Garmin® unveils Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced Ultra
High-Definition scanning sonar
, a new technology that uses a higher
frequency range to deliver stunningly clear images and detail of
structure and fish below and around the boat at greater depths. Clarity
and detail of fish, rocks, brush piles, structure and beyond are
redefined with this new scanning sonar system that includes Ultra
High-Definition ClearVü and Ultra High-Definition SideVü sonar with
frequencies ranging from .8 to 1.2 MHz. The superior ClearVü image
clarity lets anglers see up to 200 feet below the boat – much deeper
than other high-frequency scanning sonars – so fish really have nowhere
to hide.

“Our Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar will give inland and nearshore
anglers the greatest detail available from a Garmin system to date,”
said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “It’s
available as a standalone system that’s compatible with all of our
current GPSMAP and select ECHOMAP Plus multi-function displays, further
proving our continued commitment to offering the best sonar technology
in the market to both our existing and future customers.”

Scanning sonar is redefined with Ultra High-Definition as it delivers
greater resolution by putting more power on the targets with a higher
frequency range than before. To see what’s below the boat, Ultra
High-Definition ClearVü scans with a downward-facing element that
provides clear images at depths of up to 200 feet. For a detailed look
at what’s around the boat, Ultra-High Definition SideVü shows clear
images of structure and fish off to the sides of the boat. Imagery from
the Ultra High-Definition system can be shared seamlessly across
multiple networked displays so anglers can easily see the information
they need at a glance from different locations on the boat based on
preference or the fishing situation. Using the included extra network
expander on the GCV™ 20 sonar black box, Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar can
also be distributed to multiple networked displays.

The Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar system includes an
easy-to-install, networkable GCV 20 sonar black box, a GT34UHD
transducer and both transom and trolling motor mounts, and is expected
to be available in Q2 2018 with a suggested retail price of $599.99.
It’s compatible with the GPSMAP 8400/8600, GPSMAP 7400/7600, GPSMAP
10×2/12×2, GPSMAP 12×2/12x2xsv Touch and GPSMAP 7×2/9×2 series
chartplotters, and the 7- and 9-inch ECHOMAP Plus combo series. For
thru-hull installation, the GT34UHD-TH is also available with a
suggested retail price of $799.99 for a single transducer, or the
GT34UHD-THP includes two transducers for $1249.99. For more information,
please 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, and Navionics, a
premier supplier of electronic navigation charts.

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

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service
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Garmin International, Inc. Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200 [email protected]