Garmin discontinues production of GPSMAP 96C portable GPS

gpsmap96cGarmin announced today that due to a limited supply of the GPSMAP 96C, it will be discontinued once the inventory is depleted. “Because of a number of discontinued parts from our suppliers, Garmin is unable to extend the life of this product. However, sufficient parts have been purchased to ensure repair and support is still available for many years to come.”

Looking for a great portable GPS?  Check out the aera 500 series as the respective replacement for the GPSMAP 96C. These units feature Garmin’s  latest technology in handheld products and offer an intuitive, touch-screen user interface.  For more information on the AERA line of portable navigators, contact me:





DuetoalimitedsupplyoftheGPSMAP96C,itwillbediscontinuedoncetheinventoryisdepleted.Anyfuturesalesorderspendingfortheseproductsshouldbeplacedimmediatelytoensureadequate fulfillment.Becauseofa numberofdiscontinuedpartsfromoursuppliers,Garminisunabletoextendthelifeofthisproduct.However,sufficientpartshavebeenpurchasedtoensurerepairandsupportisstillavailableformanyyearstocome.





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