If you're a boater who loves to explore new waters, you'll be happy to hear that Garmin Navionics has just released new and improved versions of its popular marine charts. The Garmin Navionics Vision+ and Navionics Platinum+ marine charts offer enhanced color palettes and new worldwide coverage areas for relief shading, a feature that provides a realistic 3D view of the seabed.
Relief shading is a unique way of displaying underwater topography, using different colors and gradients to show the depth and shape of the seafloor. It helps boaters identify shallow areas, drop-offs, ledges, canyons, wrecks, and other points of interest. It also enhances the aesthetic appeal of the charts, making them more enjoyable to look at.
The Garmin Navionics Vision+ and Navionics Platinum+ marine charts are the first and only products on the market that offer relief shading for both inland and coastal waters worldwide. They cover more than 18,000 lakes and 71,000 nautical miles of coastline in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and South America.
The new versions of the charts feature an improved color palette that makes the relief shading more visible and attractive. The colors are more vibrant and contrasted, making it easier to distinguish between different depths and features. The colors also match the ones used by Garmin BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra charts, creating a consistent look across Garmin products.
The Garmin Navionics Vision Plus and Navionics Platinum Plus marine charts are compatible with a wide range of Garmin chart plotters and multifunction displays, including the GPSMAP 8400/8600 series, GPSMAP 7400/7600 series, GPSMAP 10x2/12x2 series, GPSMAP 7x2/9x2 series, ECHOMAP Ultra series, ECHOMAP UHD series, ECHOMAP Plus series, and STRIKER Vivid series. They can also be accessed on mobile devices using the free Boating app by Navionics.
The Garmin Navionics Vision+ and Navionics Platinum+ marine charts are available online or through authorized dealers. They come in different sizes and regions, depending on your needs and preferences. You can also update your existing charts with relief shading by purchasing a subscription to Navionics Updates or by activating a free one-year subscription to daily chart updates included with your purchase.
The Garmin Navionics Vision+ and Navionics Platinum+ marine charts are part of Garmin's commitment to providing innovative and high-quality products for boaters of all kinds. As Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales, said: "We're excited to offer our customers these new relief shading options from Navionics that will enhance their situational awareness on the water and make their boating experience even more enjoyable." He added: "Whether they're fishing, cruising, or sailing, our customers can rely on Garmin's industry-leading marine products and services to help them confidently explore."
So if you're looking for marine charts that offer unparalleled detail and realism, look no further than the Garmin Navionics Vision Plus and Navionics Platinum Plus marine charts. They're a great way to discover new places and enjoy your time on the water. @via Navionics.