With 2021 coming to a close, what better time to reflect on the advances in consumer electronics over the last year. This industry is rapidly changing and its growth in 2021 was no exception.
A few highlights from the year include Raymarine’s new Cyclone Solid State radar, announced at the Fort. Lauderdale Boat Show. This aircraft wing inspired open array radar features Doppler collision avoidance technology and BirdMode. The Cyclone Radar series is offered in several models with varying array lengths and two power output options. The Cyclone and Cyclone Pro radars are a great addition Raymarine’s selection of radars.
Garmin announced their new GMR Fantom 18x/24x Radars featuring black radomes for a sleek, sophisticated look. These radars offer a higher power output than the Fantom 18/24 radars at 50W as opposed to 40W.
Icom released the Icom M94D Handheld VHF Radio- the world’s first handheld VHF to offer both internal GPS and an AIS receiver. This radio features 6W power output, up to 10 hours of battery life and floats! The Icom M94D has been a top seller this year and has received outstanding customer reviews.
Furuno’s TZTouch3 series was released last year and won the NMEA Technology Award this year for Best New Product. Furuno’s Personal Bathymetric Generator and their new Fish-It, Drift-It features are just a couple of things that make the TZTouch3 series multifunction displays a NMEA award winner!
In regards to automotive electronics, Garmin released a new series of dash cams including the very popular Dash Cam 67W with a 180-degree field of view and high resolution. Live View Monitoring with the Garmin Drive App also allows users to monitor their vehicle remotely- an exciting new feature for Garmin!
Garmin expanded their handheld GPS units to include the Garmin GPSMAP 79 series which include more satellite sensors than previous models- making it one of the most reliable handheld GPS units on the market. The GPSMAP 79 series is water resistant, floats, and is fog proof.
This year has been exciting for our team here at The GPS Store, Inc. as well. Our very own Ashley Howard and Noelle Cruikshank were featured in Boating Magazine’s Women in the Marine Industry series. We are proud of their contribution to the industry.
We are pleased to announce that our team grew this year with the addition of Parker and Tim. Parker joined our warehouse team early this year and Tim joined our sales team later in the year. We are very pleased to have them as part of the team!
We also expanded our free, fast shipping to offer free 2-day shipping and free 1-day shipping on the vast majority of our products. Paired with our same day shipping, our delivery times are faster than ever before.
We are looking forward to 2022 and hope you are too! From the whole The GPS Store, Inc. team- We wish you a Happy New Year!