Garmin unveils 2017 GPSMAP models
New touchscreen and keypad sonar/plotters announced at FLIBS.
Electronics manufacturer Garmin used last week’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the US to reveal details of its new GPSMAP models due to be released in 2017.
The new models include the 752xs (7” display) and 952xs (9” display) touchscreen models and new 1022xsv and 1222xsv models (10” and 12” displays respectively) with keypad options.
The new models are equipped with 1kW CHIRP sonar, CHIRP ClearVü and CHIRP SideVü scanning sonar, as well as support for Panoptix all-seeing sonar.
All the new units offer full-network compatibility with Garmin Marine Network for sharing sonar, maps, user data, radar, IP cameras and Panoptix sonar across multiple units. There’s also NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 support for autopilots, digital switching, weather, VHF, AIS and other sensors. The Quickdraw Contours self-mapping software is pre-loaded.
The larger keypad models will feature a new multifunction rotary control knob for control of menu navigation and setting control. The units also offer user-programmable hot keys for one-touch access to favourite features and functions.
Integrated sailing features includes laylines, tidal information, enhanced wind rose, a current slider and other elements.
All the new models can be integrated with the quatix 3 marine GPS smartwatch, Garmin Nautix in-view display, gWind Wireless 2 transducer, GNX Wind marine instrument and wireless remote controls.
The new models are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2017.