Garmin® Adds GNXTM Wind to Its Sailing Instrument Lineup

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced the GNX Wind, a NMEA® 2000 compatible marine instrument that
provides sailors important wind and boat data needed to make confident
decisions on the water. The GNX Wind can display two data fields along
with a dedicated digital wind rose simultaneously, so sailors can
quickly and easily see true and apparent wind data, steering guidance,
boat speed and more. With wireless compatibility, the GNX Wind can also
pair with compatible wireless devices including the new quatix 3 GPS
marine smartwatch.

“Garmin’s GNX instrument series is known for readability and
customization, and the GNX Wind encompasses both at an affordable
price,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “With
its intuitive presentation, NMEA 2000 support, and wireless connectivity
capabilities, the GNX Wind gives sailors the data they need most with
unlimited expandability.”

Featuring an anti-fog, glass-bonded backlit monochrome LCD display, the
GNX Wind instrument is highly visible no matter the environment. Large,
easy-to-read black digits are displayed on white background, and if a
different backlight color is desired, the display can be tailored with
multiple background colors, all of which match colors found on the GNX
20 marine instrument. With fully customizable user profiles, the GNX
Wind screen layout can be configured to the user’s preferred settings.
More than 15 configurations are available that feature important marine
parameters such as wind, speed, and navigation.

Intuitive and easy to read, the GNX Wind provides spatial awareness with
its dedicated wind rose that shows true and apparent wind
simultaneously. The display has a dedicated location for each function,
so data is easily interpreted. Boat speed is shown in the lower left;
wind speed in the upper left; and the wind rose on the right. Thanks to
the new Steer Pilot feature, the GNX Wind also helps users better
determine how to steer in all situations based on information provided
by connected sensors – users simply follow the needle.

The GNX Wind can be flush- or flat-mounted and boasts low power
consumption, perfect for sailboats. Only .35 watts is consumed during
the day with no backlight, and .4 watts is used at night when only a
mid-level backlight is required. This allows for more time on the water
without running the motor or generator for extended periods of time.

The GNX Wind is expected to be available in Q1 2016 with a suggested
retail price of $499.99. It will also be included in a GNX Wired Sail
Pack that will retail for $1599.99. For more information, visit

Recently, Garmin was named Manufacturer of the Year and received the
honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics
field by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). 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 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
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FCC Notice:

GNX Wind has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal
Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered
for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

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Garmin International Inc.Carly Hysell, [email protected]