Fēnix 7: the latest generation of Garmin smartwatches

  • The popular multisport GPS watch series is reinvented with a new touch screen, advanced training features and a longer-lasting solar-charged battery
  • The fēnix 7X models incorporate a built-in multi-LED flashlight so that the adventurer can enjoy his passion even in the dark.
  • Users will continue to have access to topographic maps, smart connectivity and security features, and wellness measurement tools.

Barcelona, ​​2022. – The wait has been worth it. Garmin introduces the fēnix 7 series of smartwatches, the next generation of the iconic line of solar-powered multisport GPS devices, designed with the best features to help athletes and adventurers perform at their best. Among its novelties, the new touch screen combined with an interface with 5 buttons integrated into a resistant casing stands out. It also incorporates innovative training functions, as well as multi-band positioning and multi-zone topographic maps. Not forgetting the advanced solar charging technology that allows for longer battery life sAo users can enjoy their passion for longer.

“Since the introduction of fēnix 10 years ago, at Garmin we have been committed to helping athletes and adventurers pursue their challenges, and we remain steadfast in our mission to equip them with innovative tools that help them do so,” said Salvador Alcover, Garmin CEO. Iberia. “The fēnix 7 series brings cutting-edge multisport training capabilities to the wrist. The new touchscreen and updated design, advanced performance metrics, and health, wellness, and connectivity features make fēnix 7 the most complete lineup for athletes to perform at their best,” he adds.

Designed for adventure

The series is available in three sizes and different premium materials, such as titanium and sapphire. To withstand the most demanding adventure conditions and to obtain greater durability, the watch has been redesigned incorporating reinforced lugs and a metal protection for the start button. As a novelty, the 5 button-shaped controls are joined by a new highly responsive touch screen. In this way, the user will have a dual utility interface, thus facilitating quick and intuitive interaction and navigation through the maps, or they can deactivate the touch screen if they prefer to use only the buttons.

 

Solar charging technology, pioneered by Garmin watches, is also present in fēnix 7 which, thanks to its design, maximizes the solar surface for greater efficiency, doubling the solar gains of fēnix 6 in smartwatch mode. For fēnix 7X models, solar power can last even longer between charges with a battery life of up to 5 weeks in smartwatch mode1 and up to 5 days in GPS mode2. Furthermore, with the introduction of the Power SapphireTM (solar sapphire) models, wearers will no longer have to choose between a solar-charged watch or one with a sapphire lens, as these models have both features.

Light in the darkness

While solar charging helps make the most of daylight hours, fēnix 7X’s new hands-free, quick-access integrated multi-LED flashlight makes it possible to take advantage of low-light and dark hours. An adjustable white or red light will illuminate the path for increased visibility and terrain awareness. Thanks to it, adventurers can set up camp after a long day of hiking or exercise in the late afternoon. With race mode activated, the light will adapt to the runner’s cadence, alternating between white and red with each movement of the arm. The white light will illuminate forward to see the track and the red light will illuminate backwards so the runner can see and be seen as he takes each stride with the utmost confidence.

First level training

The new fēnix 7 generation continues to bet on multiple sports applications ranging from bouldering (block climbing) to mountaineering, through strength training and many other profiles. It also incorporates a series of tools to achieve optimal performance and go to the next level:

Stamina – This tool allows athletes to control and track exertion levels during a running or cycling activity, thus keeping exhaustion at bay.

Visual Race Predictor: This feature takes into account the user’s running history and general fitness to provide race estimates and insights on how their training is progressing.

Recovery Time Advisor: Once physical activity is complete, this feature takes into account training intensity and other factors such as stress, daily activity, and sleep to estimate the number of hours of rest needed to recover before another training session of the same nature.

Daily Training Suggestions – This feature provides recommendations for the next running or cycling training session, based on your current training load, training status, and overall fitness level.

In order not to lose the north

Staying true to the brand’s philosophy, the range of watches is equipped with the full suite of Garmin navigation features, being compatible with all major satellite systems along with the additional L5 frequency range to improve accuracy in harsh GPS environments. All models in the series come with preloaded SkiView and 42,000 golf course maps. Standard Solar copies allow TopoActive maps to be downloaded from any region of the world. For its part, the Sapphire Solar models have preloaded TopoActive maps of their region and also allow downloading of any territory in the world.

