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  1. By Mark Zepp, Garmin Regional Sales Manager When I look at questions or concerns relating to Garmin Astro and Alpha dog tracking and training products on the hound forum message boards or listen to issues or problems people are having with their gear when Iâm behind the Garmin table at the many events I attend, I would guess that at least 90 percent of the time simply downloading the latest software would quickly take care of any problems the user is experiencing. Garmin Express is a computer application for easily setting up, registering and managing your Garmin device. Garmin Express is free software that allows you to âupdateâ your Alpha and Astro handhelds as well as the collars that come with them, your DriveTrack 70LMT, and for that matter, any Garmin product you may have purchased. While youâre updating, you also can register any Garmin product for warranty purposes. I recommend updating your Astro 320, 430 or Alpha 100 and DriveTrack unit every six months. (Note: There have not been any updates for the Astro 220 since it went out of production.) Sometimes there will not be a new update to download for several months, and Garmin Express will tell you that you have the latest and most up-to-date software, but I also have seen two or three new updates occur within a month or two. When you download updates into your tracking equipment, you can count on your product running smoother and the update will take care of any âglitchesâ you may have out there in the middle of the night while running your dogs. Most of you have access to a computer to download the Garmin Express app by simply typing in âGarmin Express Downloadâ and clicking on the small blue box that says âGo to download.â Once you do that, another window pops up that says download âDownload for Windows.â Click on that box and the free Garmin Express software will download. From that point on, Garmin Express will open every time you plug your products into the computer for an update. Downloading Garmin Express is simple and easy and is quicker than the time it has taken you to read the last few sentences. One last note: Remember to update both your handheld and your collar. I have talked to a lot of folks who update the Alpha 100 or Astro handheld but donât realize they need to update their collars at the same time for their system to work as well as it can. I think it is really important to note that most of Garminâs dog products do not or will not up date with a Mac, or Macintosh, computer. Using a Mac to update any dog products other than our current mini collars, such as the T5 mini or TT15 mini, will cause your handhelds or other collars to âlock upâ until they are plugged into a PC, or Windows computer, for an update. So my advice is to be safe and not use a Mac computer to update any of your dog devices. Good luck and good hunting, friends! The post Keep Your Gear Up To Date With Garmin Express appeared first on Garmin Blog. View the full article
  2. <p>Garminâs <a href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/fishandhunt/garmin-quickdraw-community-icast-2016/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Quickdraw Community</a> just surpassed the two-years-going mark, and it continues to see incredible growth â both in usage and reach.</p> <p>In its first 365 days, data from nearly 700,000 acresâ worth of worldwide water travel had been <a href="https://connect.garmin.com/en-US/start/quickdraw" target="_blank" rel="noopener">uploaded to the Community</a>, coming via nearly 5,000 users and in an average of 400 uploads per month.</p> <p>Those numbers mushroomed in Year 2, with nearly 20,000 users uploading around 1,700 times per month, resulting in an additional 1.3 million acres added to the database, including 800,000 acres in the past four months alone.</p> <p>And with Garminâs fall 2017 unveiling of <a href="https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/573254" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ActiveCaptain</a>, an all-in-one marine mobile app, and its <a href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/fishandhunt/garmin-acquires-navionics-marine-charts/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">acquisition of digital navigational-chart producer Navionics</a>, this Quickdraw Community data surge is likely just beginning.</p> <p>At the outset, the Communityâs upload process required a few steps and a desktop application. Now, with the Community included in ActiveCaptain, users can easily upload to and download from the Community the latest Garmin Quickdraw Contours â with zero button presses.</p> <p>Itâs become a totally user-friendly and streamlined process, which has given way to a global usage wave in the past year.</p> <p>In the first 12 months, for example, there was little Community data coming from outside of the eastern half of the United States and western Europe, but that has changed since. A quick glance at <a href="https://connect.garmin.com/en-US/start/quickdraw" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Garmin Connect</a> reveals users now uploading water routes in all corners of the globe, from Russia and Asia to South America and Australia.