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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/ .

All Garmin information

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.

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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.

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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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