Kan. Garmin International, the marine industry's
leading manufacturer of navigation and communication equipment,
is introducing a new must-have piece of equipment for anyone
who spends time on a boat. Garmin's latest innovation is
the VHF 725 -- a full featured, five-watt VHF marine band
handheld radio that's waterproof to boot.
will be able to hear the benefits of this radio loud and
clear," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin
International. "If you thought its predecessor, the VHF
720 delivered a fine performance on just three-watts, wait
until you hear the VHF 725."
VHF 725 is a one- to five-watt transmitter that features
a high/low power switch that helps save battery life. Like
the VHF 720, you don't need two hands to operate this unit.
The radio's unique "knobless" design makes adjusting the
volume simple with one hand. A backlit display and keypad
make operating the VHF 725 a breeze in the dark, while the
radio's submersible design means you don't have to panic
if you accidentally get it too close to the water. The VHF
725 is strictly a marine radio and does not contain a GPS
features of the VHF 725 include:
watt transmitter, with a high/low power switch to conserve
hours of battery life on 6 AA alkaline batteries, 10 hours
with a NiCad pack, and 13 hours with a NiMH pack
Canadian and International channels
weather alert that interrupts a transmission during normal
construction to IEC standard 529 IPX7, immersible in one
meter of water for up to 30 minutes
mode monitors channels 16 and 9, along with another working
channel of your choice
mode prevents accidental keystrokes
impressive is the long list of accessories that come standard
with the radio including a NiCad battery, charging stand,
AC wall charger, AA alkaline battery tray, 12 volt charging
adapter, owner's manual and quick reference guide.
VHF 725 will be available in August 1999 at a suggested
retail price of $267.