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-27877" src="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-31-at-1.29.13-PM.png" alt="" width="2808" height="1400" srcset="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-31-at-1.29.13-PM.png 2808w, https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-31-at-1.29.13-PM-300x150.png 300w, https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-31-at-1.29.13-PM-1024x511.png 1024w, https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Screen-Shot-2018-07-31-at-1.29.13-PM-164x82.png 164w" sizes="(max-width: 2808px) 100vw, 2808px" />Significant use cases have been documented, too, with users seemingly taking it upon themselves to survey bodies of water big and small. Data points along myriad ponds and rivers now dot the Connect world map, and routes through much of the United Statesâ Intracoastal Waterway are prevalent, as is data coverage through much of southern Florida and the Caribbean after the area sustained heavy damage in 2017âs Hurricane Irma.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">â¦</p> <p>The Garmin Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect is available now at <a href="https://connect.garmin.com/en-US/start/quickdraw" target="_blank" rel="noopener">garminconnect.com/quickdraw</a>. Quickdraw Contours comes standard on all current STRIKER Plus, ECHOMAP Plus and GPSMAP products and is available as a free software update for all other echoMAP and many GPSMAP series products. It can be used with any depth transducer, including Garminâs Panoptix line of transducers.</p> <p>For videos, tips from pros and articles to help you become a better angler, follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/garminfishhunt/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/garminfishhunt/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instagram</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/garminfishhunt" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</a>.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/fishandhunt/quickdraw-surpasses-2-million-acres/">Quickdraw Community surpasses 2 million-acres plateau</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog">Garmin Blog</a>.</p> View the full article
  3. Garmin has earned the coveted âBest of Showâ award for its new Panoptix LiveScope at the worldâs largest sportfishing trade show, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST), held last week in Orlando, Fla. Prior to being selected as the Best of Show, Panoptix LiveScope was first voted by media and buyers in attendance as the âBest Electronicsâ in the ICAST New Product Showcase where 974 products were entered by 331 companies, all vying for the ICAST 2018 Best of Show award. âTo not only win the ICAST Best Electronics award, but the Best of Show award, too â itâs an honor weâre incredibly proud of,â said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. âPanoptix LiveScope delivers the best of both scanning and live sonar technologies and thereâs nothing out there even close to it. These awards solidify our commitment to giving anglers and mariners the most innovative technology on the water, and they further strengthen our desire to be the top marine electronics brand in the world.â Panoptix LiveScope is a live scanning sonar that gives anglers higher resolution and easier-to-interpret images of structure, bait and fish swimming below and around the boat than ever before. Garminâs revolutionary Panoptix all-seeing sonar technology was the first to deliver live sonar images in real-time â forwards, backwards, sideways and below the boat â even while stationary. Now, thanks to the active scanning capabilities of Panoptix LiveScope, anglers can see images and movement so clear and precise that itâs even possible to distinguish between species of fish. âPanoptix changed the electronics game a couple of years ago,â said Jason Christie, Bassmaster Elite Series and Garmin pro. âNow, LiveScope is even taking it to the next level. The cool thing about it is the simplicity of it. What you see is what is there. The only picture that could be better is if you dive into the water with goggles, and Iâm not sure thatâs really even better.â Another Bassmaster Elite Series and Garmin pro, Fred Roumbanis, agrees. âNever before have you been able to tell what species of fish you are looking at like this,â he said. âYou can see the movement, you can see the profile. I was snapping a jig on the bottom and I saw a walleye and I could see the fins of the walleye! Thereâs no way I could have seen that before.â Like other Garmin Panoptix transducers, LiveScope features two modes in one transducer âLiveScope Down and LiveScope Forward â and can be installed on a trolling motor or the transom (recommended only for LiveScope Forward). Depending on the anglerâs fishing preferences and techniques, LiveScope can easily be adjusted to change views. Simply point the LiveScope transducer down to see directly below the boat, or forward to see around the boat. Either view provides incredibly sharp, real-time scanning sonar images up to 200 feet down or away from the boat, even when the boat is stationary. See Panoptix LiveScope in action here with Garmin pro Scott Martin. The Panoptix LiveScope scanning sonar system includes a compact GLS 10 sonar black box with an LVS32 transducer and a simple plug-and-play Garmin Marine Network connector for easy installation and integration with a compatible Garmin chartplotter. A trolling motor barrel and shaft mounting kit and a transom mounting kit are also included. Panoptix LiveScope is compatible with Garminâs ECHOMAP Plus 7Xcv/7Xsv/9Xsv chartplotter/sonar combo series, as well as the GPSMAP® 8400/8600 multifunction displays, GPSMAP 7400/7600, GPSMAP 10X2/12X2, GPSMAP 12X2xsv Touch and GPSMAP 7X2/9X2 series chartplotters. Available now, the Panoptix LiveScope system has a suggested retail price of $1,499.99. For more information, videos and images, visit www.garmin.com/panoptix. 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. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all of the latest Garmin Marine announcements, news and stories. The post Garmin Panoptix LiveScope wins Best of Show at ICAST 2018 appeared first on Garmin Blog. View the full article
