OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced the GNX Wind, a NMEA® 2000 compatible marine instrument that provides sailors important wind and boat data needed to make confident decisions on the water. The GNX Wind can display two data fields along with a dedicated digital wind rose simultaneously, so sailors can quickly and easily see true and apparent wind data, steering guidance, boat speed and more. With wireless compatibility, the GNX Wind can also pair with compatible wireless devices including the new quatix 3 GPS marine smartwatch.
“Garmin’s GNX instrument series is known for readability and customization, and the GNX Wind encompasses both at an affordable price,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “With its intuitive presentation, NMEA 2000 support, and wireless connectivity capabilities, the GNX Wind gives sailors the data they need most with unlimited expandability.”
Featuring an anti-fog, glass-bonded backlit monochrome LCD display, the GNX Wind instrument is highly visible no matter the environment. Large, easy-to-read black digits are displayed on white background, and if a different backlight color is desired, the display can be tailored with multiple background colors, all of which match colors found on the GNX 20 marine instrument. With fully customizable user profiles, the GNX Wind screen layout can be configured to the user’s preferred settings. More than 15 configurations are available that feature important marine parameters such as wind, speed, and navigation.
Intuitive and easy to read, the GNX Wind provides spatial awareness with its dedicated wind rose that shows true and apparent wind simultaneously. The display has a dedicated location for each function, so data is easily interpreted. Boat speed is shown in the lower left; wind speed in the upper left; and the wind rose on the right. Thanks to the new Steer Pilot feature, the GNX Wind also helps users better determine how to steer in all situations based on information provided by connected sensors – users simply follow the needle.
The GNX Wind can be flush- or flat-mounted and boasts low power consumption, perfect for sailboats. Only .35 watts is consumed during the day with no backlight, and .4 watts is used at night when only a mid-level backlight is required. This allows for more time on the water without running the motor or generator for extended periods of time.
The GNX Wind is expected to be available in Q1 2016 with a suggested retail price of $499.99. It will also be included in a GNX Wired Sail Pack that will retail for $1599.99. For more information, visit garmin.com.
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 mapping, 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.
GNX Wind has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
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