Rugged GPS Touchscreen

GPSMAP 640

FSF Staff February 2, 2009

Garmin International, a global leader in satellite navigation, introduces an ultra-portable and rugged touchscreen GPS that comes preloaded with a comprehensive set of street maps and marine charts. Portable and powerful, the GPSMAP 640 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and boasts an intuitive, waterproof super-bright 5.2″ WVGA touchscreen display (800 x 480 pixels) that reacts as users tap or drag through menus and options. The GPSMAP 640 comes preloaded with detailed U.S. coastal BlueChart® g2™ charts. When placed in its included marine mount, these new portables will automatically start up in marine mode, presenting chart features such as shaded depth contours, port plans, wrecks, restricted areas and more.

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GPSMAP 640

With BlueChart® g2™ Vision technology, the GPSMAP 640 provides a true 3D “mariner’s eye view,” for a navigation perspective above the waterline, and a “fish eye view” for an underwater 3D bathymetric contour perspective. In addition, photo references give detailed aerial views of points of interest such as ports, marinas, waterways and landmarks. Additionally, with the GXM 40 Antenna (sold separately), the GPSMAP 640 can display more than 20 types of weather attributes including information such as NEXRAD, wind speeds, visibility, severe weather storm tracks and more. Garmin, 800.800.1020, www.Garmin.com

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