Garmin® Introduces Panoptix™ All-Seeing Sonar

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced Panoptix All-Seeing Sonar, a revolutionary sonar technology
that gives mariners the ability to see all around their boat in
real-time – forwards, backwards, sideways, and down – even while
stationary. Garmin Panoptix is a multi-beam transducer that utilizes a
phased-array scanning sonar technology, ideal for near-shore or
freshwater fishermen and previously only available in the offshore
commercial market.

“We believe Panoptix is going to revolutionize the way recreational
fishermen use sonar technology,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of
worldwide sales. “Never before have fishermen had the ability to see all
around their boat in real time. Available as a forward or down
transducer, Garmin Panoptix is sonar like you’ve never seen it before.”

Panoptix Forward Transducer

With Panoptix Forward, fishermen can see the bottom, structure, and fish
swimming around in front of the boat – in real time – even while
stationary. See what’s in front of the boat with the Panoptix Forward
Transducer using LiveVü Forward or RealVü 3D Forward modes.

LiveVü Forward provides a more live-video look that shows fish swimming
and moving toward or away from the boat. Updates are provided with a
single ping, providing real-time moving images of what’s in the water.
With LiveVü Forward, users can even cast a lure out and watch it as it’s
reeled back towards the boat right on the screen.

RealVü 3D Forward digitally scans the area in front of the boat,
creating a forward-looking 3D view of the bottom, structure and fish.
The user can control how quickly the forward area is scanned to provide
greater or less detail, making it very easy to identify where the fish
really are.

Panoptix Down Transducer

Panoptix Down provides a look at what’s swimming below the boat in any
direction – in real time – even while stationary. With a Panoptix Down
Transducer, fishermen can utilize three remarkable views: LiveVü Down,
RealVü 3D Historical or RealVü 3D Down.

LiveVü Down provides real-time moving sonar images below the boat. With
LiveVü Down, see small baitfish and large target fish swimming around
and pinpoint their distance left or right, and their depth.

RealVü 3D Historical gives the user a wealth of sonar data. It scrolls
through the data as the boat moves to show the history of entire water
columns – from the bottom to the surface and all of the fish in between.
Bottom contours and fish pop in vivid color in three dimensions.

RealVü 3D Down digitally scans the area below the boat from front to
back and side to side. A full 3D view of the area under the boat is
constructed, showing bottom contour changes, fish and structure, even
while stationary.

Both the PS31 Panoptix Forward Transducer and PS30 Panoptix Down
Transducer are equipped with an internal Attitude Heading Reference
System (AHRS) sensor that constantly adjusts sonar beams to compensate
for boat motion. They are compatible with Garmin’s GPSMAP®
7400/7600 series, GPSMAP 8000/8500 series and GPSMAP 7×1, 8×0, and 10×0
series chartplotters, as well as the echoMAP™ 70s and echoMAP 70dv. The
Panoptix Forward Transducer is available with an included trolling motor
mounting kit and a transom mounting kit, and the Panoptix Down
Transducer is sold with the transom mounting kit included.

Garmin Panoptix Forward and Down Transducers are expected to be
available in the spring of 2015 with a suggested retail price of
$1,499.99. For more information, including product images, screen shots,
and videos, visit

Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing
instrumentation and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability and ease-of-use.

For more than 25 years, 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.
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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 and GPSMAP are registered trademarks and Panoptix and
echoMAP are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International Inc.Carly Hysell, [email protected]