Sensor-Packed GPSMAP® 76S Is King of the Hill, City, Lake...
Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GRMN), today unveiled its latest portable consumer GPS-enabled
device the GPSMAP
76S at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT)
Show in Las Vegas. Joining the GPS
76 and GPSMAP 76
line of products, the GPSMAP 76S boasts additional sensors and
more internal memory to take adventurers as high or as far as
they want to go.
The "S" is for Sensors, because the GPSMAP 76S incorporates
a GPS receiver, barometric altimeter and an electronic compass
that deliver advanced location, elevation and bearing information
to the user. It contains 24 megabytes of internal memory for map
storage from Garmin's exclusive line of MapSource® products.
Like all new Garmin GPS devices, the GPSMAP 76S is also enabled
to accept corrected GPS data from the Wide Area Augmentation System
(WAAS), delivering pinpoint accuracy of 10 feet or less. And true
to the company's form and function, the GPSMAP 76S is waterproof
and floats in water like other models in the product line.
"This unit is ideal for the active mariner or serious outdoor
enthusiast," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's director of
marketing. "It is sure to become a standard traveling companion
for anyone who wants all the standard features of our popular
eTrex Vista® lots of memory, WAAS accuracy, built-in altimeter
and compass, lightweight waterproof design, one-hand operation
in larger form factor."
The GPSMAP 76S has a basemap of North and South America, including
major highways, thoroughfares, rivers, lakes, and borders. But
adventures are not limited to navigating the basemap. Because
of its rich internal memory, the GPSMAP 76S can store map data
from Garmin's exclusive line of MapSource CD-ROMs to take
you deep in the city (MetroGuide®), offshore (BlueChart®), on the
lake (Fishing Hot Spots®), offroad (U.S. Topo) or anywhere in between
(Roads & Recreation).
The internal quad-helix antenna of the GPSMAP 76S provides highly
sensitive signal reception, and users will appreciate the external
antenna port for mounting purposes. Hikers and hunters will include
it on their gear list because of its powerful capabilities and
lightweight (7 oz.) design. The device runs on two AA batteries
for 10 hours (typical use).
The GPSMAP 76S is expected to be available in April 2002 for a
suggested retail price of $482.13. It will ship standard with
a PC interface cable, lanyard, owners manual and quick-start
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 and GPSMAP are registered trademarks,
and eTrex Vista, MapSource and BlueChart are trademarks of Garmin
Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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may differ materially. There could be a number of factors affecting
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Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 30, 2000 filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission
file number 0-31983). Garmin will not update any forward-looking
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