics tent.

“In our pursuit to provide the greatest global cartography offerings,
Garmin’s new g3 products combines the best content from both Garmin and
Navionics to provide the highest quality detail and coverage available
to mariners today,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin worldwide vice president of
consumer sales. “And we didn’t stop there—our premium g3 cartography
will also include built-in Auto Guidance technology, a feature
previously only available with an additional accessory card.”

This new Garmin cartography brings unrivaled detail and convenience to
users with navigational aids, spot soundings, depth contours, tides and
currents, and detailed harbors and marinas. It offers seamless chart
presentation with up to 1-foot fishing contours that provide a more
accurate depiction of bottom structure for improved fishing charts and
enhanced detail in swamps, canals, marinas and port plans. What’s more,
Garmin was the first to introduce Auto Guidance, and now this simple
marine auto-navigation technology is included with all Garmin g3
accessory cards, and it’s even built-in to many Garmin chartplotters—all
at no additional cost to the consumer.

For even more detail,
g3 Vision

g3 Ultra

accessory cards are also available. BlueChart g3
Vision includes everything available with BlueChart g3, plus
high-resolution satellite imagery that provides the user with a
realistic view of their surroundings. Unique 3-D views, including
MarinerEye and FishEye, provide additional perspective both above and
below the water line, and crystal-clear aerial photography shows
exceptional detail of many ports, harbors and marinas, which is
especially useful when entering unfamiliar ports. For inland customers,
LakeVü g3 Ultra includes maps of more than 17,000 lakes with up to
1-foot contours. Of those, over 150 are Garmin Elite surveyed lakes with
high-resolution satellite imagery, multi-beam sonar views
shore-to-shore, side scan photos and photos of notable spots above the
water too. LakeVü g3 Ultra also includes high-resolution relief shading
that adds visual depth to the 2-D map, making it easier to interpret
contours, Dynamic Lake Level and more.

The new GPSMAP® 8600/8600xsv series, expected to be available in Q1
2019, is the first to come preloaded with Garmin’s exclusive BlueChart
g3 coastal charts and LakeVü g3 inland maps with integrated Navionics
data and Auto Guidance technology. The new BlueChart g3 and LakeVü g3
downloads and BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra accessory cards
will be available in February 2019. To learn more about the new
BlueChart g3 and LakeVü g3 product lines, visit

Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer2
and was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the fourth
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 markets, including automotive,
aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information,
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1 Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not
replace safe navigation operations.
2 Based on 2017
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, BlueChart and GPSMAP are registered trademarks of
Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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