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It certainly will let you see the big rain out ahead of you, but the WSI announcement took a bit of the glow off Garmin’s announcement that it will offer its own XM-based receiver — the GSL69A — for the MX-20 multifunction display. (Confused yet?) XM includes real-time NEXRAD imagery, METARS, TAFs and TFRs. But Garmin’s receiver won’t play weather on the 430/530 boxes. While Garmin works on an XM receiver that will work with the 430/530 series, its concern is that WSI’s product will eat into any further sales of the Orbcomm-based GDL49 product and may stunt growth of the XM-based receiver that Garmin will probably introduce next year.