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New Garmin® StreetPilot® Onboard Navigation App for iPhone Provides Onboard Mapping and Routing

2 August 2011 @ 6:00 AM  / Automotive/Mobile /


OLATHE, Kan./August 2, 2011/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, is proud to announce the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard App for iPhone is now available on the App Store. The Garmin StreetPilot Onboard App offers onboard mapping and navigation, giving drivers and travelers an unparalleled range of industry-leading options for efficient routing, effortless planning and stress-free touring wherever they may go.

 

“As the GPS world leader serving many markets, Garmin has always focused on offering a wide array of products and letting the consumer choose which bests fits their individual lifestyle,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Garmin’s StreetPilot Onboard navigation for iPhone perfectly complements our existing apps and our iconic line of nüvi® personal navigation devices.”

 

Garmin StreetPilot Onboard puts the vast preloaded database and intuitive interface of a Garmin nüvi into the iPhone you use everyday – without tapping into your dataplan. With ultra-fast map drawing, panning and zooming, the preloaded maps and Points of Interest offer peace of mind in knowing that wireless coverage and dataplan usage are not required to access maps or calculate routes. So just as with a nüvi, the maps and directions are always there when you need them most – especially when you can’t get cell or Wi-Fi signals or your dataplan is running low.

 

With advanced navigation features such as lane guidance, junction view, 3D buildings, trip planner, trip computer, Garmin’s “Where Am I?” safety feature, and red-light and speed camera information, Garmin StreetPilot Onboard provides crucial information that a driver needs for daily errands, weekend road trips or family vacations. Users can customize the data on the map screen to show information such as arrival time, time/distance to destination or next via point, direction of travel, or elevation. Searching for Points of Interest has never been easier as the main menu’s search bar and in-category Quick Search seamlessly scan preloaded POIs and provide shortcuts and suggestions based on recent searches. When you want to tap into your dataplan, Google Local Search can offer an open text search of Google POIs. For even more dynamic content, drivers can subscribe to traffic data and fuel-price information.

 

The following versions of the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard App are now available: U.S.A. (Lower 49 United States for $39.99); all of North America ($49.99); and UK & Ireland (£44.99). All are available from the App Store on iPhone or at www.apple.com/appstore/.  Live traffic data and fuel-price information are available via subscription using In-App Purchase. Find details about each version – as well as Garmin’s other apps for a wide variety of activities – at http://garmin.com/apps.

 

Since its inception in 1989, Garmin has delivered 85 million GPS enabled devices – far more than any other navigation provider. Garmin’s market breadth in the GPS industry is second to none, having developed innovative products and established a leadership position in each of the markets it serves, including automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation, tracking, and wireless applications. 

 

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 Switzerland, 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, StreetPilot and nüvi are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd.  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 25, 2010, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983).  A copy of such Form 10-K is 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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