“The new BlueChart HD features are a testament to our commitment to continually improving our cartography,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Our customers can now enjoy even more detail, dimension, and routing sophistication in addition to some of the most accurate and detailed maps on the water.”
Both the BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD product lines will feature seamless chart presentation with up to 1-foot HD fishing contours that provide a more accurate depiction of bottom structure for improved fishing charts and enhanced detail in swamps, canals, marinas and port plans. The addition of up to 1-foot fishing contours augments the detailed nautical charts, shaded depth contours, navigational aides, currents, and intertidal zones with spot soundings already enjoyed by existing BlueChart users.
BlueChart g2 Vision HD, Garmin’s premium marine cartography, includes all of the features of BlueChart g2 HD charts and adds Garmin exclusive Auto Guidance 3.0. Garmin was the first to offer Auto Guidance technology that instantly searches through relevant charts to create a path specifically designed for the dimensions of the user’s boat, one that seeks to avoid low bridges, shallow water, and other charted obstructions. With version 3.0, Auto Guidance can guide the user and in and out of more places more effectively, including entering and exiting marinas.
The 2016 BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD accessory cards and downloads are expected to be available in February. For more information, including details about compatible products, pricing and coverage availability, visit garmin.com/maps.
Recently, Garmin was named Manufacturer of the Year and received the honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics field by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution charts, sailing instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not replace safe navigation operations.