Garmin announced this morning the Fusion Handheld Microphone, a device which allows for easier communication with those in and around the boat.

The Handheld Mic features built-in pre-amplification as well as a compact, marinized design. Garmin writes that the item “fits easily in the dash of the helm allowing boaters to make quick-and-easy annoucements [sic] over Fusion marine entertainment systems. With a simple squeeze of the trigger, this handheld mic activates Playback Override to telemute and pause audio on compatible Fusion stereo systems. With Playback Override, there is truly no reason to miss the best part of the song.”

Garmin Fusion

The Handheld Mic also boasts an IPX7 weather-resistant rating. What does this mean? The device is built to last season after season, enduring harsh marine and outdoor environments. Both a practical and versatile accessory to have onboard, Garmin writes that Fusion’s Handheld Mic is perfect for a variety of communication needs out on the water. Garmin believes in its product’s versatility whether you’re looking to communicate with water skiers and wakeboarders being towed behind the boat, broadcast announcements at social gatherings and local raft-ups, or caution fellow boaters in water-hazard situations.

In the box:

  • Handheld microphone
  • Power-telemute RCA cable
  • Mounting plate with screws
  • Microphone hanger with screws
  • Mounting plate gasket
  • Documentation

Specs:

General
Physical dimensions (WxHxD)2.36″ x 3.46″ x 1.34″ (60 x 88 x 34 mm)
Weight8.75 oz (250 g)
Water ratingIPX7
Power input10.5-32 VDC
Operating temperature range32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
Current consumption5 mA @ 14.4 V input
Output (Max)1 V RMS
Total harmonic distortion and noise (Vo = 1 V RMS, 1 kHz)< 0.1% V RMS
Frequency response100 Hz – 4 kHz
Gain+18 ± 0.5 dB
Load impedance10k ohm
Fuse (not included)3 A
Cable length23.62″ (60 cm)
Warranty1 year

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