GARMIN Combines Power, Size and WAAS in its New Line of Large Display GPS/Chartplotters

GPSMAP 2006 and 2010 Offer Customers Impressive Features and a Choice Between

Grayscale or Color Displays



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Garmin International Inc.

    OLATHE, Kan., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Garmin International Inc., a
 unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:   GRMN), a leading manufacturer of navigation,
 communication and information electronics, announces two new products that
 will revolutionize the way mariners navigate -- introducing the GPSMAP 2006
 and GPSMAP 2010 GPS/chartplotter series.
     From the first look at these two amazing products, mariners will notice
 their extra-large displays.  The GPSMAP 2006 boasts a big 6.4-inch diagonal
 display while the GPSMAP 2010 features a giant 10.4-inch diagonal display.
 Both units paint a crisp, high-resolution picture thanks to a pixel count of
 640 x 480.  The displays are also high contrast, which means they're easy to
 read in all lighting conditions.  For those mariners who prefer color displays
 to monochrome, GARMIN will also offer the 2006C and 2010C; both color units
 are readable even in direct sunlight.
     The features inside these two units are as attractive as the features
 on the outside.  The GPSMAP 2006 and the GPSMAP 2010 come equipped with a
 built-in worldwide basemap and the ability to accept downloaded maps from
 GARMIN's new BlueCharts; offshore marine cartography which is loaded onto
 removable micro data cards.  These data cards resemble paper NOAA charts and
 provide map detail such as spot soundings, navaids, depth contours, port
 information and tidal predictions.  Map panning and zooming is significantly
 faster on these units thanks to a higher-speed processor, while accuracy is
 improved to about three meters in the United States and portions of Canada
 and Mexico due to compatibility with the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS),
 a technology designed to improve the accuracy of GPS positioning
     "Garmin has once again designed two state-of-the-art marine products with
 the introduction of the GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2010," said Gary Kelley,
 director of marketing, Garmin International.  "We have incorporated the best
 of everything -- size, speed, WAAS, accuracy and mapping -- and combined it
 into two units that are very attractively priced."
     Specific features of the GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2010
     -- Large 6.4-inch diagonal (GPSMAP 2006) and 10.4-inch diagonal (GPSMAP
        2010) displays
     -- WAAS-capable GPS receiver for position accuracy up to three meters
     -- Built-in worldwide basemap with tide data for the United States
     -- Accepts downloadable map detail from GARMIN's new BlueCharts; offshore
        marine cartography loaded onto a miniature data cartridge
     -- High-resolution display featuring 640 x 480 pixels; both units also
        available with a color display that is readable in direct sunlight
     -- Loran TD conversions
     -- Waterproof to IPX-7 standards; can be immersed in one meter of water
        for 30 minutes
     -- Stores up to 1000 waypoints with name and graphic symbol
     -- Built-in celestial tables provide for sun and moon by date and position
 
     The GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2006C are expected to be available in April at
 manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $1371.41 (GPSMAP 2006) and $2,285.70
 (GPSMAP 2006C).  The GPSMAP 2010 and GPSMAP 2010C are expected to be available
 in April at manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $1,714.27 (GPSMAP 2010)
 and $2,857.13 (GPSMAP 2010C).
 
     Garmin International, Inc. and Garmin Corp. are members of the Garmin Ltd.
 (Nasdaq:   GRMN) group of companies.  Garmin Ltd., through its operating
 subsidiaries, designs and manufactures navigation, communication and
 information electronics.  The company's full product line serves the aviation,
 marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM markets.  The company
 is incorporated in the Cayman Islands and its principal subsidiaries maintain
 offices in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.  For more
 information, visit the Virtual Press Room at http://www.garmin.com/pressroom ,
 or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200.  GARMIN and GPSMAP
 are registered trademarks and BlueChart is a trademark of Garmin Corporation.
 
 

SOURCE Garmin International Inc.
    OLATHE, Kan., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Garmin International Inc., a
 unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:   GRMN), a leading manufacturer of navigation,
 communication and information electronics, announces two new products that
 will revolutionize the way mariners navigate -- introducing the GPSMAP 2006
 and GPSMAP 2010 GPS/chartplotter series.
     From the first look at these two amazing products, mariners will notice
 their extra-large displays.  The GPSMAP 2006 boasts a big 6.4-inch diagonal
 display while the GPSMAP 2010 features a giant 10.4-inch diagonal display.
 Both units paint a crisp, high-resolution picture thanks to a pixel count of
 640 x 480.  The displays are also high contrast, which means they're easy to
 read in all lighting conditions.  For those mariners who prefer color displays
 to monochrome, GARMIN will also offer the 2006C and 2010C; both color units
 are readable even in direct sunlight.
     The features inside these two units are as attractive as the features
 on the outside.  The GPSMAP 2006 and the GPSMAP 2010 come equipped with a
 built-in worldwide basemap and the ability to accept downloaded maps from
 GARMIN's new BlueCharts; offshore marine cartography which is loaded onto
 removable micro data cards.  These data cards resemble paper NOAA charts and
 provide map detail such as spot soundings, navaids, depth contours, port
 information and tidal predictions.  Map panning and zooming is significantly
 faster on these units thanks to a higher-speed processor, while accuracy is
 improved to about three meters in the United States and portions of Canada
 and Mexico due to compatibility with the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS),
 a technology designed to improve the accuracy of GPS positioning
     "Garmin has once again designed two state-of-the-art marine products with
 the introduction of the GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2010," said Gary Kelley,
 director of marketing, Garmin International.  "We have incorporated the best
 of everything -- size, speed, WAAS, accuracy and mapping -- and combined it
 into two units that are very attractively priced."
     Specific features of the GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2010
     -- Large 6.4-inch diagonal (GPSMAP 2006) and 10.4-inch diagonal (GPSMAP
        2010) displays
     -- WAAS-capable GPS receiver for position accuracy up to three meters
     -- Built-in worldwide basemap with tide data for the United States
     -- Accepts downloadable map detail from GARMIN's new BlueCharts; offshore
        marine cartography loaded onto a miniature data cartridge
     -- High-resolution display featuring 640 x 480 pixels; both units also
        available with a color display that is readable in direct sunlight
     -- Loran TD conversions
     -- Waterproof to IPX-7 standards; can be immersed in one meter of water
        for 30 minutes
     -- Stores up to 1000 waypoints with name and graphic symbol
     -- Built-in celestial tables provide for sun and moon by date and position
 
     The GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2006C are expected to be available in April at
 manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $1371.41 (GPSMAP 2006) and $2,285.70
 (GPSMAP 2006C).  The GPSMAP 2010 and GPSMAP 2010C are expected to be available
 in April at manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $1,714.27 (GPSMAP 2010)
 and $2,857.13 (GPSMAP 2010C).
 
     Garmin International, Inc. and Garmin Corp. are members of the Garmin Ltd.
 (Nasdaq:   GRMN) group of companies.  Garmin Ltd., through its operating
 subsidiaries, designs and manufactures navigation, communication and
 information electronics.  The company's full product line serves the aviation,
 marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM markets.  The company
 is incorporated in the Cayman Islands and its principal subsidiaries maintain
 offices in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.  For more
 information, visit the Virtual Press Room at http://www.garmin.com/pressroom ,
 or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200.  GARMIN and GPSMAP
 are registered trademarks and BlueChart is a trademark of Garmin Corporation.
 
 SOURCE  Garmin International Inc.