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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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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.

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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.

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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.

An activity bracelet with many functionalities, perfect for doing sports outdoors.

With a 1.6-inch diameter round screen, the Vivoactive 3 has an integrated GPS that, together with the pre-installed indoor sports applications, will make it easier for you to control your sports activities. It is also waterproof up to 50m and has a very easy to read screen, even in bright sunshine, with a resolution of 240 x 240 pixels.

Garmin Vivoactive 3

And so that nothing escapes your control, thanks to its wrist heart rate technology you can have an estimate of your maximum VO2, the variability of your heart rate and even your stress level.

Regarding its connectivity, this device allows you to link it to your smartphone (Android 4.4 and iOS 10.0 or later) to check notifications on your social networks, in addition to receiving and sending messages. We can not fail to mention its compatibility with Garmin Pay to pay using only the watch.

On the other hand, its main disadvantages are a memory and a battery that remain a little scarce, the latter being up to 7 days in smart watch mode but only about 13 hours with GPS active.