OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced its first chartplotter and transducer bundle with Panoptix all-seeing sonar technology designed specifically for ice fishing. Anglers can now benefit from the game-changing Garmin Panoptix technology that shows real-time moving images up to 100 feet to locate fish in any direction below the ice. Equipped with everything needed for hard water fishing, the Panoptix Ice Bundle includes an echoMAP™ CHIRP 73cv chartplotter, a Panoptix PS22-TR transducer with LiveVü Forward and LiveVü Down capabilities, the new GTH10HN-IF ice fishing transducer, Panoptix ice fishing pole mount, and so much more – all in a convenient, glove-friendly portable bag.
“With the Panoptix Ice Bundle, fishermen will be able to see under the ice in ways they never have before so they can pinpoint schools of fish faster, drill fewer holes, and spend more time on what’s important – catching fish,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “We’re proud to offer a versatile hard water solution that will not only transform the way anglers fish on the ice, but one that can be used when the ice thaws, too.”
Paired with an echoMAP CHIRP 73cv chartplotter, the Panoptix Ice Bundle includes two transducers and offers three types of sonar views for use on the ice: a GTH10HN-IF ice fishing transducer with Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar that offers a narrow beam angle (8 to 16 degrees) for crystal-clear images with remarkable target separation and jig detection, and a PS22-TR that provides both Panoptix scanning views – LiveVü Forward and LiveVü Down – to see what’s happening up to 100 feet horizontally around and below the ice. Unlike traditional or scanning sonar that only provides historical data of what’s been passed over, LiveVü Forward shows an image of fish swimming and moving toward or away from the hole, and LiveVü Down shows moving sonar images below the surface.
Preloaded with industry-leading LakeVü HD maps that cover more than 17,000 U.S. lakes, the echoMAP CHIRP 73cv includes more than 13,000 HD lakes with 1-foot contours shoreline to shoreline – two times more than the competition. Like all Garmin chartplotters, the echoMAP CHIRP 73cv is known for its easy-to-use interface that allows for customized combination screens, so anglers can easily access flasher, map, Panoptix views and more.
The Panoptix Ice Bundle includes a swivel pole mount for the Panoptix transducer, a 12Ah battery with charger, power cable, and foam float. Available in the fourth quarter, the bundle will retail for $1799.99. The GT10HN-IF ice fishing transducer will also be available separately for $169.99. For existing echoMAP customers, a portable ice fishing kit that includes a GT10HN-IF will also be available for $399.99. For more information, visit garmin.com/panoptix.
Garmin was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the second year in a row by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized marine electronics company for support of products in the field. 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.
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