Garmin® Offers the Complete System with New Boating Peripherals

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a wide range of
marine peripherals that can enhance safety and the enjoyment of boaters’
time on the water. The peripherals include next-generation radars, a
series of new wind transducers and a fully integrated in-boat audio

“There are so many integral marine electronics that offer valuable
information to the boater and help make the boating experience an
enjoyable one,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales.
“Today, yacht captains looking to improve their situational awareness
can take advantage of our new radomes. Sailors wanting to gain a
tactical advantage in a regatta will gravitate to our state-of-the-art
wind transducers. And just about anyone looking for that on-the-water
soundtrack will enjoy our fully integrated in-boat audio system.”

GMR 18/24 xHD

Garmin is proud to introduce next-generation, 4kW high-definition dome
radars, GMR™ 18 xHD and 24 xHD. Integrating a dynamic new look and
implementing intuitive open-array features into a dome, the GMR 18 xHD
and 24 xHD provide a clearer picture and make operation and settings
simple to understand and use.

The GMR 18 xHD and 24 xHD boast a greater performance and higher
resolution than the previous series of Garmin dome radars. Now, with a
max speed of 48 rpm and auto adjustment based on range, the boater will
receive faster returns to help better understand surroundings and avoid
collisions. Also, with new Dynamic Auto Gain and Dynamic Sea Filter, the
radars continuously adjust to surroundings and provide optimal
performance in varying conditions.

With a range of 48 nautical miles, the GMR 18 xHD and 24 xHD offer dual
range operation that allows for a split-screen display of near and far
radar views. And now with vibrant 8-bit color, the boater gets a more
accurate representation of what obstructions or weather patterns may be
on the horizon.

Garmin Meteor 300 Audio System

Bring music on the water with the fully integrated, in-boat audio
system, Garmin Meteor™ 300. With an intuitive user-interface and
seamless Garmin integration into the boat’s helm, Garmin Meteor 300 is a
multi-zone audio black box solution that is a must-have for full, rich

If moving around the boat, Garmin Meteor 300 provides the unique feature
of Bluetooth® wireless streaming and control. This allows the boater to
move freely while actively maintaining a connection for music streaming
and accessibility. When at the helm and with compatible chartplotter,
the boater is provided flexible configuration of the media bar, button
and full screen virtual device. Album art is also available that allows
the boater to visually determine what music can be played.

Garmin Meteor 300 is a multimedia audio solution that provides access
and control to media from the convenience of a Garmin chartplotter.
Meteor 300 offers a sleek docking station accessory that is designed to
charge and protect smartphones and media devices from the boating

An optional remote control is offered for installation away from the
helm that controls the media box and displays NMEA 2000® data such as
wind direction, depth, water temperature and more.

At launch, Garmin Meteor 300 will be compatible with the GPSMAP® 500 and
700 series, GPSMAP 6000 and GPSMAP 7000 series with future expansion to
other series of Garmin chartplotters.

gWind Series

The new series of Garmin wind products enable Garmin or Nexus® users to
integrate superiorly designed products seamlessly into a pre-existing
system. With a simple plug-and-play installation and leveraging a unique
design, the new gWind™ Series provides more accurate wind data than ever

The gWind Series consists of the gWind, a wired version of the wind
transducer; gWind Wireless, a wireless transducer that provides easy
installation and doesn’t require running cables up the mast; and gWind
Race, a solution for competitive sailors that includes a 3’ straight
pole that raises the wind transducer above the mast for reduced

The twin fin design of the gWind Series yields extremely accurate wind
data even with low wind speed. A slight angle to the twin fins provides
stability for the sensor. With the integration of a propeller, the gWind
series provides better accuracy and efficiency with light wind.

Integral to the system is the GND™ 10, a black box bridge for critical
NMEA 2000 data and the Nexus Network which enables Garmin chartplotter
users to utilize Nexus sail equipment and vice versa. The GND 10 is easy
to install and offers a plug-and-play experience to the boater.

The new GMR 18 xHD and 24 xHD, Garmin Meteor 300 and the gWind Sensors
will be available Q1 of 2014. For additional information about the GMR
radars, Garmin Meteor and gWind Sensors, visit

Garmin’s marine business segment is a leading provider of navigation and
communication equipment to retail and OEM customers. Garmin’s portfolio
includes the industry’s most sophisticated array of chartplotters and
touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar, high-definition radar,
autopilot, high-resolution mapping, sailing instrumentation and other
products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and

About Garmin International Inc.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN),
the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of
companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications – most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM
applications. A component of the S&P 500 index, Garmin Ltd. is
incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located
in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more
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