Garmin Releases New ECG App, Compatible with Garmin Venu 2 Plus Series

Garmin has released a new ECG app! The ECG app is compatible with the Garmin Venu 2 Plus series of smartwatches and allows you to record your heart rhythm and check for signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib) or normal sinus rhythm. This 30-second recording is convenient and can be done anytime while wearing a Garmin Venu 2 Plus smartwatch. Results can be viewed immediately on your smartwatch or in the Garmin Connect app. These results can also be exported to a PDF to share with your doctor. Read more about the Garmin ECG app here.

Shop the Garmin Venu 2 Plus series here!

  • Please note that the ECG App is not a diagnostic tool.
  • The ECG app is available on the Venu® 2 Plus smartwatch (firmware version 11.21 or later) with the Garmin ConnectTM smartphone app (version 4.62 or later).
  • The ECG app is not available in all regions; see for availability.
  • The ECG app is not intended for use by people under 22 years old.
  • With the ECG app, the Venu® 2 Plus smartwatch is capable of generating an ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram.
  • The Garmin Connect app must be downloaded on a compatible smartphone.

January Q1 Garmin Marine Software Update Now Available

Garmin is continually working to improve their current product line with the release of periodic software updates. Software updates are free from the Garmin website or through Garmin’s free ActiveCaptain app. Software updates can also be purchased on SD card.

The January (Q1) Software update provides new features in addition to enhancements to current features including:

  • Display DC Status Properties, Health and Case Temperature
  • Mercury Cruise V12 Improvements
  • Mercury Overlay Bar- ‘No Communication’ Bar
  • Addition of Several New Voice Commands, Voice Control Bundle required and sold here.

Updating your software regularly ensures that your Garmin device operates at its best!

Garmin Announces New ECHOMAP UHD2 and ECHOMAP Ultra Series with Garmin Navionics+ Charts

Garmin has announced all new Garmin ECHOMAP UHD2 and ECHOMAP Ultra Chartplotter Fishfinders with preloaded Garmin Navionics+ charting. ECHOMAP UHD2 units come with either US inland lake OR US coastal charts while the ECHOMAP Ultra units are preloaded with both US lake and coastal waters.

The ECHOMAP UHD2 series is available in 6″, 7″ and 9″ displays and the ECHOMAP Ultra’s are available in 10″ and 12″ sizes. Preloaded Garmin Navionics+ charts provide 1-year of free daily chart updates and improved Auto Guidance+ routing via the free Garmin ActiveCaptain app. In addition, the improved fishing charts and navigation include up to 1 foot contours with a more detailed depiction of bottom structure.

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WiFi Streaming Now Available with Sionyx Nightwave Camera and SIONYX App

Now enjoy WiFi streaming of the SIONYX Nightwave camera to your compatible smart device from the SIONYX app. This exciting app update was made late last year. Simply connect the Nightwave camera to the app on your mobile device/tablet/phone and you will be prompted to update the Nightwave camera. Download the free SIONYX App from the App Store or Google Play and stream video up to 30fps from your Nightwave camera via WIFi. The SIONYX app allows for the connection of multiple devices to one Nightwave camera. You can even connect your Nightwave camera to an MFD and mobile device simultaneously. Streaming live video directly to your mobile device has never been easier! Adjust camera settings, update firmware and more through the convenience SIONYX app.

2023 Boat Show Calendar Now Available!

With 2022 coming to a close, it’s a good time to consider next years Boat Show calendar. We attend several Boat Shows throughout the year- take a look at the calendar below. We hope you’ll make plans to come see us!

Lowrance Releases New HDS PRO Series

Lowrance recently announced their all new HDS PRO series. These new network chartplotter fishfinders are expected to arrive at The GPS Store, Inc. in early 2023. The HDS PRO displays are SolarMAX IPS HD and provide viewability in extreme angles and through polarized lenses. Featuring new Active Imaging HD 3-in-1 sonar and preloaded CMAP DISCOVER OnBoard charts- the new HDS PRO series provides unmatched sonar clarity and detailed charts. The all new Lowrance Active Imaging HD transducer provides ultra-high-definition sonar for the clearest images of fish a structure with Lowrance CHIRP sonar. The HDS PRO series is compatible with the new ActiveTarget 2 Live Sonar System. Add a second system for more simultaneous view (Only with the new HDS PRO series). The HDS PRO series is available in 9″, 10″, 12″, and 16″ displays. Shop the Lowrance HDS PRO series here.

