Easy-to-install solution available in new GNX Wind and Sail Pack
OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced the gWind™ Wireless 2 Transducer, a new easy-to-install wind
solution for masts up to 50 feet that wirelessly sends essential wind
data to GNX™ Wind instruments or a compatible Garmin GPSMAP®
chartplotter, eliminating the need to run wires through the mast. The
gWind Wireless 2 features renowned Nexus® twin-fin technology with a
three-bladed propeller, providing accurate wind speed and stable wind
angle, especially in light wind conditions. It’s being announced in
conjunction with a new GNX Wind Wireless Sail Pack and a GNX Wireless
Wind Pack (sold separately).
“The gWind Wireless 2 is the first and only wireless wind transducer on
the market that connects directly to a compatible chartplotter,” said
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “With its easy
installation and NMEA 2000 compatibility, it can be used as a standalone
wind system or expanded to a full onboard network, making it easier than
ever to have highly accurate wind data when and where you need it most.”
Thanks to its enhanced wireless connectivity, the gWind Wireless 2
connects wirelessly to a GNX Wind instrument, or a GPSMAP 8400/8600 or
GPSMAP 7400/7600 series chartplotter; no additional black box or extra
equipment required. This easy-to-install solution eliminates running
cables through masts up to 50 feet. The gWind Wireless 2 features an
integrated solar-charged battery system that lasts up to three years and
is easily replaced.
Like all Garmin wind sensors, the new gWind Wireless 2 can be seamlessly
integrated into a pre-existing system. When connected to an
ANT-compatible GPSMAP chartplotter, users will also benefit from
SailAssist™, a suite of advanced and easy-to-use sailing-specific
features that can help users sail more effectively with on-screen
laylines. Important wind data, like the new wind rose that
simultaneously displays both true and apparent wind angles, is easy to
see thanks to the large gauges and graphics. And for those that like to
race, Pre-race Guidance provides a virtual starting line and countdown
timer to make sure sailors cross the starting line at the right time.
The gWind Wireless 2 Transducer is available now for a suggested retail
price of $699.99. It will also be included in the new GNX Wireless Wind
Pack that will retail for $899.99 that includes the GNX Wind instrument,
and the GNX Wireless Sail Pack, which adds a GNX 20 instrument and a DST
800 smart transducer, which 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
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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 and GPSMAP are registered
trademarks and gWind, GNX and SailAssist are trademarks of Garmin Ltd.
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