  4. If you’ve been thinking about stepping up your fishing game by adding Garmin Panoptix to your arsenal, there’s never been a better time to upgrade! Customers who purchase a qualifying Panoptix transducer from April 1, 2018, through April 30, 2018, are eligible to receive $200 USD via mail-in rebate when using the official Garmin rebate form. Limit 1 rebate per customer. The product must be purchased in factory-new condition. All submissions must be postmarked by May 30, 2018. Qualifying Panoptix transducers: ⢠Panoptix PS21-TM ⢠Panoptix PS21-TR ⢠Panoptix PS22-TR ⢠Panoptix PS30 ⢠Panoptix PS31 ⢠Panoptix PS51-TH ⢠Panoptix PS60 This offer is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the attached rebate coupon. Also, visit Garmin.com/rebates to access the coupon online. Be sure to follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media for videos, tips from pros and the latest news about Garmin products. Facebook Twitter Instagram The post Panoptix Transducer: $200 Mail-in Rebate appeared first on Garmin Blog. View the full article
  5. <p>Purchase a <a href="https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/148922/pn/010-C1110-00#">LakeVü HD Ultra</a> card and a qualifying <a href="https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/c519-p1.html?sorter=featuredProducts-desc/?utm_source=garminblog&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=marine&utm_content=">GPSMAP, echoMAP CHIRP or ECHOMAP Plus series chartplotter</a> from March 1, 2018, through March 31, 2018, and receive $100 USD via mail-in rebate when using the official <a href="http://garmin.blogs.com/promotions/LakeV%C3%BC_HD_Ultra_Chartplotter_Combo_Rebate_EN.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Garmin rebate form.</a></p> <p>Limit 1 rebate per customer. The product must be purchased in factory-new condition. All submissions must be postmarked by April 28, 2018.</p> <p>Be sure to follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media for videos, tips from pros and the latest news about Garmin products.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://bit.ly/1SmzCZg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://bit.ly/1TpvYQ0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="http://bit.ly/1JkVqFX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instagram</a></li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/fishandhunt/garmin-lakevu-hd-ultra-chartplotter-combo-100-usd-mail-in-rebate/">Garmin LakeVü HD Ultra & Chartplotter Combo – $100 USD Mail-in Rebate</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog">Garmin Blog</a>.</p> View the full article
  6. <div class="textLayer"> <p>Purchase a qualifying Garmin dog training product from Feb. 26, 2018, through April 15, 2018, and receive $30 or $50 USD via mail-in rebate when using the official Garmin rebate form. Limit 5 rebate submissions per customer. The product must be purchased in factory-new condition. All submissions must be postmarked by May 15, 2018.</p> <p><strong>$30 USD</strong></p> <ul> <li>Delta Smart (includes dog device only)</li> <li>Delta Smart Bundle (includes dog device & Keep Away Tag)</li> <li>Delta Smart Premium Bundle (includes dog device, Keep Away Tag & remote)</li> <li>Delta XC Bundle (includes handheld & dog device)</li> <li>Delta Sport XC Bundle (includes handheld & dog device)</li> <li>Delta Upland XC Bundle (includes handheld & dog device)</li> </ul> <p><strong><br />$50 USD</strong></p> <ul> <li>PRO 70 System (includes handheld & dog device)</li> <li>PRO 550 System (includes handheld & dog device)</li> <li>PRO Trashbreaker System (includes handheld & dog device)<br />*Available in U.S. only</li> <li>PRO Control 2 Launch System (includes handheld & remote receiver)</li> </ul> <p>Read and complete the rebate coupon below. If submitting more than 1 rebate, please complete a separate rebate coupon for each submission.<br /><a href="http://garmin.blogs.com/.a/6a00d83451bb7069e201b7c92deb4e970b-pi"><br /></a><a href="http://garmin.blogs.com/promotions/Spring_2018_Dog_Training_Product_Rebate_en.pdf">Download rebate</a> (English) <a href="http://garmin.blogs.com/promotions/Spring_2018_Dog_Training_Product_Rebate_fr.pdf">Download rebate</a> (French)</p> </div> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/fishandhunt/spring-2018-dog-training-product-rebate/">Spring 2018 Garmin Dog Training Product Rebate</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog">Garmin Blog</a>.</p> View the full article
