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Garmin Launches the Striker Series

A new line of fishfinders offering CHIRP traditional sonar and CHIRP DownVü and SideVü technology

Garmin Southern Africa are excited to announce the Striker Series, the first Garmin fishfinder series to include colour screens, CHIRP traditional sonar and CHIRP DownVü and SideVü technology that come standard with a built-in high-sensitivity GPS receiver. Fishermen will now have the ability to not only see fish and structure below the boat, but also to mark fishing locations and get back to them. With GPS on board, users will also have access to accurate speed over the ground (SOG) information, even at very slow speeds. The Striker series is a powerful tool to help inland and near-shore anglers find and catch more fish and raises the standard for fishfinder performance and ease of use.


The Striker Series is available in bright, sunlight readable 3.5”, 5” or 7” colour displays that feature a new rugged design and keyed interface that is built to withstand the harsh marine environment. All models are equipped with a built-in high-sensitivity GPS antenna and waypoint map, so marking and navigating to favourite fishing spots and other areas of interest is quick and easy. When trolling, the high-sensitivity GPS provides an update once per second, giving fishermen the precision needed to dial in the exact trolling speed and optimize lure presentation. Users can also share waypoint data across multiple Striker units, as well as all echoMAP series devices.

For anglers who want to see objects and structure below the boat, the Striker dv fishfinders feature built-in CHIRP DownVü scanning sonar, which provides a nearly photographic image with detailed representation of objects, structure and fish in both freshwater and saltwater. The premier 7” Striker 7sv also adds SideVü scanning for customers who want to see targets and structure up to 230 meters on each side of the boat, without being directly over them. Users can use the split screen feature to show various sonar options along with the waypoint map.

All Striker Fishfinders come with everything anglers need – including a trolling-motor and transom transducer and mounting hardware – to make getting on the water fast and easy. The five new models offer flexible mounting so the devices can tilt and swivel for an optimum-viewing angle. An optional flush-mount kit is available for in-dash installation. Additionally, the Striker Series is compatible with a wide-range of optional Garmin scanning transducers to customise sonar performance and installation options.
 

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