Garmin® Introduces GPSMAP® 64 Series Updating Popular Outdoor Handheld

Garmin today announced the GPSMAP 64 series of rugged outdoor handhelds. The GPSMAP 64 series brings a dual GPS and GLONASS receiver, preloaded geocaches and smartphone connectivity for LiveTrack and Smart Notification to a product line already popular with hunters, hikers and geocachers of all ages. (Photo: Business Wire)

OLATHE, Kan.–()–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the       global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the GPSMAP 64       series of rugged outdoor handhelds. The GPSMAP 64 series brings a dual       GPS and GLONASS receiver, preloaded geocaches and smartphone       connectivity for LiveTrack and Smart Notification to a product line       already popular with hunters, hikers and geocachers of all ages.

“Building on the popularity of the GPSMAP series, the new GPSMAP 64       series improves functionality to make a top-notch device even better,       said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The GPSMAP       64 is ideal for anyone, no matter if it’s their first handheld, or if       they’ve used Garmin for years. It combines trusted Garmin technology       with the comfort of a device people know and love.”

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The GPSMAP 64 series boasts a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable transflective       color display and a high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver with a       quad helix antenna for superior reception. With the addition of GLONASS       satellites, the time it takes for the receiver to “lock on” to a       position is (on average) approximately 20 percent faster than using GPS       alone. This allows users to get their position quickly and precisely       even in heavy cover and deep canyon.

The GPSMAP 64 series features three distinct water-resistant (IPX7)       models to suit various activities and interests. The basic GPSMAP 64       includes a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief, and supports       BirdsEye Satellite imagery and TOPO U.S. 24K maps. The GPSMAP 64s adds a       3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter. Additionally, the       64s adds wireless connectivity for data transfer between other       compatible Garmin handhelds and mobile apps, and for Smart Notification       technology. With this, users can receive emails, texts and alerts right       on the device (when paired with an iPhone 4S and later). This allows       users’ smartphones to be safely protected from the elements. The 64s       also comes with a one-year subscription of BirdsEye Satellite Imagery.       In addition to these key features, the GPSMAP 64st includes preloaded US       100K topographic maps. With this, users will be able to search for       points of interest by name or proximity to their location and view       descriptive details for terrain contours, topo elevations, summits and       geographical points.

The rugged GPSMAP 64 series is the perfect companion for the outdoor       adventurer. Devices are compatible with BaseCamp,       a free software download that allows users to view and organize maps,       waypoints, routes and tracks. Additionally, the 64s and 64st models are       compatible with the BaseCamp mobile app for data transfer, and the       Garmin Connect mobile app, for features such as LiveTrack. With       LiveTrack, users can pair their device with the app, and invite friends       and family to follow their activity in real time. This provides peace of       mind, especially if users are alone. Through ANT+, the 64s and       64st models are also compatible with external sensors such as tempe,       the external temperature sensor and the premium heart rate monitor.       Additionally with ANT+, the 64s and 64st models can act as a remote for       the new VIRB™ and VIRB Elite action cameras.

The GPSMAP 64 series makes paperless geocaching easier than ever. Each       device comes preloaded with the locations of 250,000 geocaches from Geocaching.com.       Devices store and display key information to find the cleverly hidden       containers including the geocache coordinates, terrain rating, its       difficulty, hints and descriptions, so users no longer have to manually       enter coordinates or print out geocache info. By going paperless, users       are helping the environment, and improving their efficiency. If users       would like to continue geocaching beyond the preloaded geocaches, when       they register their device they can sign up for the free premium       membership trial through Geocaching.com,       and download even more geocaches. In addition to the preloaded       geocaches, the GPSMAP 64 devices can store millions more, so users will       no longer have to pick and choose which geocaches they want to load on       their device.

All of the devices in the GPSMAP 64 series have a unique dual-battery       system, where both standard AA batteries and a rechargeable NiMH battery       pack (sold separately) can be used. Plus, all of the GPSMAP 64 devices       have internal memory (4GB for 64/64s and 8GB for 64st), and a microSD       card slot to store additional data and maps.

The new GPSMAP 64 series will be available in January 2014. The GPSMAP       64 will retail for $299.99, the GPSMAP 64s will retail for $399.99, and       the GPSMAP 64st will retail for $499.99. The GPSMAP 64 series is the       latest solution from Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on       developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor       experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or dog       training, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for       outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s       other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/outdoorswww.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd.       and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current       expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in       this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as       a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting       Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the       Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2012, filed       by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file       number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.       No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking       statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin       undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any       forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,       future events, or otherwise.




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