To optimize time on race day, fēnix 7 has a new Next Stops feature that provides the exact location of aid stations, trails, next turns, and more. At user-defined upcoming stops, a data page displays performance metrics including upcoming distance and elevation, with a summary of the last leg and an optional rest timer. All this to help athletes manage their time during the competition.

Wellness and connectivity 24/7

As a good adventure partner, fēnix 7 is designed to be enjoyed every day and in any environment. It has health and wellness tools like Pulse Ox, heart rate, breathing and stress monitoring, as well as measuring energy levels with Body Battery and age according to fitness with Fitness Age. As a novelty, the advanced sleep monitor3 stands out, offering an evaluation of sleep by scoring it from 0 to 100, taking into account how much time the user has spent in each sleep phase, information on activity, stress levels and bedtime.

Fēnix 7 allows smart notifications to be received directly on the wrist by pairing the smartwatch with a compatible smartphone. Thanks to its connectivity, the device has security and tracking functions providing peace of mind while training outdoors with automatic detection of incidents and falls and manually activated assistance alerts, which send a message with the user’s location in real time. to emergency contacts4.

Those who choose fēnix 7 will also be able to make their purchases through the Garmin PayTM5 contactless payment system and enjoy a rhythmic workout listening to their favorite music through the streaming services6 of the Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer applications, all of them downloadable in fēnix 7 smartwatches through the Connect IQ Store.

Released models include fēnix 7S, fēnix 7 and fēnix 7X, with a choice of standard (non-solar), solar and solar sapphire editions, and are available now at https://www.garmin.com/es-ES/ .

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fēnix 7 RRP: from €699.99 (VAT included) fēnix 7S RRP: from €699.99 (VAT included) fēnix 7X RRP: from €899.99 (VAT included)

1 Solar charging, assuming all-day use with 3 hours a day outside in 50,000 lux conditions

2 GPS mode notice: solar charging, assuming use under 50,000 lux conditions

3 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox is not available in all countries.

4 When paired with a compatible smartphone. For requirements and limitations on safety and tracking features, see Garmin.com/safety.

5 View currently supported country, payment network, and issuing bank information

6 Requires a premium subscription with a third-party music provider. SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB. Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon . com , Inc. or its affiliates

About Garmin:

A world leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have been designing, manufacturing, marketing and selling navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989, most of which integrate GPS technology. Garmin products are used in automotive, mobile telephony, wireless communication, outdoor entertainment, marine, aviation and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is headquartered in Switzerland and its main subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.

Notice about future statements:

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. Future events and circumstances described in this publication may not occur and actual results may differ materially due to known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties that may affect Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in Form 10-K of the Annual Report for the year ended December 27, 2020 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission File Number 0-31983). You can download a copy of Garmin’s Form 10-K at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.No forward-looking statements can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, regardless of new information, future events or otherwise. review or update them periodically, whether as a result of new data, future events or any other circumstance.

Technology, a great ally to promote road knowledge of the cyclist

For cycling fans, traveling on the road alongside motor vehicles is a challenge on certain occasions. Thus, to promote awareness of the situation and coexistence between drivers and cyclists, Garmin® collaborates with Con(live), a social responsibility initiative organized by the inspiring content platform “Where is the Limit?”. Likewise, and with the aim of helping to know what is happening around cyclists and, at the same time, promoting their visibility, Garmin makes state-of-the-art products and technological features available that provide them with that safety.

Specifically, the cyclist can count on technology that has been developed specifically for them, such as the Varia™ radars, which allow them to be seen and, at the same time, to be informed of the proximity of the vehicles behind them; Also, Edge® cycling computers, which paired with a Varia radar can show when a car is approaching and detect if the cyclist has suffered a fall, as well as automatically notify the incident or allow family and friends to follow their route directly through the Live Track function.

January 2022.- When riding on asphalt, cyclists are the most vulnerable road users, which is why it is vitally important that they have tools or technology that allow them to move more safely, both with the aim of that they are seen by other vehicles so that they can anticipate and, hopefully, avoid possible collisions. At this point, Garmin collaborates with initiatives such as Con(vivir), a project focused on promoting safety and coexistence between drivers and cyclists. Likewise, Garmin also demonstrates its great commitment to this group by creating products that incorporate advanced functionalities to guarantee greater confidence on the road.

see and be seen

When riding on the road next to motor vehicles it is essential that the cyclist sees them and also that the drivers see them. For this, it is very useful to have a Garmin Varia radar or an intelligent light, which allows you to see and be seen in front of vehicles that circulate on the road or when traveling through places with less light.

