New Products, Inventory Update and Time on the Water!

It’s been a busy week here at The GPS Store, Inc. New Fusion Signature Series 3i Speakers were released. These new speakers provide an improved marinized water resistant connectors and improved grills. We also had the opportunity to spent time with the Raymarine team learning about their new YachtSense Link Marine Cloud Router (expected in our warehouse in the next week). The Link Marine Cloud Router is part of their full YachtSense line. Garmin LiveScope Plus sonar systems are currently in stock- and ready to ship. If you’re in need of a new setup including display and LiveScope Plus, you may want to check out our Value Bundles. And finally, we even found time to get on the water!

We hope you get the chance to spend time on the water this weekend- and maybe even catch some fish!

June’s Wild Weather is Here…

This time of the year is prime time for wild weather including Hurricanes, Tornados and extreme heat. Take a look at this waterspout sighted about 50 miles off the coast of North Carolina this weekend. The GPS Store’s own Scott Heffernan snapped this photo while fishing a tournament this past Saturday.

New Garmin Dezl Truck GPS Series Just Released!

Garmin has released their new range of Truck GPS! Available in 6″10” displays, the Dezl OTR 610/710/810/1010 trucking GPS units provide custom truck routing, strategic suggestions for fueling, breaks and more. Unfamiliar loading docks are easily navigated with aerial views of loading docks and truck entrances. The Route Overview feature allows you to view your complete route while viewing fuel stops, comfort breaks and overnight stays that will be located along your complete route. Garmin Voice Assist allows you to speak to your Dezl OTR to get directions, while never needing to take your hands off the wheel. Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling when paired with your compatible smartphone is just another way the Dezl OTR series keeps you safe while on the road.

The Garmin dezl OTR610/710/810/1010 GPS are also compatible with Garmin’s new BC50 Wireless Backup Camera, sold separately. The BC50 is offered in 2 configurations, with or without Night Vision Mode. The BC50 transmits up to 50′ for use on longer vehicles and trailers. A 50′ extension cable is also available for use on even larger vehicles. Choose the BC50 with Night Vision and get an additional mounting bracket and Garmin NightGlo illumination for performance at night.

Garmin’s new dezl Headset 100 and dezl Headset 200 are a great add-on to your dezl OTR610,710,810,1010. All-day comfort and convenience is at the forefront of these new trucking headsets. Active noise cancellation, plush memory foam ear pads and superior battery life for up to 50 hours of continuous talk time make these new Garmin headsets a perfect fit for long haul rides. Select the Headset 100 for single-ear performance, or the Headset 200 for a convertible, 2-in-1 design with the ability to switch from single-ear tricking to dual-cup stereo headphones for nondriving use.

Have questions? Call us, 1-800-477-2611.

Navionics Plus and Platinum+ Compatible with Furuno GP1871F and GP1971F with Software Update

Furuno Adds Navionics Support to GP1871F/GP1971F

Did you know that Navionics has collaborated with Furuno to add support for Navionics Plus and Platinum+ charting to the GP1871F and GP1971F Chartplotter/Fishfinders? This feature was made possible with the February Furuno Software Release (version 4.0). Click here to access the software update.

Simply update the software on your Furuno GP1871F or GP1971F display and add a Navionics+ or Platinum+ chart for an all-new charting experience. Gain access to nautical charts with cartographic data sources from official and private sources, as well as crowdsourced information courtesy of the Community Edits Navionics feature. Navionics+ features include dock-to-dock auto guidance technology, SonarChart bathymetric information, fishing ranges, SonarChart Live mapping and more! Select Navionics’ premium map option, Navionics Platinum+ to get all of these features in addition to Panoramic Photos, 3D Views, SonarChart Shading and Relief Shading.

Navionics maps come with access to 1-year of daily updates which can contain up to 5,000 edits daily!

The Anniversary Super Sale Ends at Midnight 5/16/2022

The Anniversary Super Sale Ends at Midnight 5/16/2022

The Anniversary Super Sale ends at midnight tonight.  If you have anything hanging out in your cart, checkout now before sale prices expire. We still have dozens of in stock specials from Garmin, Lowrance, Raymarine, SiTex, Simrad, FLIR and others! Have questions about electronics or are you not sure where to start? Give us a call- our helpful sales team has specialized knowledge on our product lines and know the right set of questions to ask in order to get you the setup that you need. 1-800-477-2611

The GPS Store, Inc. Anniversary Super Sale Starts Today!

Shop the 2022 Anniversary Super Sale Now!

It’s that time again- our Anniversary Super Sale kicks off today with a week of exclusive deals, product giveaways an unbeatable prices. The sale ends May 16th, giving you plenty of time to shop and save.

What is it?

Our Anniversary Super Sale is an annual event filled with exclusive deals, giveaways, free expedited shipping promos and some of the best deals around! We work direct with manufacturers to snag amazing deals just for you…our valued customer.

Where is it?

