Chirp fishfinding, Garmin & Simrad in Miami

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.

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  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Also in Miami, Garmin and Volvo Penta announced a strategic alliance “to develop and market innovative marine instrumentation and communication equipment”:
    http://goo.gl/N3xqC
    And it’s always fun poking through press releases for other sections of Garmin, wondering what might eventually make it into marine products. Could the brand new touch screen watch?: http://goo.gl/qfevm
    More likely, I think, might be the voice commands and other audio features that recently came to Garmin avionics: http://goo.gl/OZmaF

  2. bwp says:

    Ben …..
    How do you like the Simrad menu displays/functionalities?
    Drop Down Menus
    Thanks …..
    Tom

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Tom, the Simrad menus work fine with their knob and its push-to-enter function, but they’re not very easy to use by touch, especially on the smaller screens. Garmin designed its whole interface for touch, but then again their touch MFD’s are pure touch (excepting the wireless remote and mouse).

  4. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    My friend Glenn Law has some fresh words on CHIRP at Saltwater Fisherman: http://goo.gl/kgP56

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