Garmin® announces new global datalink weather, text and voice package and promotion

New Connext ® packages offer expanded value and increased flexibility for customers

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced expanded Connext weather and data service packages that
provide additional cost-effective pricing tiers offering all-inclusive
rate plans designed to suit operational needs for global weather and
connectivity. 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, qualifying
customers with a GSR 56 installed in their aircraft that do not
currently have an active subscription are eligible for a complimentary
three-month promotional service plan.

“Monitoring weather and staying connected is an integral part of flying
whether it’s local or transcontinental,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice
president of aviation sales and marketing. “The addition of these new
Connext service plans not only allow crew and passengers to utilize text
and voice capability, but help the flight crew make more strategic,
weather-related decisions while flying. These plans also provide a more
economical path to incorporate other value-added services such as
position and maintenance reporting, so customers can fully utilize their
GSR 56 in the most affordable way.”

A new, ‘Get Acquainted’ promotional rate plan provides qualified
customers with complimentary access to text and weather services for the
first three months. Once the promotional period expires, customers are
automatically enrolled into the Connext 150 service plan. For customers
who do not currently have active service, this new incentive offers an
even more cost-effective path to subscribing to the Connext weather and
data service packages via the GSR 56.

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

  • Garmin Connext Weather 150 $79.99 monthly2
  • Garmin Connext Weather 400 $174.99 monthly2
  • Garmin Connext Weather 800 (new rate plan) $249.99 monthly2

Each plan is tailored to the number of hours that pilots typically
operate throughout the year. For example, Connext Weather 150 is ideal
for customers that operate 150 hours or less per year 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 800 offers customers averaging 800 flight hours per year
access to worldwide weather updates at five-minute intervals. Connext
Weather 800 also includes 180 minutes of voice and 500 text messages per

With a compatible G1000® NXi integrated flight deck or GTN™
650/750 touchscreen navigator and the Flight Stream 510, customers
receive additional Connext service benefits. Flight Stream 510 is a
small MultiMediaCard (MMC) that enables communication between the G1000
NXi or GTN 650/750 and up to two compatible Apple mobile devices
operating Garmin Pilot™. With Flight Stream 510, customers can pair an
Apple mobile device operating Garmin Pilot to the G1000 NXi or GTN to
access text and voice services enabled by a GSR 56 satellite datalink3.
While in-flight and on the ground, pilots can quickly send and receive
text messages with a mobile device 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.

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

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to
OEM, aftermarket, military, and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio
includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an
expansive suite of ADS-B solutions, and other products and services that
are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information
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1 Customers in Brazil, please contact Garmin for plan

2 One-year subscription contract required, cancellation fees

3 Requires a GSR 56 Iridium datalink and a Connext service

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, G1000, and Connext are registered trademarks and GTN
and Garmin Pilot are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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