We’ve made it easy to find our best deals. Click here to shop the Anniversary Super Sale. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help. Our experienced sales staff can guide you through the selection process, whether you’re buying your first chartplotter, a full marine package, a new smartwatch or a car GPS for your summer road trip- we make it easy!

How do I get in?

You’re in! Simply shop the sale online or give us a call to place your order over the phone. Our sales team can be reached by phone M-F 9am-5pm ET at 1-800-477-2611.

When does it end?

The Anniversary Super Sale will end at midnight on Monday, May 16th, 2022.

It’s Time for a Safety Checkup!

It’s Time for a Safety Checkup!

Spring is a great time to review your boat’s emergency equipment. Take a look below for some handy safety gear lists!

Keep in mind that each boater’s needs might be different, and when in doubt, always err on the side of safety. In addition to these items, always make sure to have all required Coast Guard safety items onboard, such as fire extinguishers, suitable life jackets and flares, and make sure they are in good working order and kept up to date.

Inshore Skiff or Bay Boat:

1) ACR RapidDitch Express Ditch Bag – Keeps all safety gear and emergency supplies (water packs, Chapstick, first aid, noisemaking devices) organized and ready for action.

2) Standard Horizon HX890 Emergency VHF with built– in GPS– Radio communication is one of the first things you may lose if your boat’s batteries are compromised. This radio is waterproof, floats, and even has a strobe that activates automatically in water. Rescue often comes from other nearby boaters and fishermen, so the value of radio communication can’t be overstated. This DSC radio can fire off one-button distress calls that alert all nearby DSC-equipped vessels to your emergency and position. In additional to the built-in rechargeable battery, this radio also includes a Alkaline battery tray that allows it to operate on standard AAA batteries — a great backup.

3) One ACR ResQLink Personal Locator Beacon This personal device broadcasts a 406mHz satellite distress signal to the Coast Guard and a separate homing signal to Search & Rescue agencies. It lets someone know you’re in trouble and helps them find you in the water..

4) ACR 3964 C-Strobe H2O Water Activated Personal Distress LED Strobe is designed to attach to PFDs to improve visibility to rescuers during darkness and inclement weather.

Offshore Center Console or Walkaround:

#1, #2, and a #3, #4 and #5 for each passenger onboard.

5) Cat II ACR Global Fix Pro EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) This manually deployed device alerts Coast Guard and local Search & Rescue agencies to your emergency and GPS position using satellites and Earth stations.

6) Garmin GPSMAP 79sc Handheld GPSLike fixed mount VHF radios, onboard GPS is also likely to go out in a boat filling with water. This floating, waterproof GPS will help you relay your position to nearby vessel coming to your aid. It’s also a great backup in case your boat experiences a non-emergency failure of your primary navigation system.

7) Garmin inReach Mini Marine Bundle about the size of the palm of your hand, this device can notify family friends and the GEOS monitoring system of emergencies. Or you can just report in to friends and contacts that you’re OK.

8) Viking RescYou Coastal six-man liferaft (optional but a good idea)This sturdy raft is designed for use where rescue can be expected within 24 hours. It fits easily into a valise or deck/rail-mounted fiberglass container , yet offers an auto-inflating canopy, automatic strobe and interior lights, stabilizing ballast bags and coastal emergency pack.

Offshore Sportfishing Yacht:

#1, #2, a #3, #4 for each passenger onboard, #7, #8

9) ACR 3971.4 Firefly PRO Waterbug LED Strobethis light easily fits inside an inflatable life jacket or pocket and activates automatically in the water. This SOLAS-approved strobe provides an ultra bright light.

10) Cat I ACR Global Fix iPro EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) This EPIRB is designed to mount on the vessel and float free and activate automatically if the vessel sinks or capsizes. Auto-deploy EPIRBS like this have helped speed rescue to thousands of boaters around the world.

11) Viking RescYou Pro 8 Person LiferaftIf you travel long distances offshore, you should have a life raft designed for the purpose, regardless of its capacity. This heavy-duty raft stores in a valise or canister, yet is designed to handle up to 8 passengers in rough offshore conditions. Features include a self-righting design, double-inflatable floor to prevent hypothermia, ballast system, inflatable boarding ramp, and automatic interior/strobe lighting.

As always, our sales team is available M-F 9am-5pm ET to help you. We welcome you to call us for help putting together a safety package for your boat!

Update Your Garmin Software and Gain Access to New Features!

Q2 2022, April 2022 Garmin Software Update Now Available!

Garmin is constantly working to improve their existing product line through the release of periodic software updates. These updates allow for the support of new accessories, provide new menu features and more.

Software updates are available from Garmin free of charge via Garmin.com, through the ActiveCaptain app on your compatible smartphone, or through the purchase of a pre-programmed software update card shipped from The GPS Store, Inc. Shop the preprogrammed update for Garmin GPSMAP series here. Shop the preprogrammed update for Garmin ECHOMAP series here.

