United States Air Force selects Garmin® D2 Charlie aviator watch

Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced that the D2™ Charlie aviator watch has been selected by the
United States Air Force (USAF) for use by the pilots of the Lockheed U-2
aircraft. The high-sensitivity WAAS GPS-enabled D2 Charlie aviator watch
incorporates global navigation capability, rich and colorful moving maps
and more, providing pilots in the USAF with an exclusive, back-up
navigation timepiece in the cockpit.

“Garmin is honored to have been selected by the United States Air Force
to equip the men and women who fly one of the most iconic aircraft in
the history of aviation,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of
aviation sales and marketing. “The D2 Charlie aviator watch will be an
integral and functional part of the U-2 pilot’s toolkit.”

The U-2 is a versatile, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft that
is used for intelligence gathering, research and communication purposes.
The United States Air Force is expected to take delivery of over 100 D2
Charlie aviator watches for the specialized pilot group that flies the
Lockheed U-2 aircraft. With a service ceiling of 70,000 feet, the D2
Charlie will provide unique benefits such as barometric-based O2
alerting and GPS-specific features including track, distance to the next
waypoint, estimated time enroute and more.

Designed with pilots of varying backgrounds and missions, the D2 Charlie
aviator watch features a colorful, dynamic moving map which depicts
airports, navaids, roads, bodies of water, cities and more, offering
greater situational awareness. When the D2 Charlie is paired with Garmin
Connect™ on a connected mobile device, pilots can view weather radar on
top of the map display relative to flight plan information. Pilots can
also display estimated time enroute (ETE), universal coordinated time
(UTC) or other pilot-selectable data fields overtop the map so it’s easy
to monitor the progress of a flight and view pertinent flight
information simultaneously.

An advanced, standalone navigator, the D2 Charlie aviator watch
incorporates exclusive navigation functions and capabilities, including
dedicated direct-to and nearest buttons along the side of the bezel that
allow the user to easily build/modify flight plans. Airport information
pages display communication frequencies, runway information (including
dimensions and surface type), weather data and more for a specified
airport. The flight log page allows pilots to conveniently reference
recent flights at their wrist, displaying date, flight duration, total
distance and more of a particular flight. Additionally, improved flight
planning capabilities include the option to add multiple waypoints
within a single flight plan and the ability to navigate direct to any
waypoint in a flight plan.

D2 Charlie offers a bold design made of premium materials, including a
sapphire scratch-resistant crystal lens and a diamond-like carbon (DLC)
coated titanium bezel for improved durability. A sunlight-readable,
high-resolution color display with an LED backlight on the watch face
allows pilots to view data in most lighting conditions in the cockpit.
The D2 Charlie offers up to 20 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up
to 12 days in smartwatch mode.

Boasting a variety of connected features, the D2 Charlie merges style
and sophistication into a single timepiece. Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart
rate technology allows pilots to measure heart rate 24/7 alongside daily
activity tracking1. The D2 Charlie aviator watch also comes
preloaded with a full multisport toolset for running, golfing, cycling,
swimming, skiing and more. Water rated to 100 meters2, it can
also withstand swimming and other water activities. When paired with a
compatible smartphone, customers can also view phone calls, text and
email smart notifications3 at their wrist.

The D2 Charlie aviator watch with a leather wristband is available for a
retail price of $799 and $999 for the titanium edition. Both versions of
the D2 Charlie also come with a sporty silicone band. The D2 Charlie
aviator watch also comes with free lifetime aviation database updates.
For additional information, visit www.garmin.com/D2Charlie.

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
about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation.

For decades, 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
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin,
or youtube.com/garmin.

1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy for more details.

2 See Garmin.com/waterrating for more details.

3 When paired with compatible smartphone. See Garmin.com.ble
for more details.

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Garmin International Inc. Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200 [email protected]