  7. <p class="p1">Garmin is proud to announce the release of an all new paper map product.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Garmin has partnered with Arrow Mapping, a Brainerd, Minnesota based mapping company that designs the highest quality paper maps in the United States.</p> <p class="p1">Arrow Mapping has created a line of paper maps for specific lakes in Minnesota using exclusive Garmin multibeam lake survey data.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>These are a first of a kind paper maps using this type of data, which is the most accurate in the marine industry.</p> <p class="p1">Dan Kavanaugh, President of Arrow Mapping states, “In the age of technology, which is obviously critical to the marine industry, it is not always easy to get the full overview of a lake. Using a paper map with a full view allows a customer analyze key structures to target, then key in on those spots using your Garmin chartplotter.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>The paper maps are a great, economical tool to be used with Garmin chartplotters, handheld units, smartphones or tablets.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>They also serve as a safety backup for navigation.”</p> <p class="p1">The new line of paper maps feature one-foot contours powered by Garmin’s multibeam datasets, printed on waterproof/tear resistant paper, marked fishing locations, GPS grid and aerial imagery.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>Finally, the maps also include POI’s (Points of Interest) such as buoy locations, lake access points and named features that have been collected from state agencies and local guides.</p> <p class="p1">The first release of Minnesota lakes includes the following:</p> <p class="p2">Cass Lake Chain, Beltrami County, MN (Includes Cass, Kitchi and Pug Hole Lakes)<br />Gull Lake Chain, Cass / Crow Wing County, MN (Includes Bass, Gull, Margaret, Nisswa, Round, Roy, Spider & Upper Gull Lakes)<br />Lake Bemidji, Beltrami County, MN<br />Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County, MN<br />Lake Vermilion, St. Louis County, MN<br />Lake Winnibigoshish, Cass County, MN (Includes Big Cutfoot Sioux and Sugar Lake)</p> <p class="p2">Garmin and Arrow Mapping will be continually adding new map titles across the United States, especially southern and western reservoirs.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>To check out the new maps, please visit <a href="http://www.arrowmapping.com">arrowmapping.com.</a></p> <p>Be sure to follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media for videos, tips from pros and articles to help you become a better angler.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://bit.ly/1SmzCZg" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://bit.ly/1TpvYQ0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="http://bit.ly/1JkVqFX" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instagram</a></li> </ul> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/fishandhunt/garmin-partners-arrow-mapping-bring-lakevu-hd-paper-maps/">Garmin partners with Arrow Mapping to bring LakeVü HD to paper maps</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog">Garmin Blog</a>.</p> View the full article
  8. Today, Garmin announced the next generation of its BarkLimiter automatic bark correction devices. The BarkLimiters are being announced in conjunction with the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, and can be seen at the Garmin booth (#3009). The new BarkLimiter 2 works right out of the box to deter nuisance barking, differentiating between real barks and other noises â which substantially reduces false corrections. âIncessant barking can be incredibly annoying â not only for the petâs family, but often for the entire neighborhood,â said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. âThe easy-to-use BarkLimiter 2 gently and consistently teaches the dog that barking isnât an acceptable behavior, which makes them a better family member and neighbor.â The BarkLimiter 2 features tone and vibration as well as 10 safe stim levels. Right out of the box, the device incorporates an Advanced Autorise algorithm that gradually and automatically increases as the dog barks. Users can expand the deviceâs functionality by downloading the Garmin Canine app on their smartphone, which allows them to remotely adjust correction settings â like setting a fixed stimulation level â as well as review the time and frequency of barking and the associated corrections. The BarkLimiter 2 is slim and unobtrusive, and is mounted on the provided black strap or any collar up to one inch wide and 0.12 inches thick. The unit comes with two sizes of extended wear plastic contact points to accommodate thick or short coats. The BarkLimiter 2 has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 30 days, depending on usage. For those who only want vibration and tone modes, Garmin also offers the BarkLimiter 2VT, which users can configure and review bark history through the Garmin Canine app. The BarkLimiter 2 has a minimum retail price of $99.99, and the BarkLimiter 2VT has a minimum retail price of $89.99. Both versions are available now. The post Garmin introduces the next generation of BarkLimiter automatic bark correction devices appeared first on Garmin Blog. View the full article
