Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., US, introduced the GPSMAP 3005C, a value-priced multifunction display (MFD) for use within the powerful Garmin Marine Network. Designed for a smaller boat or as a secondary unit on larger craft, the GPSMAP 3005C offers powerful GPS chartplotter, weather, sonar, and radar capabilities when connected to the Marine Network.
The GPSMAP 3005C features a five-inch (diagonal) sunlight readable, 256-color, 640×480-pixel VGA display. Like other MFDs within the Garmin Marine Network, the GPSMAP 3005C is compatible with BlueChart, MapSource Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots, and Minnesota Lakemaster marine cartography. The GPSMAP 3005C communicates with the rest of the network via a 100-megabit Garmin proprietary network. The entire system is waterproof and the 3005C automatically detects any and all peripherals once it is connected — and MFDs share information like waypoints, routes, tracks, cartography, and navigation state.
The GPSMAP 3005C accepts XM WX Satellite Weather data service from the GDL 30 and GDL 30A weather data receiver (sold separately).