Introducing VIRB® X and VIRB XE, the Next Generation Action Cams from Garmin®

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the next generation of HD action cameras, VIRB X and VIRB XE.
Compact and capable of shooting rich, high-definition, wide-angle
footage, VIRB X and XE boast an all-new form factor allowing for more
mounting options. Waterproof to 50 meters, the updated camera design is
even more rugged, and doesn’t require an external case for underwater
shooting. In addition to enhanced video and audio modes, VIRB X and XE
boast a plethora of built-in sensors and wireless functionality options,
which can be utilized through the new G-Metrix™ feature for a wide array
of data overlays and a richer viewing experience. VIRB X and XE not only
provide the best user experience, but the best viewer experience as
well, no matter the activity. Whether users want to analyze their power
output by overlaying Vector™ data, show off high G-loading during an
aerobatic flight, re-live the runs made and vertical feet covered during
a powder day with the help of fēnix® 3, or see the acceleration and
highlight top speed on the racetrack, VIRB X and XE are the ultimate
action cams.

“With the updated design, enhanced recording options, built-in sensors
and the introduction of G-Metrix, VIRB X and XE represent a bold step
forward in the evolution of action cameras for consumers and
professionals alike,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
worldwide sales. “We are extremely excited to bring these cameras to
market, and see not only the content that users share, but also how far,
how fast, and how crazy their adventures really are.”

Designed for Action

Shooting rich, wide-angle footage, VIRB XE is designed to shoot
professional HD footage at 1440p/30fps and 1080p/60fps with super
slow-mo, image stabilization and different zoom levels. VIRB X shoots
crisp HD footage at 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps with slow-mo and zoom
options. With the still image sensor, both versions can capture sharp
still photos and photo bursts with up to 12MP image quality.
Additionally, VIRB XE has a Pro Mode with more advanced manual camera
adjustments such as white balance control, sharpness control, color
profile control, ISO limit and exposure bias.

Meant to withstand the toughest environments, both VIRB XE and VIRB X
are waterproof to 50 meters and don’t require an external case.
Featuring a hydrophobic, flat glass lens, underwater shots are crystal
clear while transitions in and out of the water are unobstructed by
droplets. With the updated design, VIRB X and XE boast a new microphone
for extremely clear audio, even underwater, and Bluetooth Audio
connectivity for Bluetooth-enabled headsets or microphones. VIRB X and
XE also have improved, more professional and secure mounts with a
non-slip allen head tightening system, allowing maximum torque for
impact and vibration resistance.

VIRB X and XE are equipped with a variety of built-in sensors, and the
ability to connect wirelessly to even more through Bluetooth, ANT+ and
Wi-Fi, so users are recording more than just video. With G-Metrix, VIRB
X and XE utilize internal sensors like the high-sensitivity GPS,
accelerometer and gyroscope, and compatible devices and accessories like
an HRM-Run, fēnix 3 multisport watch or Vector power meter to track
movements in real time and capture more performance data. Additionally
VIRB X and XE are compatible with Bluetooth-enabled OBD tools to capture
true vehicle data like speed, RPM and throttle position.

Through the built-in Wi-Fi, users can now connect VIRB X and XE to the
VIRB Mobile app on both smartphones and tablets. With VIRB Mobile, users
can get a live stream of video to setup shots and see what’s being
recorded, control and view multiple cameras, or even quickly edit and
overlay G-Metrix data, making it easier than ever to upload and share
video content. Additionally, when connected to the mobile app, users
will never lose their camera with the VIRB tracking feature, which
records the last known GPS position of the camera for easy recovery.

Compact and Easy to Use

With the updated form factor, VIRB X and XE take the guesswork out of
using action cameras and capturing great video. A high-contrast 1”
display allows for fast and straightforward camera configuration, and
with one-touch controls, users can easily wake the device and start and
stop recording with a simple switch. There is also a dedicated photo
button to take stills at any time, even while the camera is recording.

Using removable and rechargeable batteries, VIRB X and XE can get up to
2 hours of battery life at 1080p and store video and data on microSD
cards. The cameras also feature weatherproof contacts for rugged
charging and powering on the go.

Editing Made Simple

VIRB Edit™, Garmin’s free desktop editing software, can automatically
generate great, ready-to-share videos with the G-Metrix data collected
by VIRB. Or, users can choose manual controls to review and edit
footage, adjust the G-Metrix data gauges and add music. Using the GPS
timestamp, VIRB Edit can also automatically sync footage from multiple
cameras for seamless angle switching in multi-camera compilation edits.
Users will even be able to create custom performance gauges and graphs
for a more unique video. The VIRB Mobile app can also be used for quick
edits, or while on the go, on both smartphones and tablets. With the
app, users can quickly cut footage, overlay MotionMetrix gauges and add
music, which makes uploading and sharing content faster and more

VIRB X and XE will be available for purchase in summer 2015. VIRB X will
have a suggested retail price of $299.99, and VIRB XE will have a
suggested retail price of $399.99.

VIRB X and XE are the latest solutions from Garmin’s expanding outdoor
segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to
enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching,
golfing, dog training, or capturing it all on VIRB action cameras,
Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor
enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other
outdoor products and services, go to, and

For over 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and 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
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About Garmin

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, fēnix and VIRB are registered trademarks and VIRB Edit,
G-Metrix HRM-Run, Vector and ANT+ are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its

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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 27, 2014, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at
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future events, or otherwise.

FCC Notice:

VIRB X and XE have not been authorized as required by the rules of the
Federal Communications Commission. These devices are not, and may not
be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is


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