  9. Today, Garmin announced the Delta Inbounds, a wireless portable containment system that gives a dog the freedom to roam free in a designated area, while giving dog owners peace of mind. But more than a simple containment system, the robust Delta Inbounds also operates as a BarkLimiter, electronic training collar, and canine activity tracker. The Delta Inbounds is being announced in conjunction with the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, and can be seen at the Garmin booth (#3009). âMany pet owners enjoy being outside with their dogs, but they want to ensure their four-legged companions stay safe and nearby. The Delta Inbounds solves that dilemma,â said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. âPhysical fencing can be expensive and unsightly, and buried pet fencing can be time consuming to install and difficult to maintain. The Delta Inbounds takes care of those issues â and does so much more.â The Delta Inbounds is simple to set up and requires no professional installation or wires to bury and maintain. The system can provide a containment radius of up to 150 feet, for a coverage area of roughly two acres. For ideal coverage, the device should have an unobstructed view of the perimeter of the containment area. The included marker flags help a dog to quickly learn his new boundary. In the unlikely event that a dog breaches the boundary, the system will let a dog come back inside the boundary without correction. The Delta Inbounds dog device is slim and unobtrusive, and can be mounted on any collar up to one inch wide and 0.12 inches thick. A user selectable high intensity LED beacon allows for night time visibility. The unit comes with two sizes of extended wear plastic contact points to accommodate thick or short coats. With a second dog device (sold separately), the Delta Inbounds can contain up to two dogs. When paired with the free Garmin Canine app on a smartphone, users can unlock the true versatility of the Delta Inbounds. To deter nuisance barking, the collar can be programmed to act as a BarkLimiter, using either tone, vibration, or 10 stim levels. Users can choose the setting on the device that works best for their dog â advanced autorise that gradually increases as the dog barks â or a predetermined level. Garmin Canine also turns a smartphone into a full-featured electronic training collar â designed for dog owners who want to teach their canine companion new commands, or refocus them away from unwanted behaviors â using tone, vibration, or 10 levels of stimulation. The Delta Inbounds also comes with a Keep Away Tag, a wireless proximity sensor (adjustable from one to three feet) that is placed to automatically deter pets from entering undesired areas â like trash cans, flower beds, or comfy couches â even when family members are away from home. The Garmin Canine app also allows users to monitor their dogâs activity and help determine what Fido was up to all day. It records and displays a dogâs activity level, including when he was active, resting, barking, being trained, or went near a Keep Away Tag. Designed to withstand all the bumps, shakes and scrapes an active dog is likely to give it, the collar device is water-rated to 1 ATM (base unit is IPX7 water-rated). The base unit runs on AC power or two AA batteries that serve as backup power for up to four days. The dog device has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that works for up to two weeks, depending on usage. The Delta Inbounds is available now for a minimum retail price of $399.99. The system includes a base unit, dog device, Keep Away Tag, wall mount and charger cable, AC adapters, three collar bands, 25 boundary flags, long and short contact points, and an ownerâs manual. The post Introducing Delta Inbounds by Garmin: Wireless dog containment system and so much more appeared first on Garmin Blog. View the full article
  10. <p>We are excited to announce the Xero A1 and A1i, <a href="http://bit.ly/2mnNnki" target="_blank" rel="noopener">two groundbreaking auto-ranging digital laser bow sights that automatically measure the distance to a target and provide a precise, virtual lighted pin for the shot.</a> The first-of-their-kind Xero bow sights are being announced in conjunction with the 2018 Archery Trade Association (ATA) Trade Show in Indianapolis, and can be seen at the Garmin booth (#4035).</p> <p><iframe width="702" height="395" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ne-6Lmwdadg?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>A silent, single-button trigger mounted on the bowâs grip lets the archer range targets at rest or at full draw, virtually eliminating distance estimation and hunter movement â two of the biggest challenges in archery hunting. The laser range finder instantly provides the precise angle-compensated distance â up to 100 yards on game or 300 yards on reflective targets. The Xero then projects a precise, virtual LED pin that is only visible to the archer, and without the clutter of multiple physical pins. An ambient light sensor ensures the pin brightness is optimized for various shooting conditions.</p> <p>âThe Xero bow sight is truly a game-changer in the archery world. It helps take the guesswork out of ranging a target,â said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. âWhen that buck of a lifetime walks by, knowing your precise yardage and having the exact pin to shoot is often the difference between making that shot or going home empty-handed.â</p> <p>Archers can customize the Xero for single or multiple pin configurations, or they can manually select a pin of a pre-determined distance. A sunlight-readable display helps the user configure and customize the sight and provides information like target distance and angle. It also provides a shot odometer, so archers can keep tabs on how many times theyâve shot in one practice session or over the lifetime of the bow.