Garmin debuts GDL 40 – the first cellular marine weather receiver


GPSMAP740s with GDL 40 Today Garmin announced the GDL 40, the first and only cellular marine weather receiver for near-shore U.S., European and Canadian boaters that lets you pay for weather as you need it. The GDL 40 is an on-demand solution that lets marinerschoose to have weather data on a day-to-day basis, in 24-hour increments at a time. In the U.S., once the GDL 40 is activated, users can purchase a day pass for $4.99, giving you access to weather radar, wind speeds and direction, sea surface temps, wave heights, local forecasts, county/marine warnings, lightening and more. The datalink works anywhere within range of a cellphone tower. Available next month, the GDL 40 is NMEA 2000 compatible and will work with the following Garmin chartplotters: GPSMAP 6000/7000 series, GPSMAP 4000/5000 series, GPSMAP 700 series and the GPSMAP 4X1/5X1/5X6 series (N2K versions).

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