fly.Garmin.com™ Makes Managing Garmin® Aviation Databases Easy

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:43 pm CDT

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OSHKOSH, Wis.
"We developed flyGarminTM to help pilots keep track of their Garmin aviation devices and make the overall database update experience as easy as possible."

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today fly.Garmin.com, a website that helps pilots manage Garmin database information and dramatically simplifies the process of updating and purchasing databases.

“Product capabilities have dramatically increased over the past few years as we have introduced new features such as terrain, FliteCharts®, SafeTaxi®, AOPA airport directory, and obstacle data into our products,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “We developed flyGarminTM to help pilots keep track of their Garmin aviation devices and make the overall database update experience as easy as possible.”

After logging onto fly.Garmin.com, the home page gives a quick synopsis of the owner’s registered products and whether or not the databases are current. If a database needs updating, users can purchase one-time downloads or annual subscriptions directly from the site and install the database in three easy steps. Fly.Garmin.com eliminates the hassle of “unlock codes.”

Pilots can view the status of each individual database by selecting one of four tabs: home, databases, portables and aircraft. By clicking the “databases” tab, owners will see detailed information about the five databases available on Garmin aviation products – FliteCharts, SafeTaxi, AOPA airport directory, Jeppesen NavData, Obstacles and Terrain – and whether or not the databases are up to date. The “portables” tab shows a picture of the portable device, unit ID number and database information. The “aircraft” tab associates the pilot’s aircraft with the plane’s panel mount avionics, such as the G1000® or GNS® 430, and that device’s database history. Pilots can customize the aircraft tab by entering their aircraft’s make, model, tail number, year, serial number, and photo of their aircraft.

Fly.Garmin.com is available immediately to Garmin aviation customers in the US, UK, Ireland and France. In September, fly.Garmin.com will be available to the rest of Europe and also Australia.

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 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, GNS, SafeTaxi, FliteCharts, and G1000 are registered trademarks, and flyGarmin and fly.Garmin.com are trademarks 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. All statements regarding the company’s future product introductions are forward-looking statements. 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 29, 2007, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin’s Form 10-K can be downloaded 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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