Garmin® introduces the ECHOMAP Ultra series with larger, brighter screens, built-in Panoptix LiveScope support and new g3 maps, charts

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced the ECHOMAP™ Ultra series, a new line of keyed-assist
10- and 12-inch touchscreen chartplotters designed to bring professional
performance to inland and nearshore anglers. Offering a best-in-class
sonar solution, the ECHOMAP Ultra series has built-in support for
Garmin’s crystal-clear Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar as well as
the award-winning Panoptix LiveScope™ series, including the new
single-array LVS12, that delivers live scanning sonar images of
structure, bait and fish swimming below and around the boat in real
time. Preloaded with Garmin’s latest and most detail-rich
cartography—both LakeVü g3 maps and BlueChart® g3 charts with
integrated Navionics® data and Auto Guidance1
technology— the ECHOMAP Ultra series has the power and functionality to
meet the demands of today’s anglers.

“ECHOMAP Ultra forges the DNA of our popular ECHOMAP Plus series
together with premium features of our best-in-class GPSMAP®
chartplotters, to deliver an exciting new series that brings
professional performance to larger, more affordable display options,”
said Dan Bartel, Garmin worldwide vice president of consumer sales.
“These new chartplotters are the perfect solution for anglers who want
the best sonar and mapping available, but still want the convenience of
an all-in-one design that can be quickly installed and removed from the
boat at the end of the day.”

For crystal-clear scanning of fish and structure, the ECHOMAP Ultra
and ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv are available bundled with the
new Ultra
High-Definition GT54UHD-TM
all-in-one transducer that provides the
highest ClearVü™ and SideVü scanning sonar images and amazingly clear
high wide CHIRP traditional sonar. For extended range and depth
performance, the GT54UHD-TM’s SideVü operates at 455 kHz. ECHOMAP Ultra
chartplotters are also compatible with the full line of Panoptix™
all-seeing sonar transducers, including the new Panoptix
LiveScope LVS12
and the Panoptix
LiveScope System
, so anglers can see real-time sonar imagery at
video-like speed. The new ECHOMAP Ultra 106sv and ECHOMAP Ultra 126sv
are also available without a bundled transducer.

These new chartplotters are the first in the ECHOMAP product line to
offer both LakeVü g3 and BlueChart
cartography products for the U.S. and Bahamas built-in for inland
and near-shore boating and fishing. The new g3 maps and charts blend the
best of both Garmin and Navionics content together to deliver
unparalleled coverage, detail and convenience to users with navigational
aids, spot soundings, depth contours, tides and currents, artificial
reefs and fish attractors and detailed harbors and marinas. The new g3
cartography also integrates Garmin Auto Guidance, a technology that
searches through relevant charts to create a suggested route based upon
the user’s desired depth and overhead clearance. For international use,
the ECHOMAP Ultra 102sv and ECHOMAP Ultra 122sv are available with a
worldwide basemap.

For the most detailed data, the new LakeVü
g3 Ultra
and BlueChart
g3 Vision
and accessory cards and downloads are also available for
the ECHOMAP Ultra series and, for the first time, offer new
high-resolution relief shading that combines color and shadow to give
anglers an easy-to-interpret, clearer view of bottom structure than
contour lines alone.

Staying connected on and off the water with the ECHOMAP Ultra series is
easier than before. On the water, sonar, waypoints and routes can be
shared across multiple ECHOMAP Ultra units as well as ECHOMAP Plus 7-
and 9-inch units. The new ECHOMAP Ultra series also has NMEA®
2000 connectivity and support for heading sensors, autopilots, digital
switching and more. And thanks to built-in Wi-Fi®, anglers
can take advantage of the free all-in-one Garmin ActiveCaptain®
mobile app that creates a simple yet powerful connection between a
compatible mobile device and an ECHOMAP Ultra. ActiveCaptain allows
users to update and purchase maps and charts from the OneChart™
storefront on a mobile device anytime, reference the ActiveCaptain
community for marina and other points of interest details, access to
Quickdraw™ Community data and more. ActiveCaptain also provides smart
notifications2 directly to the chartplotter, over-the-air
software updates, off-vessel planning capabilities and so much more.

The ECHOMAP Ultra series is expected to be available in Q2 2019 with
suggested retail prices ranging from $1599.99 to $2799.99. For more
information, visit

Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer3
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 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,
visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at,
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1Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not
replace safe navigation operations

2When paired with a compatible smartphone; see

3 Based on 2017 reported sales.

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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, GPSMAP and ActiveCaptain are registered
trademarks and ECHOMAP, Panoptix LiveScope, ClearVü, Panoptix, OneChart
and QuickDraw are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All
other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks
are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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Carly Hysell
Garmin International, Inc.
Phone | 913-397-8200
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