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Garmin® Introduces GNX™ Marine Instruments

10 April 2014 @ 6:00 AM  / Marine /


OLATHE, Kan./April 10, 2014/Business Wire - Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the GNX 20 and GNX 21, the newest offerings in the premier Garmin marine instrumentation lineup.  Boasting fully customizable displays and low power consumption, the GNX 20 and GNX 21 provide the most pivotal marine information for both sail and power boating.   

“The new GNX 20 and 21 not only relay the most crucial maritime data in a user-friendly manner, they do so while running on extremely low amounts of power,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales.  “No matter if running during the day or enjoying a nighttime cruise, these new instruments put the information you need at your fingertips while doing so in an efficient manner.”

The GNX 20 and GNX 21 both have 4-inch, glass-bonded, monochrome displays that show over 50 marine and vessel parameters including depth, speed, wind, and navigational data.  The GNX 20 overlays black digits on a white background while the GNX 21 puts white digits on a black background, both providing high contrast and high visibility no matter the environment.  If a different backlight color is desired, the display can be tailored by choosing from 7 different colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple.  Based off of these colors, the user can also create a customized color for optimal viewing.     

With fully customizable user profiles, the GNX 20 and GNX 21 allow the screen layout to be configured to the user’s preferred settings by showing single, dual or triple functions or a dedicated Gauge and Graph mode.  And for a truly custom look in the helm, the GNX 20 and GNX 21 have the ability to be flush or flat mounted. 

Another benefit of both the GNX 20 and GNX 21 is power consumption.  Only 350mW is consumed during the day with no backlight, while 400mW is used at night when only a mid-level backlight is required.  This allows for more time on the water without running the boat motor or generator for extended periods of time.

Auto-scroll is also integrated into the GNX 20 and GNX 21, which allows the mariner to designate how quickly data pages cycle without user intervention.  The layout can be customized to scroll at different time intervals, thus allowing hands-free operation.  This also allows the user the ability to utilize one instrument for multiple uses.

The GNX 20 and GNX 21 are scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2014 and will have a suggested retail price of $449.99. 

To learn more about the GNX 20, visit http://bit.ly/1mqOevn.  For more on the GNX 21, visit http://bit.ly/OOBXCT.

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, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation 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. A component of the S&P 500 index, 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 is a registered trademark and GNX is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  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 28, 2013, 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.

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