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Find Your Voice, Find Your Destination with Garmin® Voice Studio™

5 January 2010 @ 6:00 AM  / Automotive/Mobile /


OLATHE, Kan./January 5, 2010/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced Voice Studio, a free and easy-to-use PC application that lets anyone record their own voice to create custom pre-recorded navigation prompts for use on compatible Garmin navigation devices.  The application will be featured in the Garmin booth (South Hall 4#35832) at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

 “Voice Studio lets users customize their nüvi to give directions in familiar voices,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president for worldwide sales.  “Whether it’s a friend, a spouse, or the kids, now you’ll always be able to take that special person with you wherever you travel.  And you can share your customized voices with other nüvi owners, too.”

 

Simply download the free Voice Studio application from http://www.garmin.com/voicestudio and install it on a PC.  Users can then record a few dozen phrases, and edit them directly within the Voice Studio application.  To achieve the best quality recordings, an external microphone is recommended.  Once complete, the voice file is loaded onto a compatible Garmin personal navigation device.  The entire process typically takes less than 30 minutes.

 

Combined with free and fun icons from the Garmin Garage (http://www8.garmin.com/vehicles/), Garmin customers can personalize their devices to a degree that no other navigation provider can match.  Voice Studio is compatible with all nüvis except the nüvi 300 and 600 series.  Voice Studio does not provide text-to-speech recordings.

 

To learn more about Voice Studio and Garmin’s other products, go to www.garmin.com and www.garmin.blogs.com.

 

 

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and nüvi are registered trademarks, and Voice Studio is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

 

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 27, 2008  filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983).  Copies of these filings are available at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.  No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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