Garmin Developer Virtual Conference set for October 13

Interactive global event highlights new Connect IQ and Garmin Connect integrations and features

OLATHE, Kan./Sept. 28, 2021/Business Wire – Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it will host its Garmin Developer Virtual Conference (GDVC) on Oct. 13, 2021 in an all-online format for the second year in a row. The free global event is designed to offer current and future Garmin developers from all over the world an in-depth look into the latest Connect IQ™, Garmin Connect™ and ANT® updates, features and programs—while offering exclusive insights into sport, fitness and outdoor technology trends from industry leaders and Garmin experts and engineers.

“As one of the fastest growing smartwatch companies in the world, we believe the opportunities to create exciting new customer experiences within the Garmin developer ecosystem truly are limitless,” said Joe Schrick, Garmin vice president fitness segment. “We are excited to share the newest technology and tools designed to aid in application development with our global developer community.”

Whether a beginner or an expert, developers will appreciate learning what is possible with Garmin’s programs and platforms. The daylong event will feature virtual breakout sessions, a keynote from leading fitness and sports industry blogger DC Rainmaker, and interactive Q&A with Garmin developers, business leaders and product experts in running, cycling, diving, golfing, adventure racing and advanced wellness monitoring. 

The event kicks off with the State of the Union session, which will only be available for livestreaming. Register to attend the 2021 GDVC here, and be sure to join our mailing list to receive developer insights and updates.

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Other Garmin fitness brands include Firstbeat Analytics™ and Tacx® – a market leader and manufacturer of indoor bike trainers, accessories and indoor training software and applications. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at, email [email protected], and connect with us at,,,, or

About Garmin Connect IQ

Connect IQ is the app system for Garmin wearables, bike computers, and outdoor handhelds. Connect IQ allows developers to create on-device solutions for Garmin users. Developers use the Connect IQ SDK to develop apps, and then upload their creations to the Connect IQ store. From there, millions of Garmin users can browse thousands of apps including Starbucks, Spotify®, and Amazon Music for download to their Connect IQ compatible device.

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, ANT and Tacx are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries, and Connect IQ, Garmin Connect and Firstbeat Analytics are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries

SPOTIFY and the Spotify logo are among the registered trademarks of Spotify AB. Amazon Music and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates. Starbucks is a registered trademark of Starbucks Corporation. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. 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 26, 2020, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


Krista Klaus
Garmin International, Inc.
Phone | 913-397-8200
E-Mail | [email protected]

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