OLATHE, Kan./February 15, 2012/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced its New Chart Guarantee program, which will ensure that mariners who have recently purchased a new pre-programmed BlueChart g2 or BlueChart g2 Vision microSD/SD card receive the most updated charts available. This new program is being announced in conjunction with the Miami International Boat Show, February 16-20, 2012.“Garmin strives to make sure that our customers have the most accurate and up-to-date charts,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “As marinas are opened, harbor entrances are dredged, channel markers are altered, obstructions are added or removed and other vital on-the-water navigation elements change, having current charts is invaluable to the safety of a mariner and those around them.”
New Chart Guarantee entitles customers who recently purchased a new pre-programmed BlueChart g2 or BlueChart g2 Vision microSD/SD card to one free update to the newest version of charts. Updated charts will be for the same (or equivalent1) region as the original purchase, and are valid within six months of purchase. In addition, Garmin also offers a discounted update program so that customers can update their existing pre-programmed BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision cards at a discounted price. Charts updated with the discount program will be for the same (or equivalent) region as the original purchase.
The New Chart Guarantee program is available now. To download the update, customers can go to www.garmin.com/mapupdates, or visit one of Garmin’s Outlet Programmer Dealers, who will have the ability to provide the BlueChart g2 or BlueChart g2 Vision update service starting April 1, 2012.
Garmin’s BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision give mariners detailed offshore charts with realistic navigation features that show everything from shaded depth contours and coastlines to spot soundings, navaids, port plans, wrecks, obstructions, intertidal zone and restricted areas. For the ultimate navigation experience, BlueChart g2 Vision customers will have access to Garmin’s exclusive AutoGuidance technology that searches through relevant charts to create a route free of obstacles, shallow water, buoys and other obstructions. BlueChart g2 Vision also offers other premium navigation features like high-resolution satellite imagery, above- and below-the-water 3D perspective and aerial photographs for real-world reference.
For more information about Garmin’s BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision products and update programs, visit www.garmin.com/maps/onthewater.
Garmin’s marine business segment is a leading provider of navigation and communication equipment to retail and OEM customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes the industry’s most sophisticated array of chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar, high-definition radar, autopilot offerings and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability and ease-of-use.
About Garmin International Inc.
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, BlueChart and BlueChart g2 Vision are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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