View the list of highlights from the April 2022 software update below, followed by the feature compatibility list.

Chartplotter Voice Control- Use select spoken voice commands to change pages, query the local tide information, ask for the fuel level, control music and more! The Garmin Voice Control Bundle required and sold separately. Click here to shop the Garmin Voice Control Bundle. A compatible headset or speaker is also required and sold separately. Support for additional headsets including AirPods will be added in the June software update.

Power-Pole Anchor Integration- Now control (stow and deploy) your Power-Pole anchor from your compatible display. (C-Monster Gateway from Power-Pole required, sold separately.)

OnDeck System Remote N2K Switching- The Garmin OnDeck Hub now allows for NMEA 2000 and digital switches to be controlled remotely via the ActiveCaptain app.

ActiveCaptain Auto Updates- Never forget a software update again! Enable auto downloads in your account for the app to automatically detect and update your software silently in the background of your app. The April 2022 update also provides new progress indicators on the boat apps page to let users know the progress of the download.

Enable Background File Transfers- ActiveCaptain will now allow file transfers to continue in the background while the app is minimized. This feature is supported by Android and iOS devices.

Garmin User Interface- Allows users to make quick adjustments to a wide range of items without having to change screens.

Mercury Cruise Control- A new overlay bar will appear when the user is connected to a Mercury gateway that supports the Mercury Cruise feature. This will keep your engines at a target RPM that the user sets.

Sailing Features- Adds polar data fields on GNX120/130 and wearables.

Get Outdoors with Garmin inReach Satellite Communicators

Get Outdoors with Garmin inReach Satellite Communicators

As the temperatures rise and the days get longer, you may begin exploring the outdoors. Hiking, fishing and camping are some of the most memorable parts of Spring and Summer. There are several products on the market that help to make sure your time is as carefree as possible. Garmin’s line of inReach satellite communicators provides peace of mind at a reasonable price. No longer limit your travels to areas where you receive good cell service. The inReach satellite communicators allow you to send and receive text messages, trigger SOS and allow friends and family to view your coordinates all with the 100% Iridium global network.

What is inReach technology?

Using the Iridium network with 100% global coverage, you can send and receive text messages with any cell phone number or email address. You may also share your coordinates with friends and family if you desire. In an emergency situation, you may trigger an SOS in order to get help. Garmin inReach technology is built-in to a wide range of Garmin handhelds which all have additional unique features. Additional features may include marine mapping, topo maps, sensors and more.

Who receives my SOS Distress Call:

The Garmin IERCC is a leader in emergency response coordination services and is staffed 24/7/365. All inReach satellite subscriptions include unlimited interactive SOS signals to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center via the 100% global Iridium satellite network. Once your SOS is triggered, your GPS coordinates will be sent to the Garmin IERCC and they will communicate with emergency services or others to provide assistance. The Garmin IERCC is able to stay in touch with you until assistance arrives, or until you no longer require assistance.

How can I see data about my recent trip?

All Garmin inReach devices come with free access to the Garmin Explore website where you can plan your next trip, review coordinates from past trips and link your social media accounts.

Can I view weather forecasts directly on my device?

Optional inReach weather forecasts can provide weather forecasts directly on your inReach device when paired with the Earthmate app.

Can I share my location with friends and family?

If you choose, you can turn the tracking function on to allow friends and family to see your location on their computers or smartphone using the MapShare portal. If you prefer to keep your location private, simply keep this feature turned off.

Subscription Plans

A Garmin inReach subscription plan is required and can be selected through the Garmin Explore website. Freedom (month-to-month), or Annual (1-year contract) plans are available. Read more about InReach plans here.

Which inReach product is right for me?

The handy comparison chart below may help in selecting the right inReach product for your needs. Don’t forget that our sales team has specialized knowledge in our product lines and know the right questions to ask to get you paired with the right unit. Feel free to give us a call toll free at 1-800-477-2611 (M-F, 9am-5pm ET) or email sales@thegpsstore.com

Garmin Tacx Indoor Trainers Bring the Road Indoors!

Garmin Tacx Indoor Trainers Bring the Road Indoors!

indoor bike trainers, TacxIndoor cycling has increased in popularity over the last several years in part because of its ability to pack an amazing workout in a short amount of time from the comfort of your home. Many find that squeezing in a workout is much easier if you’re simply venturing to your living room.

If you enjoy outdoor, on-road cycling in addition to indoor training, the Garmin Tacx series of indoor trainers may be equipment to consider. Using your existing bike, simply snap-in to a Garmin Tacx trainer for an incredibly realistic cycling experience. Training on a single bike has many advantages and allows you to have a consistent riding experience whether your outdoors on the road, or opting to train indoors.

Garmin’s Tacx series includes several trainers ranging from basic, affordable trainers to premium trainers such as the Tacx Neo 2T Smart Trainer with Tacx Training app support via Bluetooth.

Shop the Garmin Tacx series below:

Listed from Premium, full featured options to straightforward, cost effective models: