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April 12, 2001

Garmin® Combines Power, Size and WAAS in its New Line of Large Display GPS/Chartplotters

GPSMAP® 2006 and 2010 offer customers impressive features and a choice between grayscale or color displays
Olathe, Kan. - Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), a leading manufacturer of navigation, communication and information electronics, announces two new products that will revolutionize the way mariners navigate – introducing the GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2010 GPS/chartplotter series.

From the first look at these two amazing products, mariners will notice their extra-large displays. The GPSMAP 2006 boasts a big 6.4-inch diagonal display while the GPSMAP 2010 features a giant 10.4-inch diagonal display. Both units paint a crisp,

high-resolution picture thanks to a pixel count of 640 x 480. The displays are also high contrast, which means they’re easy to read in all lighting conditions. For those mariners who prefer color displays to monochrome, Garmin will also offer the 2006C and 2010C; both color units are readable even in direct sunlight.

The features inside these two units are as attractive as the features on the outside. The GPSMAP 2006 and the GPSMAP 2010 come equipped with a built-in worldwide basemap and the ability to accept downloaded maps from Garmin's new BlueCharts®; offshore marine cartography which is loaded onto removable micro data cards. These data cards resemble paper NOAA charts and provide map detail such as spot soundings, navaids, depth contours, port information and tidal predictions. Map panning and zooming is significantly faster on these units thanks to a higher-speed processor, while accuracy is improved to about three meters in the United States and portions of Canada and Mexico due to compatibility with the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), a technology designed to improve the accuracy of GPS positioning


"Garmin has once again designed two state-of-the-art marine products with the introduction of the GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2010," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin International. "We have incorporated the best of everything – size, speed, WAAS, accuracy and mapping – and combined it into two units that are very attractively priced."

Specific features of the GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2010

  • Large 6.4-inch diagonal (GPSMAP 2006) and 10.4-inch diagonal (GPSMAP 2010) displays
  • WAAS-capable GPS receiver for position accuracy up to three meters
  • Built-in worldwide basemap with tide data for the United States
  • Accepts downloadable map detail from Garmin's new BlueCharts; offshore marine cartography loaded onto a miniature data cartridge
  • High-resolution display featuring 640 x 480 pixels; both units also available with a color display that is readable in direct sunlight
  • Loran TD conversions
  • Waterproof to IPX-7 standards; can be immersed in one meter of water for 30 minutes
  • Stores up to 1000 waypoints with name and graphic symbol
  • Built-in celestial tables provide for sun and moon by date and position

The GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2006C are expected to be available in April at manufacturer’s suggested retail prices of $1371.41 (GPSMAP 2006) and $2,285.70 (GPSMAP 2006C). The GPSMAP 2010 and GPSMAP 2010C are expected to be available in April at manufacturer's suggested retail prices of $1,714.27 (GPSMAP 2010) and $2,857.13 (GPSMAP 2010C).

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