Garmin® GPSMAP® 695/696 with Georeferenced Charts

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Monday, July 26, 2010 3:00 am CDT

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OSHKOSH, Wis.

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"We constantly solicit customer feedback in order to make our products better, and these enhancements are a direct result of customers’ requests for georeferenced charts"

OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced new and enhanced chart capabilities for the GPSMAP 695/696. This top-of-the-line aviation portable will soon include georeferenced Garmin FliteCharts®. Customers also have the opportunity to immediately subscribe to and receive Garmin’s georeferenced ChartView powered by Jeppesen.

“We constantly solicit customer feedback in order to make our products better, and these enhancements are a direct result of customers’ requests for georeferenced charts,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “The 696 has a large, 7-inch portrait screen that is ideal for viewing an entire approach plate. Now, pilots will be able to see their aircraft’s exact position while monitoring other important information on the approach charts.”

Garmin FliteCharts is an electronic version of the National Aeronautical Navigation Services Charts (AeroNav Services), which was formerly NACO. FliteCharts lets pilots quickly find and view all AeroNav Services Departure Procedures (DP), Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs), approach charts, and airport diagrams. If the current approach is known, the GPSMAP 695/696 automatically selects the correct chart based on the flight plan. Pilots will have access to all approach plates currently published by AeroNav, which encompasses over 15,000 charts and over 2,900 airports in the U.S. FliteCharts updates are available from Garmin every 28 days, and the new georeferenced capability will be included with the regular updates.

ChartView brings an electronic version of Jeppesen’s extensive, worldwide library of JeppView charts and airport diagrams directly to the GPSMAP 695/696. ChartView displays approach charts, arrival and departure procedures, and airport diagrams. Updates are available from Jeppesen every 14 days.

The new georeferenced version of Garmin FliteCharts will be available in the fourth quarter 2010. FliteChart’s georeferenced support is included in the standard FliteChart update. ChartView is available immediately and will require a one-time additional $499 enabling key via fly.garmin.com, as well as the latest free device software. Additional information is available at www.fly.Garmin.com or www.garmin.com.

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, GPSMAP and FliteCharts are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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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 26, 2009, 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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Garmin International Inc.
Jessica Myers, 913-397-8200
media.relations@garmin.com

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