Thanksgiving is Right Around the Corner!

Temps have dropped here in North Carolina which means Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day in order to spend time with family and friends but will be on the phones bright and early Friday for our Black Friday Sale.

Go ahead and shop- hundreds of Black Friday deals are already LIVE. There’s no need to wait on these early deals! Shop Early Deals here.

We have exclusive specials from Garmin, Raymarine, FLIR, Simrad, Lowrance and others with free shipping on almost everything! Get them before they sell out as inventory is limited on many of these specials. All Black Friday offers will be live on Thanksgiving Day!

Exciting News, Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Software Updates and New Garmin GPSMAP Series!

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show starts today! Come visit us at booth 653 in the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Booth 653. The boat shows are always a great time to see what’s new in the industry.

Speaking of what’s new…Garmin just released their all new Garmin GPSMAP GN+ series of multifunction displays with new preloaded Garmin Navionics+ Charts for the US and Canada. These built-in charts provide Auto Guidance+ routing with improved paths and free daily updates for 1-year via the free Garmin ActiveCaptain app. The Premier chart option for these new GN+ MFD’s is the Garmin Navionics Vision+ software, sold in large regions for an amazing value. (Garmin Navionics Vision+ software sold separately)

In exciting industry news- Furuno was recently honored with 5 NMEA Awards including Best Radar for their DRS4DNXT, Best Fish Finder for their DFF3D Multi Beam Sonar and Best NMEA 2000 Sensor with their SCX20 High Precision Satellite Compass. Over the past 50 years Furuno has won 247 awards!

Furuno has released new software updates for the TZTouch and GP1871F/1971F series. Update your software for free from Furuno’s website to ensure support for new enhancements! Take a look at Furuno’s software update YouTube video here.

As October comes to a close, we are gearing up for Black Friday, our biggest sale of the year! You can expect exclusive deals and some of the most competitive pricing on electronics out there. As always, we are available to help you with product selection from small standalone systems, to large marine packages, outdoor electronics and car, motorcycle and off-road GPS.

Our boat show team had a great time at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis last week. Next up- the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Buy tickets and view show information here. The Fort Lauderdale show begins Wednesday October 26th and runs through Sunday October 30th. We will be located in the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Navy Zone in Booth 653. Come see us at the show! This will be our last boat show of the year. We will kick off 2023 with the Miami International Boat Show in February 2023.

Garmin Releases New September 2022 Marine Software Update

Garmin is continually working to improve the performance of their marine electronics via routine software updates. Software updates allow for compatibility with new features, products and can resolve previous software issues.

The Garmin September 2022 Marine Software Update includes:

Chart Orientation feature allowing users to use a combo screen with two navigation charts each with a different chart orientation. This feature allows for an enhanced user experience designed specifically for your boating needs. The new Chart Orientation feature is compatible with current Garmin GPSMAP series MFD’s.

Mercury Engine Overlay Bar adds advanced engine detail monitoring for Oil and Transmission fluid levels. A new Mercury Engine Overlay Bar will display when a Mercury gateway is detected. This bar allows for easy viewing of important engine data. Feature available on all current GPSMAP and ECHOMAP series displays.

Third Party MFD Input Support via EmpirBus Connect 50. Third party inputs, keypads, steering wheels and button keypads can be programmed as remote input devices. Feature available on all current GPSMAP series MFD’s.

Improved On-Screen Radar Control for Rain and Sea Clutter is now available on current model GPSMAP series displays. Rain Clutter and Sea Clutter icons are now easier to recognize!

Fusion Media Combos Support and Group Global Zone makes it easier than ever to enable the Fusion PartyBus feature on 2 or more stereos. Compatible radios include MS RA770, MS RA670, MS WB670, MS SRX400 and MS ERX400.

New Voice Control Commands include over a dozen new commands allowing for quick access to vital information. The USB Voice Control Dongle is required. This new feature is available for current Garmin GPSMAP 8600 and GPSMAP 7×3,9×3,12×3 MFD’s.

Download the software here!