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Most Recent Press Releases

Garmin Announces - Team Garmin MTB 2017
17 Jan 2017

Garmin Southern Africa are proud to announce that they have signed Team Garmin MTB, professional mountain bikers, Yolandi du Toit and Ben Melt Swanepoel, for the second consecutive year. This partnership further entrenches Garmin’s commitment to this sport and demonstrates Garmin’s strong and growing position in the cycling market. Team Garmin MTBYolandi du Toit & Ben Melt Swanepoel Yolandi du Toit has been with Garmin since 2014, she and her partner, Ben Melt Swanepoel, teamed up as stage race partners for the first time for the 201...


Garmin Quickdraw™ Contours
6 Oct 2016

Create Your Own HD Fishing Maps On Screen - Easy-to-use, free software instantly creates personalized HD fishing maps with 1-foot contours - It’s your map - keep the data for yourself, or share it with the Quickdraw Community on Garmin Connect™ - Just fish while Quickdraw Contours creates your maps - Shows where data has been captured to maximize time on the water - Labels points of interest (POIs), such as navaids, docks, ramps, timber or brush piles, that are stored  with the map (not waypoints) Now you can instantly create ...


Herman Geldenhuys - Reviews Garmin Quickdraw Contours at the Lowveld Bass Trail
6 Oct 2016

Competitive Bass fishing over the past 10 years have become even more competitive. The main reason for this was the introduction of revolutionary technology like side scan, down scan and now Quickdraw Contours. Anglers spend less time looking for the best fishing spots and some of the secret spots you could never find. The playing field has probably never been this level with most top anglers using the best sonar’s available. Herman GeldenhuysTeam Thermocline So why do we still have some anglers constantly out fishing others? I believ...


Garmin Quickdraw Contours - Jetski Review with Chez Thackwray
5 Oct 2016

I was recently told about the new software feature the Garmin combo plotter, called Garmin Quickdraw Contours. At first, I was a little sceptical, but I had a new Garmin GPSMAP 527xs fitted to my Jetski, after rolling it in the surf a few weeks ago. I got Pierre from Ractech Yamaha to install the quick draw function to my Garmin before I collected my ski and left the same day for a fishing competition in Bilene Mozambique. I fished the first day just normally with the blue charts and didn’t even try the Quickdraw. On returning to the b...


Garmin Launches the Striker Series
21 Sep 2016

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 ...


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