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Offline letterman1

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Re: Garmin acquires Navionics
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 10:46:46 AM »
Good to know, im in the market for a new finder and was considering Garmin.  Thanks for the post.

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Re: Garmin acquires Navionics
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2017, 10:46:46 AM »
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Re: Garmin acquires Navionics
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 12:54:33 AM »
The plot thickens because currently Garmin devices are not compatible with Navionics software. I asked a guy at Radioworld what the industry's current thinking is about this acquisition and he said they think Garmin wanted, and now has, the Navionics app. It's a short and quick conceptual jump to expect Garmin to make the two compatible as soon as they can. You take the top of the heap GPS manufacturer and combine it with the top of the heap charting software it's not hard to guess where they're going with this. Don't buy a new fishfinder/charting combo for a while until there's more info released about this, guys.

Here's the only comment from Garmin I could find about what this business combination means going forward, other than a formal SEC oriented news release:
"By combining Navionics’ content with Garmin’s BlueChart and LakeVü content, we will be able to offer the best available breadth and depth of coverage to our marine customers."

To me this acquisition changes the whole industry going forward, particularly with the arrival touch-screen technology which Lowrance offers now in one model but all of the manufacturers will offer soon in all of their products. Of course, kayak fishermen are small potatoes in this game but nevertheless, we are a user segment that will benefit. The boat and boating & fishing shows in the new year will be interesting - stay tuned.

« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 12:56:36 AM by The Red Rocket »

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Garmin acquires Navionics
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 06:45:36 PM »
So does this mean that a Garmin fishfinder with the Navionics software will be the best combination going forward, Tim?

https://www.navionics.com/usa/blog/post/garmin-acquires-navionics/
« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 06:49:54 PM by The Red Rocket »

 

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