These devices also warn the cyclist if a vehicle is approaching from behind up to a distance of 140 meters and some models, thanks to their built-in rear light, alert vehicle drivers of the presence of the cyclist up to 1.6 km away. It is also possible to link them directly with a compatible smartphone (by downloading the Varia application), and use the mobile screen as the main screen, in order to view the different alerts sent by the Varia radar, or keep this information in the background, making it visible only when the radar sends alerts. One of the most important issues is that the cyclist will know the level of risk through a color code based on proximity (green, amber and red). In addition to visual alerts,

Incident detection and live monitoring

In addition, it is highly recommended to have a technology that alerts of any incident that may occur, something that materializes through products such as Edge® cycle computers. Thus, one of the most outstanding functions of these in terms of security is that of “security and monitoring”. If the device detects that the cyclist has suffered a fall, it automatically sends an emergency message with the exact coordinates to the contacts previously added to the device through the Garmin Connect™ app. In addition, the athlete can also manually activate this function to request help.

On the other hand, they have functions that allow the user’s contacts to follow their route live, which transmits peace of mind to family and friends, being able to have the cyclist under control at all times. Similarly, cyclists can make it easier to stay in contact with the pack with the GroupTrack feature in case they get separated from it, depending on the device.

Ask for help without mobile coverage

And if the cyclist wants to go even further in the field of safety, there are satellite communication devices, such as Garmin InReach®, which allows him to stay connected, even in areas where there is no mobile coverage, and send an SOS help message to the emergency services to contact them in case you need help in a dangerous situation within an area without mobile coverage 1 .

Ultimately, these tools and features can help cyclists avoid risky situations, provide better situational awareness and peace of mind to family and friends when out riding. Objectives of great relevance for both Garmin and the Con(vivre) project.

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Designed indoors for life outdoors, Garmin products have revolutionized the lives of runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate their performance, Garmin believes that every day is an opportunity to innovate and a challenge to outperform yesterday.

For more information on the features, prices and availability of all of its products, as well as its actions and sponsorships, visit the websites https://www.garmin.com/es-ES/ , https://www.garmin.com/es-ES/ .garmin.com/es-ES/blog/ , https://twitter.com/Garmin_Iberia/ , https://www.instagram.com/garmin_iberia/ , and https://www.facebook.com/GarminIberia

  1. An active satellite subscription is required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is the user’s responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which the device is intended to be used.

About Garmin

A world leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have been designing, manufacturing, marketing and selling navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989, most of which integrate GPS technology. Garmin products are used in automotive, mobile telephony, wireless communication, outdoor entertainment, marine, aviation and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is headquartered in Switzerland and its main subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual newsroom at http :// www . garmin . com / en / company /press1 / . Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.

GARMIN – SURROUND VIEW CAMERA SYSTEM

Get an aerial view without leaving the bridge

In case you have to make maneuvers with little space, our peripheral view camera system eliminates blind spots in the image. It does this by offering live aerial view video and 360-degree visibility of the bridge thanks to the six-camera array on board.

MANEUVER YOUR BOAT WITH VISIBILITY AND PEACE OF MIND

Approximate location of the six cameras on board


PERFECT SITUATION AWARENESS

360-degree video content integrates with compatible Garmin chartplotters or multifunction bridge displays. You can also monitor each camera view individually.

VISUAL LIMIT

The visual limit feature helps the captain see when docks, piers, or other items exceed preset barrier limits around the vessel.

DISTANCE MARKS

In the event of tight maneuvering, distance markings around the boat provide visual cues to help maintain a safe distance and separation.

DESIGNED FOR MINIMUM MAINTENANCE

Through-the-helmet OEM installation offers secure fit and calibration of the peripheral view camera system. For ease of maintenance, either chamber can be replaced externally.

