Garmin® introduces essential live services with the new 2017 Garmin Drive product line

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced an exciting update to the Garmin Drive™ product line –
easy-to-use portable navigation devices (PNDs) that now offer free live
services1, providing the freshest, most updated content with
industry-leading driver alerts to increase situational awareness and
encourage safer driving. The announcement reaffirms the company’s
commitment to refine and modernize PNDs with enhancements to its four
innovative models: Garmin Drive™, Garmin DriveSmart™, Garmin
DriveAssist™, and Garmin DriveLuxe™. The entry-level Garmin Drive™ 51/61
offers versatile driver alerts, while the Garmin DriveSmart™ 51/61 adds
smart connected features. Customers looking to record their drive can
step up to the camera-assisted Garmin DriveAssist™ 51, and users
favoring style can choose the premium Garmin DriveLuxe™ 51 with a sleek
metal design. The 2017 Garmin Drive product line is being showcased in
the Garmin booth (South Hall #35711) at this year’s Consumer Electronics
Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-8.

“Thanks to the enhanced feature set of our 2017 Drive navigators, it’s
easy to see how consumers can benefit and rely on them every time they
step in their vehicles,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
worldwide sales. “Free live parking and traffic, plus new travel
information lets drivers enjoy the actual ride and save precious time
when heading to work, driving on family road trips, or running errands.”

Like its predecessors, the new Garmin Drive navigators equally boast a
number of driver alerts. This includes warnings for upcoming sharp
curves, railroad or animal crossings, alerts for users driving the
wrong-way on a one-way street and more. Drivers also receive alerts for
red light cameras2, speed cameras and more. Garmin Real
Directions simplifies navigation by guiding drivers using
recognizable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. In addition, the
all-new Watch Link feature adds navigation to a driver’s wrist. Each
navigator in the 2017 product line may be paired with a Connect IQ-compatible
Garmin smartwatch, such as the new fēnix®5 (sold separately),
to provide helpful compass guidance from a parked vehicle to a
destination and back to the parked vehicle again.

The entry-level Garmin Drive 51/61 adds free real-time services,
such as live traffic1, for select models when wirelessly
paired with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. After pairing to a
smartphone, drivers can also enjoy live parking1 information
from Parkopedia®, the world’s leading parking service
provider. Parkopedia conveniently provides pricing and availability
trends for on-street public parking as drivers approach a destination.
Other real-time services such as LiveTrack1 allow drivers to
share their location with friends – a useful feature to track family
members or loved ones during a road trip. What’s more, every road trip
will benefit from the new preloaded TripAdvisor® data that
comes with all 2017 Drive models. Drivers can see ratings for popular
travel points of interest, such as hotels, restaurants and attractions.

The Garmin DriveSmart 51/61 boasts all of the features from the
entry-level Garmin Drive models, and adds built-in Wi-Fi® for
easier-than-ever map and software updates3 when connected to
a Wi-Fi home network. Customers can choose from a 5-inch model or the
new 6.95-inch edge-to-edge touchscreen that offers an impressive
high-resolution, easy-to-read display. Keeping drivers connected is an
essential asset of the Garmin DriveSmart series and is done through
hands-free Bluetooth® calling4, voice-activated
navigation, and smartphone pairing to receive text messages and app
alerts right on the navigation display.1

Garmin DriveAssist 51 builds on the Garmin DriveSmart feature set
and adds a built-in dash cam5 with audio recording to
continually record and save video footage on impact with the included
microSD card. The integrated camera enhances advanced driver awareness
alerts such as Forward Collision6 and Lane Departure Warnings.6
To take some of the guesswork out of navigating to new address
locations, Garmin Real Vision™ shows a live camera view on the display
with an arrow pointing out the specific destination. The “Go” Alert
notifies distracted drivers when standstill traffic ahead of their
vehicle begins to move. Garmin DriveAssist has the added benefit of
being a personal companion if users encounter an incident during a
drive. This model can send an automatic text6 to a friend and
provide them with the vehicle’s location. Additionally, the navigator’s
Travelapse™ feature can turn long hours of driving footage into a short
video recap of the adventure. By downloading the free Garmin VIRB®
app, drivers can create Travelapse videos and share them on social media.

The stylish Garmin DriveLuxe 51 is a premium navigator that
includes the full feature set offered in the Garmin DriveSmart series,
framed into a beautiful and sleek metal design. This refined navigator
is secured with a powered magnetic mount to easily stow and go.

The Garmin Drive lineup has models with various map regions, display
sizes, and navigation features. Suggested retail prices range from
$149.99 to $329.99. The Garmin Drive product line is expected to be
available in February of 2017. For more information, visit

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
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1 To receive live services and smart notifications on your navigator,
you must download the free Smartphone Link app. User’s data plan
charges, if any, will apply. Contact your mobile service provider
for more information about your service plan’s data and roaming
rates. Requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (sold separately).
2 Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions.
3 You will need a computer or Wi-Fi network with sufficient capacity
and a compatible operating system to update the software and maps on
your device. Connect to a home Wi-Fi network, or any public Wi-Fi
network that does not require web browser sign-in, then your
navigator’s home screen will show a prompt indicating there’s an
update available. Plug in your device into any outlet and let your
device update over Wi-Fi while it charges.

Requires Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (sold separately).

5 Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of the dash cam
feature. It is your responsibility to know and comply with
applicable laws and rights to privacy in jurisdictions where you
plan to use Garmin DriveAssist.

Certain conditions may impair the warning function. Visit
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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, fēnix, and VIRB are registered trademarks and Garmin
Drive, Garmin DriveSmart, Garmin DriveAssist, Garmin DriveLuxe, Garmin
Real Directions, Travelapse, ConnectIQ and Garmin Real Vision are
trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi® and the Wi-Fi logo
are registered trademarks of Wi-Fi Alliance. 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. ©2017 TripAdvisor LLC. All
rights reserved. Parkopedia Parking is the property and trademark of
Parkopedia Ltd.

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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