Press Release

Introducing the Garmin eLog™, a subscription-free, FMCSA-compliant ELD for truck drivers

May 10, 2017 7:00 AM EDT

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Garmin eLog™ Compliant ELD – a sleek, easy-to-use, hours-of-service (HOS) electronic logging device (ELD) designed to be used by drivers who are currently required to prepare HOS records of duty status (RODS) in compliance with recent amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), commonly known as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ELD mandate. The Garmin eLog is easy to install and setup and comes with the benefit of having no subscription fees. The versatile device is equipped with an adaptor that supports 9-pin J1939 and 6-pin J1708 diagnostic ports to fit nearly any truck. Truckers can easily download the free Garmin eLog™ App to a compatible smartphone1 to complete their ELD compliance solution. Once downloaded, RODS are securely stored in the driver’s smartphone with the option to share Garmin eLog data for inspection purposes.

“The Garmin eLog automatically prepares and stores hours-of-service and records of duty status with no subscription fees giving truckers one less thing to worry about when they’re on the road,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Users are now getting a solution for ELD compliance that is both flexible and simple to use.”

With the Garmin eLog, truckers can rest assured as the ELD automatically prepares RODS and provides drivers with easy access to their duty status and remaining driving hours. Additionally, the ELD securely stores RODS locally to the truck driver’s smartphone. A USB port connection is also built into the hardware to allow for easy inspections and retrievals of any ELD data.

The Garmin eLog is compatible with the Garmin dēzl™ 570, 770, or dēzlCam™ trucking navigators to receive all the new benefits offered by the ELD right on the navigation display screen. This convenient pairing eliminates the need for truckers to glance at a smartphone for ELD data, and leaves information stored securely on the navigation device instead of the smartphone.

In addition, the Garmin eLog will soon include Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR), International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) logs, and have the ability to transfer RODS seamlessly via Bluetooth® technology.

The Garmin eLog Compliant ELD is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2017 with a suggested retail price of $249.99. For more information, visit

The Garmin eLog Compliant ELD is the latest from the consumer automotive and camera segment of Garmin, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. The company’s user-friendly navigation and action camera solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving and outdoor living.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation, advancements with camera solutions, wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at,, or

1Compatible with Android and Apple® mobile devices with Bluetooth® BT and GPS capability.

NOTICE: This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, until authorization is obtained.

About Garmin International Inc.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries and is registered in one or more countries, including the U.S. Garmin eLog, dēzl and dēzlCam are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license.

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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 31, 2016, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at 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.



Garmin International Inc. Cesar A. Palacios, 913-397-8200