Garmin Forerunner ® 945 LTE and 55: safety and motivation for all runners

Garmin expands the family of products specially developed for runners with two new watches designed to meet the needs of both users starting in the world of running, Forerunner ® 55, and athletes who demand a multisport product with the highest performance: Forerunner ® 945 LTE.

The latter is an advanced sports watch that, in addition to incorporating the multiple tools and functions that its predecessor already had, now comes with the revolutionary LTE technology so that the athlete can be connected at all times without the need for a mobile phone. that gives you extra peace of mind and confidence during training and the race.

June 2021.- Garmin expands its line of devices for running with two new models: Forerunner ® 55 , to cover all the needs of the most amateur runners; and Forerunner ® 945 LTE , an evolution of the company’s famous multisport watch, which now incorporates new safety features for lovers of triathlon and the practice of various sports disciplines.

Garmin Forerunner® 945 LTE and 55: safety and motivation for all runners

Garmin Forerunner® 945 LTE and 55: safety and motivation for all runners

Forerunner ® 945 LTE

The new version of the Forerunner ® 945 model stands out for integrating the new LTE 1 communication technology , which allows you to have all the security and monitoring functions in real time without the need to carry the phone with you, as well as music, Garmin Pay ™ contactless payments. and topographic maps, all on your wrist. In this sense, the watch allows users, whether training or competing, the possibility of asking for help when necessary and staying connected with their main contacts without the need to carry a mobile phone. Thus, if the user feels unsafe or the sports watch itself detects that an incident has occurred, the assistance and incident detection functions 2 they will send a message with your location to the previously chosen emergency contacts.

In addition, the watch can automatically send the user’s name and location to Garmin IERCC , a professional emergency response coordination center with 24/7 staff available to contact and coordinate with emergency services. emergency or others in order to provide the necessary assistance 3 . Garmin IERCC will remain in contact with the athlete through two-way messages with the watch until the emergency situation is resolved. Thanks to the LiveTrack function, family and friends will be able to follow the route in real time and even see the entire route previously planned by the user. During an activity, users can send updates of pace and mileage to your contacts and receive text messages and audio 4 motivators viewers who are following the activity. In order to use the functions connected to LTE, a subscription plan is required that can be accessed from 6.99 euros per month.

This multisport device allows the user to be ready for any challenge, from swimming in open water to doing long workouts or races. Thanks to it, it is possible to be aware of the training load or, even, of advanced running dynamics, among which the following stand out: cadence, contact time with the ground, stride length, vertical ratio, vertical oscillation and power. It also offers pre-installed full color TopoActive maps optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking and the Climb Pro function , which provides real-time information on the unevenness of the route, which translates into being able to manage the effort along the way. In turn, it is equipped with a Pulse Ox sensor*, which measures the body’s oxygen absorption capacity both for acclimatization to altitude and for better sleep control. To all this, new statistics are added in the intervals and training on the track, taking into account if the runner has gone faster or slower than he had anticipated.

It allows you to download and store up to 1000 songs and synchronize playlists via Wi-Fi from streaming music services such as Amazon Music, Deezer and Spotify 5 and, thanks to Garmin Pay TM 6 technology , make contactless payments directly from the watch.

Finally, it is presented with a somewhat smaller size (44.4 × 44.4 × 13.9 mm) than the previous version, with the same screen and identical autonomy: up to two weeks in smartwatch mode, 36 hours in GPS mode and up to 60 hours in Ultratrac mode. It can be purchased alone or in pack mode with two chest bands (HRM-PRO TM and HRM-Swim TM ), and is available in three colors: black, white and black / yellow (pack).

Forerunner® 55

Compact and lightweight, Forerunner ® 55 is a GPS sports watch for amateur running fans, offering a multitude of features to train, help improve habits and stay connected. Thus, in addition to having daily training suggestions based on training history, fitness level and recovery time, it includes race time predictions and race completion estimates. A watch that goes beyond running, because it integrates the control of multiple sports, bringing as a novelty the HIIT mode , swimming in a pool, virtual running and a respiratory activity profile .

Plus, it’s packed with advanced wellness tracking features like physical age, all-day breathing and stress management, and more. And all this with an incredible autonomy of its battery, which reaches 20 hours using GPS and up to two weeks in smartwatch mode.

