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News, events, product information and behind-the-scenes info from Garmin Australia.

Our news releases and product announcements are listed chronologically, starting with the most recent. You can find the newest product announcements in each of our markets by selecting a category from the menu on the left. You can also find announcements of partnerships we've formed with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other corporate news.

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Garmin’s compact echo™ dv fishfinders pack a powerful punch

Echo 551dvIdeal for kayaks and smaller boats, Garmin’s new echo™ dv fishfinders deliver near photographic views of structure and fish at a price that’s as compact as the units themselves.

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Introducing the Garmin® Approach™ S6 Golf Watch A Feature-Packed GPS Golf Watch with First-of-its-kind Swing Metrics and Full-Colour CourseView Map

ApproachS6_HR_4871.12Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Approach S6 touchscreen watch equipped with all-new golf watch technology. The Approach S6 boasts first-of-its-kind swing metrics and training tools right on a golfer’s wrist. SwingTempo, TempoTrainer and SwingStrength™ can be used to improve golfers’ swing consistency and synchronisation, making the S6 an essential tool on the driving range, in the tee box, on the green, or even in the clubhouse. The S6 is the first golf watch to offer full CourseView maps with GreenView, Touch Targeting, and PinPointer™ on a high-res colour touchscreen. Like other Garmin golf devices, the Approach S6 comes preloaded with more than 30,000 international courses with no additional subscriptions or fees. With this brand new technology, the Approach S6 provides what a golfer needs to improve their game in a sleek wristwatch.

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Garmin® Golf Expands with Approach® G7 and G8 Handhelds Boasting New PlaysLike Distance Feature and Wireless Connectivity

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Approach G7 and G8 golf handhelds. These sleek, colour touchscreen handhelds boast more than 30,000 preloaded international courses, a rechargeable battery capable of multiple rounds, and new measurement features such as PlaysLike Distance, which shows adjusted range for uphill and downhill shots. For golfers who prefer to leave their smartphones in their bags, the new Approach handhelds offer Smart Notification technology, which lets the user receive emails, texts, and call alerts right on the device. These devices are also compatible with the new Garmin Connect™, so users can upload their scores and track their progress over time. 

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Introducing fēnix 2: The Ultimate Multisport Adventure Watch

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the fēnix 2, updating the popular outdoor GPS watch with new training options, updated easier-to-use interface and expanded smartphone connectivity. The original fēnix focused on navigation and tracking functionality, and the second generation, fēnix 2, continues to aid the explorer, adding multisport training capabilities. Whether running, climbing, riding, hiking, skiing or swimming, fēnix 2 provides users real-time feedback on their progress and helps them achieve their training goals. Advanced running dynamics, for example, can coach users to become more efficient runners. Fēnix 2 also features dedicated training modes like swim and ski modes to collect data and gauge efficiency. With ABC features like an altimeter, barometer, and a 3-axis compass, fēnix 2 provides navigation functionalities and guidance off the beaten path. 

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Garmin® Launches High-Definition Dash Cam with Automatic Incident Detection

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced Garmin Dash Cam™, a high-definition camera that mounts to any vehicles’ windshield. Dash Cam continuously records a wide-angle view of the road while driving. Once installed, the camera is fully automated: It starts recording when the engine is turned on and stops when it is turned off[1]. The integrated gravity sensor (G-Sensor) automatically detects incidents, such as braking or a collision, and saves the relevant video files. Dash Cam is available with and without GPS. The GPS receiver time-stamps and geo-tags all footage, so users can view exactly where and when events occurred.

 

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Garmin® Launches zūmo® 590LM – A Rugged Motorcycle Navigator with Connected Infotainment Features

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced Garmin zūmo 590LM - a rugged motorcycle navigation system featuring a 5-inch touchscreen display that is glove-friendly, fuel-resistant and sunlight-readable. Zūmo 590LM boasts advanced navigation features and infotainment options to keep riders connected on the road. The portable navigator includes an MP3 player and is iPhone®, iPod® and Pandora® compatibile1, allowing riders to control music right on its display. Providing crucial real-time information on the go, as well as hands-free phone control and spoken directions heard in-helmet. Rounding out the connected features, zūmo 590LM is compatible with the Garmin Tyre Pressure Monitor System3 and the Garmin VIRB action camera4. New premium navigation features include Garmin Real Directions™, Active Lane Guidance, and round trip routing.

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Introducing Garmin® Forerunner® 15: A GPS Running Watch with Heart Rate and Daily Activity Tracking

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Forerunner® 15 — an affordable GPS running watch with daily activity tracking for all fitness levels. Garmin Forerunner 15 keeps runners motivated by tracking distance, pace, calories, personal records, and heart rate1. To make sure runners remain active between workouts, Forerunner 15 also incorporates daily activity tracking, counting steps and calories burned all day. It even alerts users when they’ve been sitting too long. Ideal for indoor and outdoor training, the optional foot pod² accurately tracks treadmill runs.

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Own the Road with the New Edge® 1000 Cycling Computer from Garmin®

Sydney, Australia - Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Edge 1000®, a top of the line cycling computer for competing, connecting, and navigating. Whether riding for a personal best or seeing where they stack up against the pros, Edge 1000 will help cyclists reach their goals with advanced segment capabilities including the ability to view start and finish point alerts, race themselves or the segment leader, and plan rides using segments*. Edge 1000 also offers instant uploads to social media, live tracking, on-the-go upload and download of data from Garmin Connect™, and advanced bike-specific navigation and mapping capabilities.

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Garmin® vívofit™ — A Fitness Band That Moves at the Pace of Life

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced vívofit (veevo-fit) — a stylish, lightweight fitness band designed to turn good intentions into lifelong habits. Vívofit is the only fitness band that greets users with a personalised daily goal, tracks their progress and reminds them when it’s time to move. Featuring a unique, curved display that always stays on, vívofit also shows steps, goal countdown, calories, distance and time of day. Vívofit’s user replaceable batteries last over one year and vívofit is water-resistant (50m), as well as being compatible with ANT+™ heart rate monitors¹ for fitness activities. To see the vívofit in action, go to www.garmin.com/vivo.

 

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Garmin® Offers the Complete System with New Boating Peripherals Next-Generation Radar, Wind Sensors and Audio System Announced

GMR18xHD_HR_2357Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a wide range of marine peripherals that can enhance safety and the enjoyment of boaters’ time on the water.  The peripherals include next-generation radars, a series of new wind transducers and a fully integrated in-boat audio system.

 

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Garmin® Software Update Brings New Features to GPSMAP® and echoMAP™ Series

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced an exciting software update for the GPSMAP and echoMAP series of combination chartplotter and fishfinder units.  With this update, new features are made available to all users, providing essential boating data and sharing capabilities.     

 

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Garmin® Announces Versatile New Combination Chartplotter Series New GPSMAP® 800 and 1000 Series Benefits Boaters of All Types

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a new series of combination chartplotters with built-in scanning sonar capability and the ability to network with pre-existing combination units.  The GPSMAP 800 and 1000 series provide pivotal features beneficial for boaters of any type.

 

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