Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin Introduces Large Format Marine GPS


Garmin International has been working to expand its marine segment during the last few months, with several updates to existing products and new capabilities for various marine instrument displays. Last week, Garmin announced the upcoming release of two new large format marine displays, measured at 7 and 10 inches.

The GNX 120 and the GNX 130 are designed to be easy to set up, calibrate and use. Both devices feature a GNX Keyboard for remote use and are NMEA 2000 certified to seamlessly share sailing data with other NMEA 2000 certified devices, including other Garmin GPS devices.

GNX Mast Bracket_01_screens[2]Both displays can show a range of navigational and vessel information including wind direction, speed, depth, and more. The displays themselves can be configured to the user’s preferred setting and are designed with monochrome ultra-glow LCD display with high contrast and visibility even in rain or dense fog.

The devices are meant to be mounted at the base of the mast or above the companionway and feature excellent battery saving capabilities to allow for more time on the water without the need to run the generator or motor.

The GNX 120 (7 inch) has an expected retail price of $899.99 and should be available in February. The GNX 130 (10 inch) has an expected retail of $1499.99 and is slated for a May release. For more information, visit Garmin’s website.

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