Completes Full Line of Sounders with FindFinder
Fishfinder 100 is tough on fish but easy on the wallet
Kan. Garmin International, the innovative manufacturer
of marine electronics equipment, is giving fishermen everywhere
something to talk about. Garmin introduces the Fishfinder 100
-- a full-featured 200 khz sounder with temperature that's both
waterproof and affordable.
100 will round out Garmin's complete line of sounders which includes
the Fishfinder 160 and the Fishfinder
240. Although similar in features to both of these products,
the Fishfinder 100 boasts one distinct difference -- a lower price
tag which makes it the perfect entry-level Garmin sounder unit.
100 is going to give fishermen everything they want in a sounder
-- a clear picture of what's beneath the boat, an easy-to-read
display, remarkable power, simple operation and a waterproof package,"
said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin International.
"Combine all of these features with an affordable price and you'll
see why the Fishfinder 100 is such a great value."
On the outside,
the unit comes packaged in an attractive case that measures 5"
w x 4.9" h x 2.5" d. As a result, it boasts a 2.5-inch diagonal
display that makes detecting fish easy on the eyes. The Fishfinder
100 delivers the big picture thanks to a blue/green, LCD, STN
display with 160 x 100 pixels. Even better, you don't have to
worry about this unit getting splashed as you reel in your fish,
since it was designed to withstand immersion in one meter of water
for up to 30 minutes.
But it's what's
inside that really makes the Fishfinder 100 so impressive. The
Fishfinder 100 comes standard with Garmin's exclusive See-Thru®
technology that allows the unit to hear both weak and strong signals
at the same time. A graphic whiteline also included on the fishfinder
helps present a clear image of bottom hardness and structure.
to fishermen is a sounder that will detect fish even when suspended
inside structure and thermoclines. What's more, a power output
of 150 watts (RMS) and 1200 watts (peak to peak) means the Fishfinder
100 will give you an accurate picture of what's in the water.
features of the Fishfinder 100 include:
- High resolution
blue/green LCD STN display with 160 x 100 pixels
display and keypad for use in poor lighting conditions
construction to meet IPX7 requirements; can withstand immersion
in one meter of water for 30 minutes
keypad layout for easy operation
technology separates fish returns from thermoclines and structure
whiteline provides clear image of bottom hardness and structure
memory back-up for user settings with power disconnected
- High power
output of 150 watts (RMS); 1200 watts (peak to peak)
different languages available on screen display including English,
French, Spanish and seven other European languages
transom mount transducer includes temperature sensor
100 is sold with or without a transom mount transducer and comes
standard with a gimbal mount, power cable, owner's manual and
quick reference guide. It will be available in November 1999 at
a suggested retail price of $147 without transducer and $182 with