Scout and Garmin announce partnership

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Garmin’s new Active Captain app will be offered on Scout’s 380 LXF.

Garmin’s new Active Captain app will be offered on Scout’s 380 LXF.

Scout Boats and Garmin are offering customers the ability to receive smart notifications on integrated touchscreens at the helm of Scout’s 380 LXF with Garmin’s new ActiveCaptain app.

“Bringing an innovation like this to our marine customers is just another step we wanted to take to ensure we’re providing the utmost experience for our customers, while providing a safer boating environment for all,” said Scout founder and CEO Steve Potts in a statement.

“Instead of pulling your phone out of your pocket and looking down, or reaching for your phone in a compartment and turning your head away from the task at hand while you’re underway to see what text you just received, now you can conveniently and safely see the text notification in front of you on the screens,” Potts added. “Garmin is a great partner for us, and we were excited to incorporate ActiveCaptain on our new 380 LXF where Garmin first showcased it on the water.”

The Garmin ActiveCaptain smart notification allows a boater to see a notification on the screen, but he cannot respond to it. Garmin says this provides a safer boating experience by eliminating distractions out on the water.

“ActiveCaptain blends features our customers know and love from our existing apps – Garmin Helm and BlueChart Mobile – and adds enhanced connectivity, community and planning functionality for the ultimate connected boat ecosystem,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales.

He continued, “Staying connected on and off the water is important to Scout customers, so we’re excited to deliver a one-app approach that makes it easier than ever for users to stay connected, including the ability to receive smart notifications on their Garmin electronics.” 

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