It offers different forms of personalization, being able to download screens, widgets and applications through the Garmin Connect IQ TM Store. It is available in three colors (black, white and blue) and, thanks to the Quick Release system for quick extraction, it is possible to change the strap quickly and easily, being able to choose between all the strap options available.

Shared benefits

These two sports watches share various features, among which are the personalization of workouts using Garmin Coach 2.0, which allows you to prepare a race for distances of 5k, 10k or 21k. Specifically, the user has the guidance of three expert trainers and free training plans that adapt to the user and their goals.

Both models have PacePro TM technology , which allows you to plan the strategy to follow on the day of the race by offering a pace guide through GPS based on a route or distance selected through the Garmin Connect TM application . In addition, Forerunner ® 945 LTE, next to the function PacePro TM , provides indications of pace adjusted to the slope throughout the activity, depending on altitude, depending on your rate strategy.

At the same time, they are equipped with GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO simultaneously, which translates into having location with total accuracy via satellite, providing optimum precision even in the most complicated areas.

Similarly, for greater security and assistance during training, they have an automatic incident detector . When activated, and as long as the smartphone is connected to the watch (in the case of model 55), it will automatically send a message (in the event of an incident) with the exact position to the emergency contacts previously established in Garmin Connect. This message can be deactivated if the incident has not been so bad, or it can also be sent manually.

With regard to physiological parameters, they include VO2 maximum 7 , which allows determining how the body is adapting to high altitudes in high altitude sports and expeditions. They also have the Body Battery energy monitor , which uses a combination of stress, heart rate variability (HRV), sleep and activity data to calculate the body’s energy reserves at any time, and thus, be able to plan the day optimizing activity and rest times. And for women, both have from Garmin Connect with the possibility of being able to carry out the monitoring of both the menstrual cycle and the pregnancy.

In short, two new options that will allow any type of runner to fully enjoy their favorite sport and many more, always with safety as an essential element.

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For more information on the characteristics, prices and availability of all its products, as well as its actions and sponsorships, visit the websites https://www.garmin.com/es-ES/ , https: //www.garmin .com / es-ES / blog / , https://twitter.com/Garmin_Iberia/ , https://www.instagram.com/garmin_iberia/ , and https://www.facebook.com/GarminIberia

Forerunner® 945 LTE will be available for sale later this summer.

Forerunner® 945 LTE price: 649.99 euros (VAT included)

Forerunner® 945 LTE pack price: 799.99 euros (VAT included)

Forerunner® 55 price: 199.99 euros (VAT included)

1 To use the LTE functions, you must be subscribed to one of the plans offered by Garmin and connectivity to an LTE network. Check the coverage area.

2 See requirements and limitations for security and tracking features.

3 Assistence Plus is not available in all markets where M1 category LTE connectivity is available; check the coverage area.

4 When used with paired headphones, not included

5 May require a Premium subscription with a third-party music service provider

6 Depending on the country, the payment network and the issuing bank

* It is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any vascular or cardiac pathology.

About Garmin

A world leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have been designing, manufacturing, marketing and selling navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989, most of which integrate GPS technology. Garmin products are used in automotive, mobile telephony, wireless communication, outdoor leisure activities, maritime, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is headquartered in Switzerland and its main subsidiaries are in the United States, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit the Garmin Virtual Press Room at http : // www . garmin . com / en / company /presse1 / . Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.

Notice about future statements:

This publication includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on current management expectations. Future events and circumstances described in this publication may not occur and actual results may differ materially due to known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties that may affect Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in Form 10-K of the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 filed by Garmin with the Securities Market Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). You can download a copy of Garmin’s Form 10-K at www . garmin . com /aboutGarmin / invRelations / finReports . html . No future statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements are as of the date they are made only, and Garmin does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, regardless of new information, future events or any other circumstance. review or update them periodically, whether as a result of new data, future events or any other circumstance.

Garmin expands its Approach® with a new lineup of GPS devices to help golfers improve their game

Including the Approach S42 golf smartwatch, Approach S12 golf watch and Approach G12 GPS rangefinder

OLATHE, Kan./March 16, 2021/Business Wire – Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced new additions to its popular Approach series of GPS golf products – the Approach S42 smartwatch, the Approach S12 watch, and the Approach G12 GPS rangefinder – all with more than 42,000 preloaded courses so golfers can walk onto any tee box with confidence. Across the board, the new Approach lineup offers exemplary battery life and supports connectivity with Garmin’s very own club tracking sensor and the Garmin golf app1 which makes it easier than ever to upload scorecards, review performance stats and much more.

