Garmin® announces the ultimate connected boating experience with the introduction of the ActiveCaptain mobile app

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced ActiveCaptain™, a free all-in-one mobile app for mariners that
delivers a seamless content management system with unlimited access to
cartography, automatic delivery of the latest software available,
off-vessel planning capabilities, connected services and so much more in
one simple, yet powerful application.

“ActiveCaptain blends features our customers know and love from our
existing apps – Garmin Helm™ and BlueChart® Mobile – and adds enhanced
connectivity, community and planning functionality for the ultimate
connected boat ecosystem,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
global consumer sales. “Staying connected on and off the water is
important to our customers, so we’re excited to deliver a one-app
approach that’ll keep them connected to their Garmin electronics,
cartography and the marine community.”

Whether out on the water or planning the next trip, mariners can utilize
the ActiveCaptain app as a one-stop-shop to manage their experiences
from nearly anywhere, including:

  • OneChart – Access, update and purchase maps and charts from the
    OneChart storefront from a mobile device at any time.
  • Smart Notifications – Stay connected to the world with calls,
    text messages and more shown on the chartplotter display while the
    phone is stowed away, safe and dry.
  • ActiveCaptain Community – See what others are saying with
    access to up-to-date feedback from the boating community on marinas,
    reported hazards and other POIs in the area.
  • Planning – Make, save and transfer routes and waypoints between
    the app and the chartplotter with zero button presses.1
  • Mobile Quickdraw Community – Easily upload and download the
    latest community-made Quickdraw™ Contours chart and map content.
  • Sync User Data – Automatically synchronize marked waypoints and
    routes between the app and chartplotter.
  • Over-the-Air Software Updates – Once the app is paired with the
    chartplotter, notifications and update details combined with seamless
    delivery eliminate the need to transport updates from desktops via an
    SD card.
  • View and Control – View and control your chartplotter from your
    smartphone or tablet from anywhere on the boat.

The ActiveCaptain app is available as a free download from either the
App Store or on Google Play. It’s compatible with a range of Garmin
chartplotters and MFDs, including the new ECHOMAP™ Plus 6cv, 7cv, 7sv
and 9sv; the new STRIKER™ Plus 7cv, 7sv and 9sv; as well as the GPSMAP®
7×2/9×2, 10×2/12×2, 7400/7600, 8000/8200 and the 8400/8600 series. To
learn more, visit

Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer2
and was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the third
consecutive year by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized
marine electronics company for support of products in the field.
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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1 Zero button presses applies to GPSMAP chartplotters only.
Based upon 2016 gross sales.

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, BlueChart and GPSMAP are registered trademarks and
ActiveCaptain, Garmin Helm, Quickdraw, ECHOMAP and STRIKER are
trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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 31, 2016, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at
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statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin
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forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise.



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