Garmin® Introduces Enhanced nüvi® 2×5 Series, Bringing More Features, Options to Affordable Navigation

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today
announced the next evolution of the nüvi 200 series, the entry-level
favorites in Garmin’s popular nüvi line. The low-priced nüvi 2×5 models,
a family of new products introduced at CeBIT, improve upon the features
of their 200-series predecessors while providing the opportunity to add
top-of-the-line features such as improved mapping and routing features,
faster satellite acquisition, navigation by photos, FM traffic updates
or dynamic content from MSN Direct.

“The nüvi 2×5 products allow us to meet and exceed the basic needs of
the budget-minded consumer while giving them further opportunity to
expand,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales.
“By making traffic and MSN Direct content accessible with our most basic
nüvi models, the choice is truly in the buyer’s hands. Pick a price, and
there’s your nüvi.”

As portable and powerful as ever, the nüvi 2×5 models are available in
vibrant 4.3” or 3.5” screens with an all new shaded elevation mapping
display. Using Garmin’s unique Web site — Garmin Connect Photos — users
can choose from millions of geo-located photos provided by Google’s
Panoramio photo sharing community and download them to the nüvi for a
richer navigation experience using pictures as a guide. The nüvi 2×5
series features a fast 333 Mhz Microprocessor which greatly enhances the
map drawing and routing capability. In addition, satellite reception is
even faster than before thanks to Garmin’s new HotFixTM feature which
automatically calculates and stores critical satellite information and
can use that information to quickly calculate a position without waiting
for data collection from the satellites.

The nüvi 255 and 255W will be available in versions that include
comprehensive coverage of North America, Europe, Australia or New
Zealand. The nüvi 255 and 255W models for North America, Australia or
New Zealand announce street names in their voice prompts, advising you
to “Turn right on Walnut Street” rather than just saying “Turn right in
500 feet.” The nüvi 205 and 205W will be available in versions that
offer mapping choices such as the contiguous United States, Canada or
regional sections of Europe.

In addition, each nüvi 2×5 comes standard with the popular “Where am I?”
feature. At any time, with a single tap of the screen, drivers can
display their exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest
address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and
gas stations.

When used with an optional receiver, each nüvi 2×5 can display important
updated information from Traffic Message Channel or MSN Direct. The
enhanced dynamic content from the second generation of the MSN Direct
network includes updated information about traffic conditions, fuel
prices, weather reports, movie listings, headline news items, stock
listings, local events and custom locations sent directly from Windows
Live Local. After the introductory trial period with MSN Direct, owners
can re-subscribe for $49.95 a year, or a one-time charge of $129.95. For
more information on MSN Direct services and coverage areas, visit

For information about pricing and availability, go to

About Garmin International Inc.

Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:GRMN)
group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells
navigation, communication and information devices and applications —
most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in
consumer and general aviation navigation and its products serve the
automotive/mobile, outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation markets. 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
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and
nüvi are registered trademarks, and Garmin Lock and Garmin Travel Guide
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.

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