</p> <p>The Xero A1i includes many additional features. Laser Locate<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.3/72x72/2122.png" alt="â¢" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> estimates the arrowâs point of impact and transfers that location to a <a href="https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/613654/#devices" target="_blank" rel="noopener">compatible Garmin device</a> (sold separately) so hunters know where to begin their recovery of game. The A1i also enables the archer to configure multiple arrow profiles, to easily transition between a target or hunting setup without readjusting the sight. Archers can also analyze and improve their performance with shot dynamics â information like arrow speed, roll of the bow, and bow impulse duration. Additionally, the A1i features user selectable red (default) and green LED pins.</p> <p>The Xero operates up to a year on two AAA lithium batteries and comes in both right and left-handed configurations. Ruggedized and water rated to <a href="http://Garmin.com/waterrating" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IPX7</a>, the Xero can withstand the rigors of bowhunting. The Xero A1 has a minimum retail price of $799.99, and the A1i has a minimum retail price of $999.99. Both models are available in the first quarter of 2018. For more information, visit garmin.com/xero.</p> <p><em>Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of electronic bow sights for hunting. Always know and obey all hunting regulations before using this device.</em></p> <p>Follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/garminfishhunt/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/garminfishhunt">Twitter</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/garminfishhunt/">Instagram</a> to learn more about Xero in the coming months.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/fishandhunt/garmin-xero-auto-ranging-digital-bow-sight/">Introducing Garmin Xero, a groundbreaking auto-ranging bow sight</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog">Garmin Blog</a>.</p> View the full article
  11. Garmin is proud to announce its title sponsorship of professional Bassmaster Elite Series angler and longtime Garmin pro, Jason Christie. Three-time Elite Series champion and winner of two Bassmaster Opens and 10 FLW events, Christie is a leading, and perhaps one of the most recognized anglers on the national bass tournament scene. With 56 top-ten finishes to date, he is currently BassFanâs second-highest ranked bass fisherman in the world. âThis new sponsorship reaffirms our continued commitment to being a top player in the freshwater fishing industry and we couldnât be more excited to be all-in with Jason,â said David Dunn, Garmin director of marine sales. âWith a world-class team of nearly 70 anglers and some of the most innovative sonar technology on the water today, the time was right for Garmin to become a title sponsor and Jason is a perfect fit. An avid angler, outdoorsman and family man with a proven track record of success, he represents Garminâs values through and through.â âI knew from day one with Garmin that they were a company I wanted to be a part of,â said Christie. âGarminâs Panoptix sonar technology has played a huge role in my recent success, especially my win on St. Clair last year, and I know this opportunity will only push both Garmin and myself further to the top. Electronics have always been crucial to me on the water, and Iâm looking forward to working even closer with Garmin now as they lead the way.â Christie will kick off the 2018 tournament season at Lake Martin, Feb. 8-11, and will compete in his sixth Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell, March 16-18. The Garmin logo will have prominent visibility on Christieâs new jersey, boat and vehicle at all of his tournament weigh-ins and public appearances this year. Additionally, Garmin has four more reasons to be excited about the 2018 season as it welcomes the following professional anglers to its team: Randy Haynes (FLW), Brian Snowden (B.A.S.S.), Carl Svebek (B.A.S.S.), and Jesse Tacoronte (B.A.S.S.). The Garmin team will be equipped with detailed lake maps and best-in-class electronics and technology, including the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA®) award-winning GPSMAP 7600xsv series chartplotters ranging in size from seven- to 16-inches, and the Garmin Panoptix PS22-TR all-seeing sonar. Garmin was the first to bring Panoptix sonar imaging to the water, giving anglers the ability to see all around their boat in real time. Be sure to follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media for videos, tips from pros and articles to help you become a better angler. Facebook Twitter Instagram The post Garmin signs as title sponsor for fishing pro Jason Christie appeared first on Garmin Blog. View the full article
