Garmin GPSMAP 741xs unboxing & first looks

From the announcement in November 2012 – until delivery in mid June 2013 -finally I got

Garmin GPSMAP 741xs on boat
Garmin GPSMAP 741xs mounted on boat with Talonsocket and RAM Mount

the Garmin 741xs. So was it worth the wait? And is it better than the Garmin GPSMAP 720/740?

The unit arrived Sunday afternoon – and was installed on the boat 3 hours later with NMEA 2000 and NMEA 0183 connected, using my test setup with Tallonsocket and a RAM Mount. Continue reading Garmin GPSMAP 741xs unboxing & first looks

Garmin close to shipping new 500/700 series and Echomap Series products

It seems like Garmin is getting close to shipping the Garmin GPSMAP 500/700 Series and the Echomap 50/70 series. Today the manuals went online on Garmins website.

Garmin new Series 700 GPSMAP
Garmin new Series 700 GPSMAP

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