Sunday, March 18, 2012

New GPSMAP Series Announced

GPSMAP 7400 series

Garmin released a slew of press releases last Wednesday, announcing several new marine devices, including the new GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 series of multifunction displays (MFD). Available in a both sonar and non-sonar editions, these devices are designed to be top-of-the-line products with high performance and a range of features.

The GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 series has a pinch-to-zoom touchscreen display available in 7, 8, 10 and 12 inch full color displays. Other features include digital switching, weather, radar, thermal and IP camera visibility as well as 10 Hz GPS antenna, laylines, tidal information, enhanced wind rose, a current slider and various other boating-specific elements. All units will come with built-in wifi to easily interface with BlueChart Mobile and Garmin Helm mobile apps.

Different models of the GPSMAP 7400 and 7600, such as the 7400xsv, will have different additional features such as traditional HD-ID sonar, true dual 1kW CHIRP sonar, CHIRP Down Vu and SideVu, LakeVu HD inland maps, BlueChart g2 coastal maps and more.

The units are expected to be available the first quarter of 2015. THe GPSMAP 7400 and 7600 series will be available for $1500 – $3500 and the GPSMAP 7400xsv and 7600xsv will range from $1700 – $4000. For more information or to view the full list of features, visit their website.

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