  • With the Approach S42, golf with style and rely on smartwatch capabilities to easily transition on and off the course.
  • Avid players can rely on the easy-to-use Approach S12 and focus on a practical golf watch solution designed to obtain key yardages to the green, hazards, doglegs and more.
  • And with the Approach G12, players can glance at golf data – like distances to the green — from a compact GPS rangefinder that clips on to their pocket or golf bag.

“Garmin brings technology to the forefront with the new Approach product line to help golfers play their best game while staying competitive and connected within the golfing community,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “From smartwatches to GPS rangefinders, our latest Approach devices will also equip novice and veteran golfers alike with precision, style and attention to detail on every swing.”

Three of a kind 

The Approach S42, Approach S12, and Approach G12 share a host of features to benefit golfers of every skill level:

  • Link with the Garmin Golf™ app to participate in weekly leaderboards, tournaments, review live scoring, strokes gained analysis, automatic scorecard uploads and much more.
  • Pair with the optional Approach CT10 club sensors for automatic club tracking to see how far players hit each club.
  • Gain precise yardages to the front, middle, and back of the green, hazards, doglegs, layups and more, thanks to a built-in high sensitivity GPS that zeroes in on a player’s location.
  • Use the Green View feature to see each green’s true shape and to move the pin for better yardage accuracy, regardless of where a golfer is on the course.

Golf with style

The lightweight Approach S42 offers an easy-to-read 1.2-inch color touchscreen display with a sleek design that easily transitions from a daily timepiece to a comprehensive golf watch. Once on the course, golfers can rely on a loaded feature set that includes the AutoShot round analyzer to track and auto-record shot distances.2  Golfers can wear the smartwatch in and out of the golf course and peruse smart notifications3 and activity-tracking features4 that include steps, sleep, calories, vibration alerts, move bar and built-in sport profiles. Whether golfers are looking for style points or sportiness, switching bands is easy with the Approach S42’s quick release bands. Enjoy more time on the links thanks to the Approach S42’s versatile battery life that lasts up to 15 hours in GPS mode, and up to 10 days in smartwatch mode.

Ready to tee off 

Easy-to-use and practical for beginners and seasoned players alike, the Approach S12 includes interchangeable quick release bands and introduces a unique round watch design with a 1.3-inch sunlight-readable high-resolution display. Thanks to the new Big Numbers display mode, Approach S12 makes it easier than ever to read yardage numbers during play. When paired with the Garmin Golf app on a compatible smartphone, the Approach S12 wirelessly updates a player’s most frequently played golf courses for up-to-date course information. Golfers can confidently play round after round thanks to the Approach S12’s internal, rechargeable battery that lasts up to 30 hours in GPS mode.

Clip and play

Golfers can fine-tune their game with the Approach G12 GPS rangefinder featuring a thin, compact design with a 1.3-inch high-resolution sunlight readable display that lasts up to 30 hours on a single battery charge. Offering all the benefits included in the Approach S12, the versatile Approach G12 GPS rangefinder adds a built-in clip and a lanyard loop to securely attach the device to pockets or golf bags.

Available now, the Approach S42 GPS golf smartwatch has a suggested retail price of $299.99; the Approach S12 GPS golf watch has a suggested retail price of $199.99; and the Approach G12 GPS golf rangefinder has a suggested retail price of $149.99. To learn more about these products and Garmin’s full line of golf electronics, visit garmin.com/approach.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for adventurers, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing products that enhance experiences and enrich lives, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at media.relations@garmin.com, or follow us at facebook.com/garmingolftwitter.com/garmingolfinstagram.com/garmingolf or youtube.com/garmin.

1Requires app on your compatible smartphone.

2Lie and ball contact may affect shot tracking. Putts are not tracked. Some shots, particularly chip shots around the green, may not be tracked.

3When paired with a compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble.

4See Garmin.com/ataccuracy; sleep tracking available when paired with your compatible smartphone; see Garmin.com/ble.

About Garmin International, Inc.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark.

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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 28, 2019, 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.

