ICAST 2022 recently took place in Orlando, Florida, and the best of the best and the newest of the new were on display from the top brands in the world of fishing. From freshwater to salt, mountain streams to the deep blue canyons, there was something for everyone and then some. Garmin, the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer, offers some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters, sonar technology, mapping and much more. Two-time winner of the ICAST “Best of Show”, Garmin won in 2019 for Force trolling motor, and in 2018 for Panoptix LiveScope, the first live scanning sonar for recreational fishing. For 2022, Garmin added to their resume, winning ‘Best of’ awards in both the “Ice Fishing” and “Novelties and Wellness” categories.

LiveScope XR System

New Product Showcase – Electronics Category

You didn’t think it could get better, but it did with the extended range of the LiveScope™ XR System. It’s the latest in LiveScope technology, now for coastal and open-water fishing. With an optimized design for deeper water, the LiveScope XR transducer has extended elements so anglers can see both long- and close-range views in real time. The new XR transducer offers significant range performance of up to 350 feet in saltwater and 500 feet in freshwater – over 200% more range that the leading competitor system – without sacrificing image clarity and resolution. Delivering three unique vantage points – forward, down and perspective – with one mount, the LiveScope XR transducer can be easily adjusted to fit an angler’s fishing techniques and preferences. With a free software update, the LVS62 transducer (sold separately) can be added to an existing LiveScope System black box for customers who want to upgrade.

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LiveScope Plus Ice Fishing Bundle LI

New Product Showcase – Ice Fishing Category Winner

Garmin brings LiveScope Plus to its lithium-powered ice fishing bundle with the LiveScope™ Plus Ice Fishing Bundle LI, a chartplotter and transducer bundle with the latest live-scanning sonar technology. The ultimate portable solution for anglers on and off the ice, LiveScope Plus delivers brilliantly clear scanning sonar returns and 35% improved target separation over the existing system. And thanks to the included lightweight lithium battery that weighs one-third of comparable lead acid batteries, anglers can cover more ground on the ice with up to 65% more battery life. When the ice thaws, the versatile LiveScope Plus Ice Fishing Bundle LI can easily transition to the boat in the summer months thanks to the LiveScope Plus Boat Kit. The kit, which retails for $149.99, includes a trolling motor mount and the necessary power and network cables to take advantage of LiveScope Plus technology year-round.

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quatix 7 – Sapphire Edition

New Product Showcase – Novelties and Wellness Category Winner

The quatix® 7 Series of premium smartwatches are purpose-built for life on and off the water and packed with wearable tech for everyday fitness, wellness and convenience. Building on the excellence of its award-winning predecessor, the quatix 7 Series offers several new boating features designed to strengthen onboard integration, such as multifunction display (MFD) control, anchor drag alerts and more, plus all of Garmin’s flagship smartwatch and boating features. The premium quatix 7 – Sapphire Edition offers an always-on bright AMOLED display for sharper color, clarity and brightness without draining the battery. Traditional button controls that work in any environment are matched with a responsive new touchscreen interface for quick access to selections and functions. quatix 7 – Sapphire Edition connects with select compatible Garmin chartplotters and remote control of key MFD features, including chart zoom, layout shortcut, Fusion® stereo, autopilot and more.

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