Garmin Becomes First Major Consumer Marine Manufacturer to Offer Multi-Band GPS With Both L1 and L5 Frequencies

New features in GPS 24xd marine antenna provide heading and positioning accuracy to within 1 meter

The new Garmin GPS 24xd marine positioning receiver and antenna offers mariners the most advanced positioning and heading data available through revolutionary multi-band technology and expanded multi-constellation support. (Photo: Business Wire)

OLATHE, Kan.--()--Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1, today announced the GPS 24xd marine position receiver and antenna with multi-band GPS, offering mariners the most advanced positioning and heading data available. The GPS 24xd utilizes both L1 and L5 frequencies, along with multi-constellation support (GPS, Galileo2, GLONASS, BeiDou2), to provide multi-band GPS capability enabling location accuracy within 1 meter. Thanks to built-in magnetic heading sensors, it’s possible to pinpoint heading within 3 degrees, which in turn delivers optimum chart stability, radar overlay and mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA), even at slower speeds.

“We remain ambitious about our mission to provide the most innovative and cutting-edge marine technology on the market today, and we believe that the GPS 24xd is a testament to that commitment,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Using innovative multi-band GPS, we are confident that the new GPS 24xd will provide Garmin customers with the highest level of reliability and precision for their cruising, fishing and sailing adventures.”

Advanced Positional Performance

Mariners can now experience the unrivaled accuracy of the GPS 24xd antenna while cruising the water at any speed. Built on the foundation of the existing GPS 19x, the GPS 24xd offers revolutionary multi-band technology, the first of its kind in the consumer marine industry, and 10Hz position update rates for the finest high sensitivity tracking the market has to offer. These new features are accompanied by expanded compatibility with GPS, Galileo2, GLONASS and BeiDou2 satellite constellations to provide boaters across the globe with consumer market-leading accuracy on the water, no matter the condition, distance or destination.

Reliable Magnetic Heading

An added magnetic heading sensor allows boaters to better maintain chart stability and radar overlay, regardless of speed. By delivering heading accuracy within +/- 3 degrees, this magnetic sensor makes the GPS 24xd ideal for slow cruising, when GPS COG (Course Over Ground) data can become less reliable.

Multi-SBAS Compatibility

To further its high sensitivity tracking on the water, the GPS 24xd includes Multi-SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation System) compatibility to correct signal measurement errors and provide rich information regarding signal accuracy, integrity, continuity and availability. This extended compatibility ensures that boaters always know exactly where they are headed while navigating to their next waypoint.

Pricing and Availability

The GPS 24xd series is available now with a suggested retail price of $299.99, which includes a pole mount, surface mount and under-deck mount for easy installation on any boat. It’s available for both NMEA 2000® and NMEA 0183-capable Garmin marine chartplotters, including the award-winning GPSMAP® series. For more information, visit

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for anglers, sailors, mariners and boat enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing the most sophisticated marine electronics the industry has ever known, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For the sixth consecutive year, Garmin was recently named the Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Other Garmin marine brands include Fusion® and Navionics®. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at,, or

1 Based on 2019 reported sales
2 Supported when available

About Garmin International, Inc. Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, GPSMAP Fusion and Navionics are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2019, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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