Garmin® Introduces Multi-Mode nüvi® 500 Series for Rugged Navigation

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a new series of
personal navigators that combine cutting edge navigation features with
outdoor recreation navigation capabilities. With one touch, the nüvi 500
transitions between driving, bicycling, boating or walking mode, while
boasting sought-after features such as routing capabilities, improved
mapping and water-proof hardware.

“This multi-mode nüvi is the ultimate device for those seeking portable
navigation in the car and in the great outdoors,” said Dan Bartel,
Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “This product allows us to
combine features from several of our most popular automotive and outdoor
navigators into one compact unit. From weekend trips to the lake, to a
hike around the trail, nüvi 500 is ideal for people seeking automotive
and recreational navigation in one dynamic device.”

Drive, hike, bike or boat with this portable and rugged unit – the nüvi
500 is pre-loaded with both road maps and U.S. topographic maps. For use
in and out of the car, simply touch the usage mode indicator located at
the top of the home screen to change between driving, bicycling, boating
or walking mode.

Get turn-by-turn directions, look up restaurants, and download geocaches
from with this versatile series. Ready for the great
outdoors, the nüvi 500 models display shaded digital elevation mapping
on the 3.5” water-proof touchscreen. This series comes standard with a
compass page, track log and a removable, rechargeable battery for
extended outdoor use. With one tap of the screen, users can also see
their exact location with Garmin’s “Where Am I?” feature. In addition,
with Garmin Connect Photos, users can choose from millions of
geo-located photos provided by Google’s Panoramio photo sharing
community to provide photo navigation by land or water.

When loaded with optional BlueChart® g2 Vision, and Inland Lake Vision
marine cartography, the nüvi 500 series is great on the water, providing
detailed chart-specific information, spot soundings, intertidal zones,
wrecks, port plans, restricted areas and more.

For a scenic road trip, the nüvi 500 series comes preloaded with the
Historic Route 66 map guide developed by MAD MAPS. This route spans from
Chicago to Los Angeles, while highlighting specific points of interest
associated with Route 66 along the way.

The nüvi 500 comes preloaded with detailed street and topographic
mapping for the lower 48 U.S. states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The nüvi
550 boasts comprehensive street map coverage of the U.S. and Canada.
When either model is used with an optional receiver, users can receive
important updated information from Traffic Message Channel or MSN
Direct. The dynamic content from the MSN Direct network includes traffic
conditions, fuel prices, weather reports, movie listings, headline news,
stock updates and local events. A scooter mount will come standard in
select European markets and sold as an optional accessory elsewhere.

Information about pricing and availability can be found at

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
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, nüvi
and BlueChart are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its

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