Debuts Two New Tools for Mariners -- GPSMAP®
162 and 168 Sounder
162 and 168 Sounder offer boat owners affordable options in fixed-mount
Garmin International, the leading manufacturer of GPS for
the marine industry, introduces the new GPSMAP 162 and GPSMAP
168 Sounder, two fixed mount units that are rich in features.
The GPSMAP 162 is a combination GPS receiver and chartplotter,
while the GPSMAP 168 Sounder includes those same characteristics
plus the addition of a depth-finder.
"We are pleased
to offer two exceptional fixed mount marine units at such an affordable
price," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin International.
"These products will give mariners the features they need at a
size that will fit nicely on most boats. They also offer many
installation options including flush mounting, bracket mounting,
swivel mounting and a new quick-release flush mounting kit."
162 and 168 Sounder share an impressive list of features including
a powerful 12 parallel channel GPS receiver and tide prediction
tables. Both units have a built-in worldwide basemap, with U.S.
highways, interstates, rivers and lakes. Even more remarkable,
the GPSMAP 162 and 168 Sounder can accept downloaded map data
from Garmin's MapSource® line of CD-ROMs.
the GPSMAP 168 Sounder has a 150-watt depth-finder to make catching
fish just a little bit easier. The 168 Sounder features Garmin's
exclusive See-Thru® technology which will help separate fish returns
from thermoclines and structure. What's more, a graphic whiteline
on the 168 Sounder provides a clear image of both bottom hardness
both units resemble Garmin's popular Fishfinder 240. The GPSMAP
162 and 168 Sounder measure about five by six inches in size and
boast a four-level gray FSTN LCD display with 240 x 240 pixels.
Even in the dark the units are easy to read, thanks to a backlit
GPSMAP 162/168 Sounder features include:
to download additional map detail from the MapSource line of
- Store up
to 500 user waypoints
- Tide prediction
marine light list available via MapSource CD-ROMs
to IPX7 standards, immersible in one meter of water for 30 minutes
a 150-watt depth-finder with Garmin's exclusive See-Thru technology
(GPSMAP 168 Sounder only)
162 and 168 Sounder will be sold standard with a cover, mounting
bracket, power data cable, owner's manual and quick reference
guide. The 168 Sounder also comes standard with a transom mount
transducer. The GPSMAP 162 will carry a suggested retail price
of $485, while the GPSMAP 168 will have a suggested retail price
of $668. Both units will be available in April 2000.