New Generation of Garmin Charts Just Released!
Garmin just released their new generation of marine charting. Compatible with a range of their multi-function displays, Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+ charting provides integrated coastal and inland chart content on a single card. These charts feature a new color palette for a Navionics style appearance and new and improved Auto Guidance+ technology providing faster route calculation and improved routing detail over previous Auto Guidance technology. Each card comes with a free one-year subscription to daily updates via the free ActiveCaptain smart-device App.
This new charting option is offered in a standard or premium option, in simplified coverage areas.
Garmin Navionics+ Charts- Available in a large region including the US & Coastal Canada or smaller regions including Canada & Alaska, US North, US East, US South and US West. These cards include both inland and coastal waters within the chosen region.
Garmin Navionics+ Built-In Chart Update- Compatible with Garmin MFD’s that have Garmin Bluechart G3 and/or LakeVu G3 charts preloaded. This update includes the US & Coastal Canada coverage area. One update card is required for each display on your boat (each serial number). If you have multiple displays, you may want to consider buying a Garmin Navionics+ Card or a Garmin Navionics+ Vision Card. If your unit is compatible with Garmin Navionics+ Maps, but came preloaded with mapping earlier than Garmin G3, this map update card will not be compatible with your device.
Garmin Navionics Vision+ Charts- Available in several regions that include both inland and coastal waters with premium detail not included in the Garmin Navionics+ charts. Premium detail must be downloaded from ActiveCaptain or Garmin Express. Garmin Navionics Vision+ regions include Canada & Alaska, US North, US East, US South and US West.
So, what’s the difference in the Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+? Please see below for a feature comparison of these 2 new map options.
Give us a call if you have questions about this exciting new chart option!
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2022 is off to an exciting start with the release of the Garmin Fenix 7 series multisport GPS watches. This series includes 3 case sizes and 3 editions with several color options.
The first feature to consider is the case size. The fenix 7S has a smaller, 42mm case size. The fenix 7 features a 47mm case size and the fenix 7x has the largest, 51mm case size.
The fenix 7 watches also have 3 editions to choose from including Standard, Solar and Sapphire Solar. The Solar editions have a Power Glass lense that extends battery life by charging from the sun. The Sapphire Solar editions have Power Sapphire lenses that extend battery life by charging from the sun and includes convenient, preloaded TopoActive and Road/Trail maps.
These watches build off of the popular Garmin fenix 6 line of GPS watches and add some great new features. The fenix 7 watches all have a touchscreen as well as button controls. Advanced health monitoring includes Health Snapshot which captures and saves a collection of critical health related metrics taken during a two-minute session. Sensors include GPS, GLONASS and Galileo Satellites. Pulse Ox Blood Oxygen Saturation is included on all Fenix 7 models. The fenix 7 series pairs with the Garmin Golf app and is Tournament Legal. The fenix 7 series are also compatible with any smart trainer, including those from Tacx, with an ANT+ FE-C protocol.
Check out the fenix 7 series here or call us for help selecting the right watch for you!
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The Lowrance 22.1 software update for Lowrance HDS Live, HDS Carbon and Elite FS displays is now available. The 22.1 update adds the new Ghost 360 view to your compatible display when your system includes a Ghost Trolling Motor and Active Imaging 3-in-1 Nosecone Transducer. This unique view is generated by the automatic rotation of the Ghost Trolling Motor with an Active Imaging 3-in-1 Nosecone transducer.
Version 22.1 also adds compatibility of NAC-2 and NAC-3 Autopilots to HDS Live units. The NAC-2 and NAC-3 Autopilots are ideal for larger freshwater and saltwater fishing boats.
Software updates are free from Lowrance and can be accessed here.
2022 is here and we’re ready to start it out with you at the New York Boat Show. The New York Boat Show will be held from January 26-30, 2022 at the Javits Center in New York City. Tickets are available for purchase online only by visiting the link below.
We are thrilled that the show is back on this year and look forward to seeing familiar faces as well as to connect with new boat enthusiasts. It’s always a great time for us to meet up with our industry partners and learn about new products and on occasion- see some new product releases.
We hope to see you there!
Buy Tickets Here!
The New York Boat Show
January 26-30, 2022
625 W 34th St
New York NY 10001
The GPS Store, Inc. -Booth 959