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October 26, 1999

Garmin® Completes Full Line of Sounders with FindFinder 100

New Fishfinder 100 is tough on fish but easy on the wallet

OLATHE, 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.

The Fishfinder 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.

"The Fishfinder 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.

The benefit 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.

Specific features of the Fishfinder 100 include:

  • High resolution blue/green LCD STN display with 160 x 100 pixels
  • Backlit display and keypad for use in poor lighting conditions
  • Waterproof construction to meet IPX7 requirements; can withstand immersion in one meter of water for 30 minutes
  • Convenient keypad layout for easy operation
  • See-Thru technology separates fish returns from thermoclines and structure
  • Graphic whiteline provides clear image of bottom hardness and structure
  • Internal memory back-up for user settings with power disconnected
  • High power output of 150 watts (RMS); 1200 watts (peak to peak)
  • Several different languages available on screen display including English, French, Spanish and seven other European languages
  • Optional transom mount transducer includes temperature sensor

The Fishfinder 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 transducer.