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 theyre
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
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
- 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
- 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
The GPSMAP 2006 and GPSMAP 2006C are expected to be available
in April at manufacturers 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