  12. Ice fishing season is in full swing for anglers in many northern states. With many options available to meet a variety of budgets, Garmin offers easy-to-use ice fishing electronics that both beginners and professionals can use and enjoy. In fall 2017, Garmin introduced the most revolutionary technology to hit the ice fishing market since the powered auger, with the Panoptix Ice Fishing Bundle. Panoptix Ice Fishing Bundle Panoptix live sonar technology has changed the game throughout many segments of the fishing industry, and ice fishing is no exception. After months of testing last season, word got out that Garmin Panoptix for hard water fishing was the real deal. Perfectly tailored to ice fishing, the Panoptix Ice Fishing Bundle includes a high-capacity 12Ah battery, Panoptix PS22-TR transducer with ice fishing mount, echoMAP CHIRP 73cv with built-in LakeVü HD mapping, and a GT10HN-IF ice fishing transducer. The days of drilling dozens of holes in hopes that one of them has fish are over. Panoptix LiveVü Forward allows you to precisely locate fish. Simply drill a test hole and deploy your Panoptix transducer. At this point, youâre able to scan 360 degrees around the hole up to 100′ away. For this case, letâs say thereâs a large school of fish 50′ away from your test hole. Simply walk over to where Panoptix says the fish are, drill a hole, drop in and let the catching begin. Panoptix LiveVü Down continues the video game fishing trend. Itâs perfect for finesse jigging on top of fish and hopefully coaxing one to bite. Be warned, it can be quite frustrating when you watch a fish come up to your lure and swim away, but when you watch them bite in real-time, youâll be hooked! If youâre used to using a traditional flasher, donât worry. The transition to Garmin is easy since these units have built-in digital flashers. You’re even able to create a split-screen combo that includes flasher, map and Panoptix views. STRIKER Plus 5 Ice Fishing Bundle Designed specifically for ice anglers, the STRIKER Plus 5 Ice Fishing Bundle has everything you need to easily transition from a traditional flasher to a high-tech portable fishfinder. The STRIKER Plus 5 with portable carrying case is perfect for ice fishing or fishing from a dock during the summer months. If youâre used to using a flasher, youâll love the STRIKER Plus 5âs easy-to-read built-in flasher. Map, mark waypoints and scout out potential ice fishing spots from your boat or kayak before the ice hardens using Quickdraw Contours, or download maps from Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect. It comes with a portable carrying case, rechargeable battery, smart charger, and GT8HW-IF high-wide CHIRP ice fishing transducer. If you want to use it in your kayak or boat during the summer, you can add ClearVü scanning sonar by purchasing the optional CV20-TM CHIRP transducer. The STRIKER Plus 5 Ice Bundle is available for purchase in a ready-to-fish package for only $399.99. Customize Your Own Ultimate Ice Fishing Bundle If you already own a Garmin chartplotter or want to customize a bundle to meet your needs, take up to a 9-inch ECHOMAP Plus anywhere on the ice with our rugged, portable ice fishing kit. The included GT10HN-IF ice fishing transducer features Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar with narrow, 8-16 degree beam angle for crisp, clear images and excellent target separation. It also includes a high-capacity 12Ah battery that will keep you fishing longer. The included carrying bag protects and carries your device and accessories while the built-in cable management and storage means you can easily take it anywhere on the ice. Easily convert it to a Panoptix Ice Fishing Bundle by adding a PS22-TR transducer and Panoptix Ice Fishing Mount. See more of Panoptix in action: Be sure to follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media for videos, tips from pros and articles to help you become a better angler. Facebook Twitter Instagram The post Game-Changing Ice Fishing Electronics for 2018 appeared first on Garmin Blog. View the full article
  13. When youâre out hunting during your game season of choice, there are many things to consider in order to have a successful and legal hunt. Among those considerations is making sure you and your group are hunting in the right place. Boundary lines can be confusing, and some hunting seasons and regulations differ by zone. Garmin offers a practical solution to this challenge for inReach® device and Earthmate® app users. The Earthmate app â a GPS navigation and mapping application for mobile devices â comes with access to downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more. With an annual subscription, Earthmate Hunt Edition provides hunters with unlimited access to an additional set of cacheable hunting maps and layers for the entire U.S., including wildlife and game management units (GMUs), private and public land parcel data with owner names for many parcels, Public Land Survey System (PLSS) maps and more for planning or use during a hunt. Choosing a Complete Hunting Map Solution Available on iOS and Android, Earthmate Hunt Edition functions beyond the reach of cell phone service, enabling hunters to scout, plan, execute and review their hunts anywhere in the U.S. If you have an inReach Explorer®+, you can sync the Hunt Edition maps to view directly on your inReach device. By pairing your mobile device (via Bluetooth®) with any inReach satellite communicator, the Earthmate app turns your mobile device into a true off-the-grid satellite companion. You can communicate anywhere in the world via 2-way text messages with friends, family or fellow hunters. You can also trigger an SOS if you find yourself in an emergency and communicate directly with a professional 24/7 rescue monitoring center via your inReach device or the Earthmate app. During your