OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced new enhancements to its BlueChart marine cartography product
line for use with Garmin chartplotters. The new BlueChart g2 HD and
BlueChart g2 Vision® HD offerings will be available on
accessory cards and downloads for coverage offered worldwide. The
enhancements include the introduction of the Garmin exclusive Auto
Guidance 3.01, as well as the addition of up to 1-foot HD
fishing contours that provides even greater detail for bottom contours
including ledges, canyons and drop-offs. Garmin is the only manufacturer
that can provide automatic routing guidance on a chartplotter with
Garmin-patented Auto Guidance, and version 3.0 further enhances this
capability. The 2016 BlueChart HD updates are being announced in
conjunction with the Miami International Boat Show, and will be on
display at the Garmin booth, #C480.
“The new BlueChart HD features are a testament to our commitment to
continually improving our cartography,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice
president of worldwide sales. “Our customers can now enjoy even more
detail, dimension, and routing sophistication in addition to some of the
most accurate and detailed maps on the water.”
Both the BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD product lines will
feature seamless chart presentation with up to 1-foot HD 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. The addition of up to 1-foot fishing contours augments
the detailed nautical charts, shaded depth contours, navigational aides,
currents, and intertidal zones with spot soundings already enjoyed by
existing BlueChart users.
BlueChart g2 Vision HD, Garmin’s premium marine cartography, includes
all of the features of BlueChart g2 HD charts and adds Garmin exclusive
Auto Guidance 3.0. Garmin was the first to offer Auto Guidance
technology that instantly searches through relevant charts to create a
path specifically designed for the dimensions of the user’s boat, one
that seeks to avoid low bridges, shallow water, and other charted
obstructions. With version 3.0, Auto Guidance can guide the user and in
and out of more places more effectively, including entering and exiting
The 2016 BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD accessory cards and
downloads are expected to be available in February. For more
information, including details about compatible products, pricing and
coverage availability, visit garmin.com/maps.
Recently, Garmin was named Manufacturer of the Year and received the
honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics
field by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Garmin’s
portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution charts, sailing
instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
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
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at
facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not
replace safe navigation operations.
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 g2 Vision are registered trademarks of
Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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Garmin International Inc.
Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200