Garmin®Simplifies Searching, Sending and Navigating to Locations through Google Maps
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced that users can now send locations found on Google Maps™, an innovative online mapping service, directly to their Garmin personal navigation device.
“Given the amount of time we all spend at a computer or in our cars, teaming with Google Maps gives users the versatility of planning their travels at their keyboard in addition to their Garmin device,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “There’s no need to waste time printing, scribbling or e-mailing locations and directions when you can use Google Maps to search for and save everything you need with just a couple of clicks.”
The process is quick and easy. Users begin by searching Google Maps for a specific business or a broader category – “Kansas City barbecue,” for example – and the results will appear on a map. The desired location can then be saved directly to the Garmin device through the Send-to function. This reduces delays, including delays that can be caused by intermediary software, so that users can immediately resume their search for more places or get in their car and go.
"This is part of our ongoing effort to connect Google services like Google Maps with Garmin products,” explained Giorgio Scherl, a product manager for Google. “We continue to add progressive features, such as user-generated content, to make Google Maps more compelling and useful in an increasingly mobile world.”
The Send-to-Garmin feature is available at Google Maps, as of April 1. Garmin will have information about Google Maps and other new announcements available at garmin.com and at its CTIA Wireless trade show booth (#6639) in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 1-3, 2008.To learn more about using the new Send-to-Garmin feature, visit www.garmin.com and www.garmin.blogs.com.
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 is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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