Delight: Garmin® Triples Lakes Available on Fishing Hot Spots® CD
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GRMN), today introduced the latest version of its MapSource® Fishing
Hot Spots CD-ROM (V 4.00), which adds more than 200 lakes and
provides detailed mapping of Americas best fishing destinations.
That translates to three times more lake coverage than was available
on Garmin's original Fishing Hot Spots CD.
Similar to the popular paper maps, consumers will find fishing-specific
data on MapSource Fishing Hot Spots digital maps like depth contours,
shorelines, and navigational aids like boat ramps, marinas and
campgrounds. Anglers will even find helpful hints on the best
type of lures and strategies to use when targeting a particular
kind of fish even the best time of year to fish certain
areas. From Castaic Lake in California to Sebago Lake in Maine,
the best fishing lakes are mapped out intuitively to give the
user as much or as little information as he wants.
"More coverage means more fishing adventures," said
Gary Kelley, Garmin's director of marketing. "When combined
with our GPS/mapping products, this software can help you unlock
a lakes best-kept fishing secrets and will make your fishing
experience more productive whether youre a weekend
sportsman or a tournament angler."
Garmin utilizes a simple point-and-click method of downloading
the mapping into its various products. The map data from the CD
can be transferred directly to the Garmin GPSMAP®
162 and GPSMAP 168
Sounder, or loaded on datacards for use on the new line of
Garmin chartplotters and combination units from the portable
to the high-end GPSMAP
2010/2010C. Or anglers can travel light by transferring the
lake maps to Garmin eMap®,
eTrex Legend, eTrex
Vista, GPSMAP 76,
GPSMAP 76S, or GPS V® handheld
MapSource Fishing Hot Spots was a big hit at the 2001 Wal-Mart
RCL Championship in Green Bay and the 2001 Wal-Mart EverStart
Championship at Pickwick Lake in Alabama, where finalists
boats were outfitted with the software, enabling the top anglers
to see better lake detail than ever before.
MapSource Fishing Hot Spots (V 4.00) will be available in February
2002 at a suggested retail price of $116.65. The price includes
access to one geographic region of the users choice. For
consumers wishing to upgrade to the new version from the original
Fishing Hot Spots CD-ROM, Garmin has created a quick update process
on its corporate website that will cost $30 per region.
International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN)
group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation,
communication and information devices -- most of which are enabled
by GPS technology. Garmin is the leader in the general aviation
and consumer markets, and its products serve aviation, marine,
outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications.
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and United
Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom
at www.garmin.com/pressroom, or contact the Media Relations department
at 913-397-8200. Garmin, GPSMAP, eMap and eTrex® are registered
trademarks, and MapSource and GPS V are trademarks of Garmin Ltd.
or its subsidiaries. Fishing Hot Spots is a registered trademark
of Fishing Hot Spots Inc.
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