Bushnell ONIX400, & XM/Sirius merger

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

4 Responses

  1. Joe Ferrara says:

    One thing that might change for the XM weather subscribers is that they may see a single tier for pricing, similar to the $29.99 for everyone that Sirius recently enacted. Also, maybe some of the additional information that was available on XM but not on Sirius (i.e. visibility forecast and satellite mosaic) will become available to Sirius subscribers.

  2. It will be interesting to see where this merger leads the marine/aviation weather side of the these
    There has been a new feature added to the XM Weather functionality in the Garmin 400/500/4000/5000 series chartplotters. The new feature gives these units the capability to display NEXRAD Radar information in the 3-D mode. Here is a short video of the new feature.

  3. Dan (b393capt) says:

    It would seem that any GPS device with a map display, either handheld or integrated into a vehicle (like a car navigation system), is a natural place for weather to be displayed.
    Why has it taken so long for weather to be included in a handheld GPS such as this Bushnell ONIX400 ?
    Subscription price?
    Uncertainty over the merger? Cost or technical issue inside the device?
    Unproven market demand?
    Concern some types of users won’t accept the delay between power-up and weather display ?

  4. Dan (b393capt) says:

    I agree the merger should go thru, there is pleanty of competion out there.
    Still if NY Times article today is to be believed, that FCC will fast track approval, it would be criminal if the FCC didn’t first sign off on AIS

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