hunt, you can record highly-detailed GPS track logs and use the breadcrumb trail feature to find your way back to camp or save for reference on future hunts. (Read more about how an inReach device is an essential tool during a hunt.) If youâre considering which hunting map provider to choose, a significant difference between Earthmate Hunt Edition maps and onX hunt maps is that you get hunt map data for the entire U.S. with Earthmate Hunt Edition. Youâd need to purchase and download separate maps for each individual state with onX. If youâre hunting in more than one state, youâll save by choosing Earthmate Hunt Edition. Downloading and Using Earthmate Hunt Edition There are 2 ways to get the Earthmate app. Earthmate is included with the purchase of an inReach satellite communicator, or you can buy an annual subscription to use the Earthmate app as a standalone product. An Earthmate Hunt Edition annual subscription is available for $39.95 (USD) via the Earthmate website and is good for a full year. The subscription will renew at the end of your subscription year automatically unless you cancel. If youâre already an inReach user, you can also buy an annual subscription to Earthmate Hunt Edition by visiting the inReach Explore site, selecting the Map tab and then selecting Get More Maps. After purchase, the process for downloading Earthmate Hunt maps is the same as downloading other maps using the Earthmate app. (Find detailed instructions here.) Donât forget to follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and share your fishing and hunting photos with us using #HuntGarmin for a chance to be featured on our channels. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license. The post inReach: Getting the Right Map Data to Know Where to Hunt appeared first on Garmin Blog. View the full article
  14. Garmin and the Association of College Anglers (ACA) are pleased to announce the four (4) new college team members that have been selected to the join the existing Garmin College Fishing Team for the 2018 season. The four anglers were selected from dozens of applications from anglers across the nation looking for a chance to be a part of the Garmin College Fishing Team. Each of the anglers will be equipped with detailed lake maps and best-in-class Garmin marine electronics and technology to use on their boats during tournaments, television shows, and in public appearances. âWe are pleased to add these four young men to the Garmin collegiate roster,â said Ted Gartner, Garmin Director of Corporate Communications. âItâs only fitting that the best anglers have the best marine electronics. We wish the team good luck and tight lines as they compete this year.â The new 2018 Garmin College Fishing Team anglers include: Luke Miller â University of Louisville Jarrett Robertson â Tarleton State University Jesse Garren â Tennessee Tech University Andrew Marquez â Morehead University They will be joined by the returning Garmin College Fishing Team anglers: Nathan Bell â Bryan College Cole Sands â Bryan College Zach Clisch â University of Wisconsin-Platteville Jacob Harris â Southeast Missouri State University Ethan Raleigh â Morehead State University Christopher Oja â Ferris State University âThe Garmin College Fishing Team is a great opportunity for anglers to get a chance to use the newest technology on the water while gaining first-hand experience what the working directly with major companies is like,â said Wade Middleton, Director of the ACA and President of CarecoTV. âUnderstanding how to promote a brand is a difficult skill that Garmin is taking the time to teach to these collegiate anglers while allowing them usage of the best mapping and sonar capabilities available.â For more information about the Cabelaâs Collegiate Bass Fishing Series, please visit www.CollegiateBassChampionship.com, and follow along on Instagram and Twitter at @collegiatebass and on Facebook at /collegiatebasschampionship. Follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media for tips from our pros, videos and blogs to help you become a better angler. Facebook Twitter Instagram The post Garmin Announces 2018 College Fishing Team appeared first on Garmin Blog. View the full article
  15. Just in time for hunting season, upgrade your dog training equipment with a new Garmin e-collar system. Customers who purchase a qualifying PRO Series dog training product from Oct. 29, 2017, through Dec. 24, 2017, are eligible to receive $50 USD via mail-in rebate when using the official Garmin rebate form. Qualifying products include the following: ⢠PRO 70 System (includes handheld & dog device) ⢠PRO 550 System (includes handheld & dog device) ⢠PRO Trashbreaker⢠System (includes handheld & dog device) Available in U.S. only ⢠Sport PRO⢠Bundle (includes handheld & dog device) ⢠PRO Control® 2 Launch System (includes handheld & remote receiver) Products must be purchased in factory-new condition. All submissions must be postmarked by Jan. 24, 2018. Limit 5 rebates per customer. Limit 1 rebate per valid product serial number. Download rebate form. Follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media for dog training, fishing and hunting videos, tips from pros and to stay up-to-date on the latest Garmin products. Facebook Twitter Instagram The post $50 Rebate on Garmin PRO Series Dog Training Products appeared first on Garmin Blog. View the full article
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