Garmin® introduces new subscriptions for cost-effective datalink weather, text and voice

New feature-rich Connext ® services offer global aircraft connectivity solutions

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced expanded Connext weather and data service packages that
provide new, cost-effective pricing tiers that offer all-inclusive rate
plans designed to suit pilots’ flying needs for global weather and
connectivity. Based on annual aircraft utilization, two new rate plans
are available, each combining continuous weather updates, voice calling
and unlimited text messaging. Aircraft equipped with the GSR 56
satellite datalink transceiver and compatible avionics can take
advantage of these new rate plans starting as low as $79.99 per month.
Additionally, promotional pricing for the GSR 56 is also extended to
aircraft owners who have a GTN™ 650/750, offering significant savings
for a limited time.

“Monitoring weather and staying connected has become an important part
of the flying experience,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of
aviation sales and marketing. “With the new Connext weather, text and
voice service plans, pilots now have affordable access to global weather
products and easy ways for crew and/or passengers to stay in touch with
those on the ground while in-flight.”

New affordable subscriptions

For both new and existing customers, cost-effective rate plans are
available for the GSR 56 satellite datalink transceiver and are
applicable to a wide range of operators around the world1.
Voice calling and unlimited text messaging accompany worldwide weather
data in two packages, which are tailored to how frequent customers fly.
Recreational flyers and corporate operators with a GSR 56 can take
advantage of new all-inclusive plans below:

Garmin Connext Weather 150 $79.99 monthly2

Garmin Connext Weather 400 $174.99 monthly2

Each plan is tailored to the number of hours that pilots typically
operate throughout the year. For example, Connext Weather 150 is
designed for customers that operate 150 hours per year or less and
provides worldwide weather updates at 10-minute intervals. This package
also includes 30 minutes of voice per month and unlimited text
messaging. Connext Weather 400 offers customers averaging 400 flight
hours per year access to worldwide weather at five-minute request
intervals, the maximum available. Connext Weather 400 also adds
unlimited voice usage and unlimited text messaging. Operators are
protected from extraneous overage fees as Garmin will monitor customer
usage to ensure they are enrolled in the most appropriate plan. For
customers with additional weather, text and voice needs, contact Garmin
for additional plan information.

Promotional GSR 56 pricing

Customers who own or install a GTN 750 or GTN 650 can take advantage of
a new promotion that offers significant savings when a new GSR 56 is
purchased with a new Connext data subscription. Now through December 31,
2016 customers who purchase any one of the data plans listed above, can
purchase a new GSR 56 with a Flight Stream 510 for $9,9953,
offering a savings of over $1,800. See a Garmin Authorized Dealer for
additional details.

Promotional credit for existing GSR 56 owners with a new subscription

Owners of aircraft with an existing GSR 56 that has not had
an active subscription for the last 6 months, can receive a three-month
account credit upon completion of a, 12-month subscription contract when
taking advantage of these new data plans. Customers must subscribe on or
before December 31st, 2016 to be eligible for the Promotional Credit.

Even better with Flight Stream 510

With a GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator and the newly announced Flight
Stream 510, customers receive additional connectivity benefits. Flight
Stream 510 is a small, patented Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®-enabled
MultiMediaCard (MMC) that enables communication between the GTN 650/750
and two compatible Apple or Android mobile devices operating Garmin
Pilot. With Flight Stream 510, customers can pair an Apple mobile device
operating Garmin Pilot to the GTN to access text and voice services
enabled by a GSR 56 datalink4. While in-flight and on the
ground, pilots can quickly send and receive text messages with a mobile
device using a familiar conversation format and conveniently utilize the
phone’s existing contact database. Similarly, customers can initiate
phone calls on an Apple mobile device within Garmin Pilot, so it’s
easier to complete phone calls over a headset while in flight. Enhancing
its wireless capabilities, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity is specifically
for Database Concierge wireless database transfer and Bluetooth allows
for a wide variety of additional capabilities, including flight plan
transfer to/from the GTN 650/750.

The new Connext service plans for the GSR 56 datalink transceiver are
expected to be available in August. To subscribe to any one of these
plans, visit:
For additional information, contact Garmin Aviation Services at
+1-866-739-5687 or [email protected].

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1 Customers in Brazil, please contact Garmin for plan
2 One-year subscription contract required,
cancellation fees apply
3 Suggested retail price
Requires a GSR 56 Iridium datalink and a Connext service plan

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Garmin International Inc.Jessica Koss, 913-397-8200 [email protected]