Marine GPS

October 3, 2008

Garmin GPSMAP 620 and 640 - Boating to Driving


Garmin unveiled their new line of marine GPS units - Garmin GPS 620 and 640, two GPS units that are set for sea navigation but can also be used for driving home from the marina. The 600 series has a 5.2-inch screen that offers a large screen size, which is the same size as Garmin's Nuvi 5000 automotive only unit. Of course the unit comes with marine maps, but then flips to a pretty able bodied road navigator with text-to-speech capabilities.

The GPSMAP 620 offers a world marine basic mapset with the options to add in specific detail as needed, while the GPSMAP 640 offers US Coastal maps as well as North American driving maps. An optional XM Satellite antenna would allow you to get XM satellite weather service as well as radio and traffic. Pricing for the 620 is expected to be about $1,000, while the 640 would carry a price tag of about $1,200. Should be available "soon".

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November 16, 2005

Garmin Fishfinder 340C, 160C, 140 and the 90; Announced

Garmin announced its new lineup of 2006 fishfinders, packed with features that will excite both the weekend inland angler and the serious offshore salt water fisherman.

"Garmin's new line of sonar devices offer a great combination of features that will satisfy just about any boater"s requirements," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's vice president of marketing. "These units offer the same value, reliability, and innovation that boaters have come to know from Garmin."

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July 19, 2005

New: Garmin GPSMAP376C - Hints of things to come?

Garmin introduced yet another GPS receiver today, after a rocking week last week where they introduced 6 other devices. This is not exactly a low end, plain old consumer targeted device though, but could signal a direction of things to come for new Garmin models. The great new feature that is available on the GPSMap 376c is the ability to overlay weather on top of your map, and position. This feature allows you to see where storms are in relation to you in real time and make plans accordingly. This would have been a wonder the other day when I got caught in a thunderstorm with my Vista C out on a 70 mile bike ride. Can they get that technology in a handheld?

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