A lot of new products for METS from Garmin
The Garmin GPSMAP 500xs and GPSMAP 700xs series will get a software update to support Garmin DownVü with the built in sonar.
New Garmin GVC 10 sonar black-box will integrate SideVü and DownVü and will be compatible with the new GPSMAP 700, 800 and 1000 series chartplotter. [ Updated] and echoMAP 70dv/70s. It has 3 network ports for networking multiple units? So does that mean the GPSMAP 700 series will be net workable now? As the GVC 10 is Garmin Marine Network compatible?? Prices $599 and available [we don’t know yet]
Garmin is also expanding their GPS 700 range – with new bigger brothers – the new Garmin GPSMAP 800 and Garmin GPSMAP 1000 series
(So with 8″ and 10″ screens and the 10″ got buttons!!) update : The 800 and 1000 series are NOT touch. Only button controlled. And prices are about $2000 for the 10″ models and $1500 for the 8″ models. Availability about February 2014.
New Radars – GMR18 xHD and GMR24 xHD – With 48 RPM and auto adjustment. Dynamic auto Gain and dynamic Sea Filter -with a range of up to 48 nautical miles. Prices : GMR24 xHD – $2400 – GMR 18 xHD $1600 – available February 2014.
New Free Garmin Helm iPhone and iPad app for remote control of Garmin GPSMAP units that are acceciable via Wi-Fi. It will be compatible with GPSMAP 8000 series first – but more GPSMAP models will be supported in the near future. Garmin Helm iTunes Link
Garmin Meteor 300 – New Garmin in-boat audio system – with Bluetooth streaming and control. Compatible with iOS and Android. At launch it will work with the GPSMAP 500 and 700 series plus the Garmin 6000 and 7000 series MFD chart plotters with potential future expansion to other GPSMAP models as well. 3 separate audio zones – 4 x 50 watt – NMEA 2000 control Interface.
Price $400 and available February 2014. [Update – looks like it is just some Fusion OEM based on the accessories seems all to be Fusion based]
Garmin Meteor 300 Docking Station – with USB including micro-USB cable, Apple 30 pin cable and Apple lightning cable – $150 – available in 1-3 business days??
Garmin Meteor 300 NMEA 2000 remote control – well… looks like… Fusion???
Garmin gWind Series – new Wind vanes from Garmin
More info from Garmin here and from us as it develops.