June 2nd, 2007

New ONIX 400 Portable GPS offers Topo Maps and Live Weather Feeds

The new ONIX 400 GPS from Bushnell, slated for summer 2007 release, offers live weather feeds utilizing XM Satellite broadcasts (XM NavWeather subscription required). In addition, this portable GPS can store aerial photos and topo maps, with GPS info and way points layered on top. Along with Latitude/Longitude and UTM, other internal map data and grid systems can be selected.

The ONIX 400/400CR is the first handheld GPS to integrate satellite weather information with GPS maps and navigation data. While the Bushnell ONIX 200 also offers layering of topo maps and satellite photos, only the ONIX 400 series has the ability to layer weather information on the screen. This could be a real boon for hunters, as well as match shooters looking to predict incoming weather patterns. The compact, waterproof ONIX 400 is powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, with a sleep mode allowing up to 32 hours run-time. An embedded 64 or 128 MB micro SD card holds weather data, maps, photos, and saved locations. Internal memory will store up to 1000 waypoints, 20 trails and 20 routes. (A limited number of map/image downloads are included with each ONIX 400. You can download more photos/maps for a fee.) Models come with a USB cable for connecting to a laptop or home computer. Suggested retail is $499.99. (NOTE–This is just a preview; test units haven’t shipped yet.)

bushnell ONIX 400 GPS XM Satellite RAdio

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