Garmin has launched the Marine Wi-Fi Adaptor so you can connect to your GPSMAP with Garmin Marine Network products via WiFi. The price is $199 with POE (Power Over Ethernet) injector.
The product looks a lot like Ubiquity Pico Station wireless Access-point. The picture at least shows it as a Pico Station M. So lets see how much different they are in real life.+
But it seems a little cheap to “just” take a PicoStation and maybe change the software a bit to make a Garmin Wi-Fi access point. The standard PicoStation is NOT a marine device in any way. It is an outdoor access point – but it is not marine grade in the standard form. But once they start to deliver we will take a closer look.
Price is set at $199 and the product is available in US or International version. Right now the Garmin Website says 5-8 weeks delivery time. (PicoStation M is usually $99)
More information here: Garmin Marine Wi-Fi Adaptor Kit
Garmin has also launched the Bluechart Mobile Application in the Apple Store. More info here: BlueChart Mobile App