Garmin’s GDL 40 cellular weather receiver brings a variety of on-demand graphical weather and radar data directly to compatible NMEA 2000 Garmin plotters.
It communicates with nearby cellular networks to receive weather data from Digital Cyclone, Garmin’s own weather provider, which offers coverage of the United States, Canada or Europe. MSRP is $299.99 (including the first-year activation fee). Annual usage fee is $9.99; day passes are $4.99. Garmin International Inc., Olathe, Kan., (913) 397-8200.
This article originally appeared in the Augsut 2011 issue.