Garmin announces GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar with automated weather threat analysis technology

Simplified weather depiction helps reduce pilot workload and enhance situational awareness

OLATHE, Kan./April 22, 2021/Business Wire – Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar that delivers an extensive weather threat analysis and depiction to the cockpit. The system reduces pilot workload by providing an automated clear representation of weather by using an enhanced color palette now offering 16 colors, 3D volumetric scanning, hail and lightning prediction, advanced ground clutter suppression, and optional predictive wind shear detection. The GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar provides pilots with a complete picture of weather while eliminating the requirement to manually adjust the radar, resulting in easier weather interpretation and a more simplified operation.

The development process for the GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar involved complex research and flight test programs, including five years of development to optimize StormOptix autoscan technology and enable simplified operation. Garmin thoroughly flight tested the technology in the most challenging operational conditions including strati-form rain, mild rain, severe thunderstorms, hail, lightning, windshear conditions, and more to verify performance. Further, Garmin tested the technology in environments conducive to producing ground clutter in order to verify the GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar can consistently eliminate nonweather returns, ultimately offering pilots a cleaner, clear image that allows them to focus on navigating challenging weather conditions. The tireless effort of developing and rigorously testing the
GWX 8000 StormOptix results in a solution that brings an easy to use weather radar solution to a broader array of aircraft, from turbine-powered Part 25 platforms to high-performance Part 23 aircraft.

“We are excited and proud to offer owners and operators an advanced weather radar solution that provides a comprehensive and clear depiction of weather with virtually no effort from the pilot,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “The StormOptix weather radar can go beyond many popular weather radar systems by leveraging its autoscan technology to display severe storm cells in unparalleled detail in addition to depicting storms which may contain wind shear, turbulence, as well as lightning and hail prediction. With these advanced technologies, pilots can reduce workload while making timely decisions to more confidently navigate around significant weather.”

StormOptix automated weather radar

The GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar features an advanced automation technology which allows the pilot to more easily manage the weather radar while in-flight. StormOptix merges 3D volumetric scanning with advanced ground clutter suppression and automatically adjusts the tilt of the weather radar to simplify operation and create the most representative depiction of flight hazards near or along the flight path of the aircraft.

GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar uses autoscan technology that results in simpler operation and easier interpretation for pilots.

Enhanced color palette

A high-definition color palette provides greater color contouring to help pilots more easily interpret the severity of an individual storm cell or multiple storm cells in an area, without requiring the pilot to adjust the radar gain. This enhanced color palette incorporates 16 colors, four times more than typically found in other weather radars on the market to provide a clearer picture for operation around significant weather, ultimately enhancing safety by simplifying the interpretation of information.

Other important features of the GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar to owners and operators include:

  • Turbulence detection and hail/lightning prediction
    As a standard feature, GWX 8000 StormOptix provides owners and operators a unique technology that detects certain atmospheric conditions that can lead to hail and lightning development within a cell. For a more comfortable passenger experience, turbulence detection helps pilots more easily identify turbulence inflight by recognizing air that contains moisture or particulates.
  • Identify shadowing effects
    Weather Attenuated Color Highlight (WATCH®) technology helps pilots identify shadowing effects of cell activity and highlights areas where radar returns are weakened or attenuated by intense precipitation, giving pilots added confidence when navigating weather threats.
  • Lightweight design
    The GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar is also among the lightest weather radar in its class at 12.9 lbs (6.3 kg) for the 14-inch version, providing additional savings in weight compared to other weather radar systems on the market.
  • Multiple antenna array sizes
    The GWX 8000 StormOptix will be available in a 10-, 12-, 14-, and 18-inch model to meet the demands of several aircraft configurations.
  • Predictive wind shear identification
    Optional predictive wind shear provides pilots with an additional look into the storm by detecting a combination of updrafts and downdrafts and Doppler-effect that result in wind shear formation, which is fully automated throughout the take-off and landing phases of flight. Pilots receive aural wind shear notifications, as well as visual indications on a dedicated Garmin display using a standard format.

The GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar will be available on select G5000 platforms in Q2, with compatibility for other Garmin avionics systems expected to follow later this year. For additional information on the
GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar and other Garmin solutions, visit www.garmin.com.

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