OLATHE, Kan., – Garmin International Inc., the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer, recently introduced the STRIKER Vivid series – proven fishfinders with best-in-class sonar now with seven new high-contrast color palettes that make it easier to see what’s beneath the surface.
“Vivid brings an enhanced sonar experience to the STRIKER series,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “There are a lot of variables to consider when choosing a sonar color palette – daylight, bottom composition, cover, even eyesight – and we’re excited to bring more choices in vivid colors to these popular fishfinders so anglers can have more success on the water.”
Featuring industry-leading Garmin CHIRP traditional sonar and CHIRP ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonar technology, STRIKER Vivid ensures that anglers see crystal-clear fish arches and remarkable target separation. With seven new vivid color options added, Garmin offers a choice of 16 palettes, making it easier to distinguish fish from structure based on the user’s preferences and fishing conditions.
The Vivid series comes with a built-in high-sensitivity GPS receiver, so not only can anglers see fish and structure below the boat, but they can also quickly mark favorite fishing spots and other areas of interest like brush piles, stumps or docks, and get back to them. Built-in GPS also allows users to plan and create routes and view their boat’s speed.
STRIKER Vivid anglers can create their own HD fishing maps thanks to built-in Quickdraw Contours mapping software. Whether it’s a familiar spot or uncharted water, the feature makes it’s easy to create and store up to 2 million acres of maps with 1-foot contours. Once it’s turned on, users will see contours with labels generated right on the screen as the boat moves – no need to stop fishing; results appear instantly on the STRIKER Vivid screen. User-collected data can be easily shared or accessed with others through the Garmin Quickdraw Community, which now includes over 9 million acres of data.
Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, STRIKER Vivid users can connect to the free ActiveCaptain app to transfer waypoints and receive smart notifications delivered right to the screen, including software update notifications for the latest feature improvements.
Available with a 4-, 5-, 7- or 9-inch color display, the STRIKER Vivid series has a rugged design and keyed interface that’s built to withstand the harsh marine environment. It comes with everything anglers need – including a tilt/swivel mount and transom – and trolling-motor mounting hardware – to make getting on the water fast and easy.
The STRIKER Vivid series is offered with two transducer options, with and without SideVü, and will be available next month with suggested retail prices ranging from $179.99 to $599.99. To learn more, visit garmin.com/marine.