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Garmin® Updates Low-Cost, High-Sensitivity GPS 72H Marine Handheld

10 September 2009 @ 5:05 PM  / Marine / Outdoor/Fitness /


OLATHE, Kan./September 10, 2009/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that it was introducing the GPS 72H with new, state-of-the-art features including a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, and a fast USB interface – all in an easy-to-use handheld that floats.

“Since 2002, the GPS 72 has been the handheld of choice for the boater that wants a simple, rugged, and reliable navigator,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president for worldwide sales.  “Now, with a high-sensitivity receiver, boaters can acquire a position fix quickly and easily.”

In addition to improved GPS satellite reception, the GPS 72H can quickly transfer waypoints, tracks, and routes via its fast USB interface, as well as the tried-and-true NMEA 0183.  Battery life has also been improved to 18 hours (typical use).  Like the legacy GPS 72, the updated 72H is fully waterproof to IPX-7 standards (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes).  Best of all, the unit floats, in case of an accidental dunking. 

The GPS 72H features built-in celestial data, including sunrise/sunset times and a fishing and hunting almanac.  Like its predecessor, the GPS 72H stores up to 500 waypoints and 50 routes.

The GPS 72H includes a wrist strap, a quick start manual, and digital owner’s manual.  The unit is expected to be available in the October 2009 for a suggested retail price of $149.99.  Visit www.garmin.com for more information.


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 is a registered trademarks 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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