Garmin® earns top NMEA honors and eight product awards

Named Manufacturer of the Year for the third consecutive year

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced that it was named Manufacturer of the Year for the
third consecutive year, an honor given to the most recognized company in
the marine electronics field for its support of products in the field,
voted on by members of the National Marine Electronics Association
(NMEA®). Garmin also dominated the NMEA’s Product of Excellence Awards
with eight wins in the following categories: radar, autopilot,
multi-function display (MFD), mobile application—aid to navigation,
mobile application—utility, fishfinder, AIS, and multimedia
entertainment. The honors were announced at the prestigious 2017 NMEA
Convention held last week in Bellevue, Wash., Sept. 26-28.

“As the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1,
we’re honored to again be recognized by the industry for our continued
commitment to design, manufacture, sell and support industry-leading
products,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president global consumer sales.
“We are incredibly proud and humbled by these recognitions and we look
forward to continuing to move the marine industry forward by delivering
first-class hardware, software and support.”

For the second year in a row, Garmin won the MFD category for its GPSMAP

, a 24-inch all-in-one touchscreen chartplotter that boasts the
highest screen resolution on the market. The GPSMAP 8624 comes preloaded
with both BlueChart® g2 coastal and LakeVü HD inland maps,
and is fully network compatible for support of radar, autopilot,
instruments, multiple screens, sensors, remote sonar modules, digital
switching, thermal cameras, and more.

FUSION®, a Garmin brand, also received consecutive honors in
the multimedia entertainment category, this year for the AV755 Marine
Stereo System
, a NMEA 2000-certified marine-ready DVD/CD player with
Bluetooth® connectivity that can be controlled from a compatible MFD.

For five years running, Garmin received the top spot in the autopilot
category, this year for its GHP Reactor™ Hydraulic Autopilot with
. The GHP Reactor was Garmin’s first recreational autopilot
system to utilize AHRS technology and boasts the usability, installation
flexibility, and many other features that prove to be valuable for any

The new Fantom™ 24 radome with MotionScope™ technology
took top honors in the radar category. The Fantom radars use Doppler
processing and have revolutionized the way mariners use radar, as its
MotionScope technology instantly detects and highlights targets in
different colors as they move toward or away from the boat, helping to
identify collision threats faster.

Smartphone applications are essential tools for mariners in today’s
connected world, and Garmin’s mobile app offerings were once again
recognized. Garmin BlueChart Mobile, a route planning application
with streaming weather capabilities, was named the best mobile
application aid to navigation; and Garmin Helm™, an application
that allows mariners to view and control their chartplotter from a
smartphone or tablet, won for mobile application utility.

Other Garmin products honored include the GSD™ 26 black-box
sounder with broadband spread-spectrum signal technology in the
fishfinder category, and the AIS 600, a blackbox transceiver that
sends and receives vessel information and AIS target data in the AIS

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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1Based upon 2016 reported 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, GPSMAP, BlueChart and Fusion are registered trademarks
and GHP Reactor, Fantom, MotionScope, Garmin Helm and GSD are trademarks
of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license.

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