Just Released! Simrad NSX GPS/Fishfinders…

Simrad has released their newest series of multifunction displays with the Simrad NSX series.

Simrad has worked hard to make these some of the most user-friendly units on the market. The Simrad Setup Wizard guides you through step-by-step setup instructions eliminating the headache of setting up your new GPS. Update software, plan trips, routes and more- all through the Simrad Companion app.

The Simrad NSX units feature a bright, SolarMAX IPS touch display for viewability at any angle and even in the harshest sunlight and with polarized sunglasses. NSX displays are available in 3 sizes- 7-inch, 9-inch and 12-inch models. These displays are offered in several SKU’s- with the Active Imaging 3-in-1 transom mount transducer for CHIRP, DownScan and SideScan sonar, with HDI transom mount transducer for DownScan and CHIRP, or without transducer. Give us a call for help choosing the best model for you!

The Simrad NSX units include all new CMAP Discover X Maps for North America. This chart includes 12 months of free, easy updates- ensuring you always have the freshest data. Discover X maps are exclusive to the Simrad NSX series and provide Full Vector charts, Hi-Res Bathymetry, Custom Depth Shading, Day and Night modes, Tides and Currents, Detailed Marina Port Plans, Harbor and Approach Detail and subscription-free autorouting. Satellite Imagery and Shaded Reveal Relief Shading are available with the purchase of a CMAP Reveal X chart, sold separately. See the comparison chart below to compare the included Discover X chart with the Reveal X chart (optional accessory, sold separately).

NSX units have full Simrad radar support in addition to NMEA 2000 and sonar support. Sonar support includes 1kW single channel CHIRP, ActiveImaging, and 50/200 sonar- allowing for a multitude of transducer options to suit most sonar needs. All NSX units come with a single network port as well as a single transducer port.

Have questions? Give us a call! 1-800-477-2611 M-F 8am-5pm ET.

Shop the Simrad NSX Series here.

January 2022 Marine Software Update Now Available!

January 2022 Marine Software Update Now Available

The Garmin January 2022 Software Update is available for download from Garmin ActiveCaptain or Garmin.com. Simply tap on the ‘My Marine Devices’ option from the ActiveCaptain app to view available software updates. While software updates are always free from Garmin, we do offer preprogrammed SD cards containing software updates as a convenience to our customers. Shop the Garmin ECHOMAP software update card here and the Garmin GPSMAP software update card here if you would prefer to receive the update on a preprogrammed SD card.

Software updates from Garmin are free of charge and are released routinely in order to provide backwards compatibility with new features, resolve bugs or add compatibility to new devices and features.

The Q1 2022 release provides:

  • Support for the new Garmin Navionics+ and Garmin Navionics Vision+ charting.
  • Updates to user interface including new graphics and fonts for GPSMAP series units.
  • Added Vessel Look-Ahead feature shifting your vessel position on the chart as the vessel speeds up. This shows more of the chart in front of the vessel!
  • Chart Points of Interest (POI) review feature immediately shows POI’s on the display removing the ‘review’ button.
  • Polar tables support provides sail specific information.
  • Yamaha Engine Page split screen allows users to add the Yamaha engine data page to their favorite split screen or combo page.
  • Added Fuel remaining feature which uses a sensor in the tank rather than the fuel flow.
  • Mercury Sport Exhaust feature routes the exhaust through a muffler or not, in order to make engines loud or quiet.
  • Common troubleshooting assistance adds troubleshooting text to common alarm banners.
  • Ghost Reject auto setting provides a clearer picture.

New features are not compatible with all units. Please see the software update feature compatibility chart below.

Next Up- Miami International Boat Show

Next Up- Miami International Boat Show

Our boat show team is back from the New York Boat Show and we will begin processing and shipping out show orders. Despite the snow, the New York show turned out to be a great opportunity to spend time, in person with our customers and industry partners.

Our next show is coming up in a few short weeks. We will be exhibiting at the Miami International Boat Show from Wednesday, February 16th through Sunday, February 20th. This is the first year that the Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show, Superyacht Miami will join forces and combine both events into one amazing show.

Our booth will be located at the Miami Beach Convention Center- booth number yet to be announced. In-water components of the show will be held at several locations including Sea Isle Marina, One Herald Plaza, Museum Park Marine and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens. What a great opportunity to explore all facets of boating at a single event!

Several ticketing options are available and must be purchased online. Click here to purchase tickets.

We hope to see you at the show!

 

New Generation of Garmin Charts Just Released!

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.

Comparison Chart

Shop Garmin Navionics+ Charts
Shop Garmin Navionics+ Vision Charts
Buy the Garmin Navionics+ Built-In Chart Update here

Give us a call if you have questions about this exciting new chart option!

1-800-477-2611, M-F 9AM-5PM ET

Garmin Releases the Fenix 7 Multisport GPS Watch Series!

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!

1-800-477-2611 (M-F, 9am-5pm ET)

New Lowrance Software Update Provides Ghost 360 Feature!

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.

Save the Date- The New York Boat Show Starts January 26th…

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
Javits Center
625 W 34th St
New York NY 10001
The GPS Store, Inc. -Booth 959

Happy New Year- 2021 In Review!

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!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from your friends at The GPS Store, Inc. We hope you have the opportunity to spend time with family and friends.

Galileo’s exhausted…he’s catching some Z’s on a P79 and B260…

Get It In Time To Place It Under The Tree!

Christmas is less than 2 weeks away and there is still time left to get great deals on gift worthy electronics! We know it’s important that your package makes it under the tree in time for Christmas, so we have created a handy Holiday Shipping Guide linked below. Also check out the handy delivery calendar below.

Holiday Shopping Guide

The GPS Store, Inc. has been your source for expert advice on marine, Outdoor and Automotive electronics since 1997. Our expert sales staff is standing by to help you make the best selection for your specific needs. As electronics evolve and advance, so does our specialized knowledge.  Give us a call Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Eastern at 1-800-477-2611.