Introducing Garmin® Speak with Amazon Alexa – it’s what you love about Amazon Alexa, now in the vehicle

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the innovative Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa, the
first in-vehicle1 device to have hands-free access to the
Amazon Alexa voice service and industry-leading turn-by-turn GPS
navigation from Garmin. Alexa responses, including things like music and
audiobooks, stream right through a vehicle’s stereo. Customers that
already know and love Alexa will now benefit from using Amazon’s
cloud-based voice service in a device designed specifically for the car.

Want to stream the newest song from your favorite artist? Alexa can
easily search music by artist, title, or genre. As you listen to your
favorite tunes through the car’s speakers, your fuel light turns on. Not
a problem, simply ask Garmin Speak for directions to the nearest gas
station or any other destination using the simple phrase, “Alexa, ask
Garmin…” At just an inch and a half in size, the compact device features
an LED light ring and a bright OLED display showing lane guidance arrows
with spoken turn-by-turn directions to guide drivers to their
destination. Wondering what to pick up for dinner on your way home from
work? Just say, “Alexa, ask Garmin to find some barbeque.” Garmin Speak
unobtrusively secures to a vehicle’s windshield with a magnetic mount
for easy stow and go.

“We are excited to be the first to offer Garmin GPS navigation and
Amazon Alexa’s intuitive voice service in the new Garmin Speak,” said
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “The
interaction between the two technologies offers drivers a truly unique
opportunity to turn their words into actions while keeping both hands on
the wheel.”

“Our vision is that the Alexa service will be everywhere our customers
want it, including inside the car,” said Ned Curic, vice president of
automotive at Amazon Alexa. “Alexa on the Garmin Speak can help
customers with many things, like controlling their smart home from the
road, getting news or traffic, listening to Audiobooks, adding items to
a shopping list, and ordering dinner with just their voice.”

Garmin Speak users can ask the always-ready device a multitude of
requests that include news briefings, weather forecasts, sports stats,
and traffic. Customers can also enable interactive games to entertain
passengers on longer trips. Drivers can enjoy the convenience of asking
Alexa to remotely access smart home automation devices such as lights,
locks, and thermostats. Need to add milk to your shopping list on the
way to the grocery store? Simply ask Alexa or choose from thousands of
other skills in the Alexa Skills Store.

To begin using Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa, start by downloading the
free Garmin Speak app. Once Garmin Speak is synched with the app, it
will use the driver’s phone data connection to stream Alexa responses,
music and navigation through the vehicle’s audio system via Bluetooth®
or AUX connectivity (AUX cable sold separately). Thanks to Sensory’s
TrulyHandsfree Alexa trigger, Garmin Speak offers hands-free
phone support, including the ability to ignore or accept incoming calls,
so users can stash away their smartphones and keep their hands on the
steering wheel.

With a suggested retail price of $149.99, Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa
can now be ordered through Amazon or Best Buy. For more information,

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

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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1Drivers should focus on driving and only use the device when
safe to do so.

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 registered trademark and Garmin Speak and the
Garmin Speak app are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
Amazon, Alexa, and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc.
or its affiliates. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered
trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by
Garmin is under license. All rights reserved.

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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
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future events, or otherwise.



Garmin International Inc.Cesar A. Palacios, 913-397-8200 [email protected]