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Garmin and Fusion set course for 2022 Southampton Boat Show

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Expanded marine product range to take centre stage, including the new Fusion Signature 3i Speakers and the quatix 7 marine smartwatches

Garmin and Fusion have announced they will again be exhibiting their extensive range of products at the Southampton International Boat Show in its 53rd year of running. Taking place from 16-25th of September at Mayflower Park, Southampton, visitors can experience the latest Garmin and Fusion products and deals, including the premium Signature 3i Fusion Speakers, quatix 7 smartwatches and more.

Visitors can get to grips with the newly introduced Garmin Navionics Plus cartography, which deliver all-in-one inland and coastal mapping, daily chart updates and premium content to compatible chartplotters. Offering a full suite of detail-rich mapping, Garmin Navonics Plus is an indispensable tool for mariners.

Newly launched, the premium Fusion Signature 3i Speakers expand and improve on the existing Fusion line-up. The updated range features stylish new colourways for an elegant fit on any boat. The Fusion stand will feature a full complement of audio products and visitors can test and receive support on integrating these systems onto their own boats.

The quatix 7 series of premium smart watches are designed for life on the water. The top-of-the-range Sapphire models add an always-on AMOLED display for sharper colour, clarity and brightness whilst maintaining top-end battery life. Also featuring coastal charts, autopilot control and key environmental data, quatix 7 is the perfect smartwatch for life on the ocean.

Also on display will be the LiveScope + and LiveScope XR. Featuring 35% target separation over previous systems, LiveScope + enhances the fishing experience with sharper resolution, reduced noise and Garmin’s clearest imagery to date. Alongside this, the ECHOMAPS UHD2 chartplotter series will also be available to demo. Featuring a sunlight readable display, physical buttons for ease of control and built in Wi-Fi alongside all-new hardware, these chartplotters offer everything a mariner could want for a successful outing on the water.

Garmin and Fusion will be at stands J386 and J377.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionised life for anglers, sailors, mariners and boat enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing the most innovative, highest quality, and easiest to use marine electronics the industry has ever known, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For the seventh consecutive year, Garmin was recently named the Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Other Garmin marine brands include Fusion® and Navionics®.

For more information, visit garmin.com, or follow at facebook.com/garmin.uk, twitter.com/garminuk, instagram.com/garminuk or linkedin.com/company/garminuk or visit Garmin.com/blog.

Jeff is a multiple award winning, freelance TV cameraman/film maker and author. Having made both terrestrial and marine films, it is the world's oceans and their conservation that hold his passion with over 10.000 dives in his career. Having filmed for international television companies around the world and author of two books on underwater filming, Jeff is Author/Programme Specialist for the 'Underwater Action Camera' course for the RAID training agency. Jeff has experienced the rapid advances in technology for diving as well as camera equipment and has also experienced much of our planet’s marine life, witnessing, first hand, many of the changes that have occurred to the wildlife and environment during that time. Jeff runs bespoke underwater video and editing workshops for the complete beginner up to the budding professional.

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Mares launch new Sirius dive computer

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The Sirius is a watch-style dive computer that perfectly combines technology and elegance. The characteristics of this dive computer feature top-of-the-range technology both for the recreational and Extended Range diver. The recreational diver can see dive data in a simple, intuitive way, with the possibility of integrating tank data using the optional tank module. The Extended Range diver can insert up to five nitrox and trimix mixes. Thanks to the changeable strap, it can be used with any suit thickness. Available in black or black/silver versions.

The main features of the Sirius are:

• ZH-L16C algorithm with gradient factors and predictive multigas
• Nitrox and trimix capable, up to 5 gases
• MIP color, high-resolution display
• Full tilt digital compass with bearing memory and stopwatch
• Hoseless tank data integration for up to five transmitters
• Color coded tank pressure for at-a-glance readability
• Bottom timer mode with resettable average depth and stopwatch
• Decompression dive planner with additional surface interval function
• 100 dive logbook with multiple graphs
• Tissue saturation and dive profile graph
• Smart battery management system with 30 hours dive time per full charge (without the use of the transmitter)
• Bluetooth connection for direct connection to a smartphone
• Underwater menu allows certain settings to be changed during the dive
• Future deco and runaway deco alarm
• Three watch faces plus color options
• Changeable strap for use with any wetsuit thickness
• Wireless charging base

To find out more visit the Mares website

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Varilux Travel and Micro Torches from Northern Diver

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Northern Diver are now offering their new updated Varilux Travel & Micro torches complete with magnetic charging ports.

VARILUX MICRO

A powerful, rechargeable dive light specially designed for underwater use.

The Varilux Micro, for your convenience, is an ultra-compact and lightweight dive torch – it serves as the perfect solution for your lighting needs.

See https://www.ndiver.com/varilux-micro-light for more.

VARILUX TRAVEL

A compact, powerful and versatile torch that you can charge on the go. Light output is controlled via an easy press push button. Burn time at 1100 lumens is an impressive 3.5 hours. At the lowest setting of 110 lumens, burn time is 50 hours. A lightweight yet durable torch ideal for lighting up dark spaces in a range of environments.

See https://www.ndiver.com/varilux-travel-torch for more.

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