Garmin® introduces ECHOMAP Plus chartplotter/sonar combos, updates and expands capabilities of its popular series

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the ECHOMAP™ Plus series, its next generation of chartplotters
and sonar combination units with industry-leading features for both
saltwater and inland anglers and boaters. Building on the success of its
predecessor series, ECHOMAP CHIRP, the new ECHOMAP Plus features
powerful sonar capabilities, preloaded charts and mapping, and built-in
Wi-Fi® for access to the new Garmin ActiveCaptain™ marine app for the
ultimate connected boating experience.

“The ECHOMAP series has been popular since its introduction nearly five
years ago,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer
sales. “We’ve taken the proven design of these all-in-one combos and
have given them exciting new functionality to meet the demands of
today’s angler, including keyed-assist touchscreens and connectivity
capabilities. Whether you’re trolling for Mahi or targeting bass, the
ECHOMAP Plus series has you covered.”

Available in a range of display sizes to accommodate nearly every boat
and budget, the Plus series features a bright, sunlight-readable 4-, 6-,
7- or 9-inch display. The 6-inch units are new to the ECHOMAP series and
are larger with more pixels and easier to read than previous 5-inch
models. The ECHOMAP Plus series also offers the convenience of a new
keyed-assist touchscreen on the 7- and 9-inch units, which gives users
quick access to the features they use most.

Staying connected on and off the water is easier than before with the
ECHOMAP Plus series. Thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi1, anglers
can take advantage of the free all-in-one Garmin ActiveCaptain mobile
app that creates a simple yet powerful connection between a compatible
mobile device and an ECHOMAP Plus. Use the ActiveCaptain app to access,
update and purchase maps and charts from the OneChart™ storefront on a
mobile device anytime, and reference the ActiveCaptain community for
marina and other points of interest details, access to Quickdraw™
Community data and more. ActiveCaptain also provides smart notifications2
directly to the plotter/combo, over-the-air software updates, off-vessel
planning capabilities and so much more.

These new connectivity features make it possible for anglers to purchase
the latest map and study it to plan their next trip all before stepping
foot on the boat. Once the ECHOMAP Plus is powered on, the maps and
charts will be instantly available, and the user can rest assured that
the software will always be up to date with the latest feature
improvements from Garmin before heading out for the day.

For crystal-clear scanning of fish and structure, the ECHOMAP Plus
offers built-in CHIRP traditional sonar and CHIRP ClearVü™ and SideVü
scanning sonar. Instead of just sending one single frequency, CHIRP
sends a continuous sweep of frequencies and interprets them individually
upon their return, creating crisper fish arches with better target
separation. For anglers who want to see objects and structure below the
boat, ClearVü provides a nearly photographic view with excellent
resolution and target separation in both freshwater and saltwater. The
ECHOMAP Plus “sv” models also add SideVü scanning for customers who want
to see what’s located on both sides of the boat.

All 7- and 9-inch Plus units provide support for all Garmin Panoptix™
all-seeing sonar transducers, so anglers can see real-time sonar imagery
at video-like speed. Panoptix shows an image of fish swimming and moving
toward or away from the boat – even while stationary – in real time and
up to 100 feet away. A free software update planned for Q1 2018 will
also enable the 7- and 9-inch ECHOMAP Plus units to share user and sonar
data between devices.

Available with preloaded cartography for coastal or fresh waters, the
new ECHOMAP Plus units feature built-in BlueChart® g2 charts, U.S. or
Canada LakeVü™ HD maps. U.S. LakeVü is an extensive database of more
than 17,000 inland lakes, reservoirs and rivers that includes over
13,000 lakes with high-definition 1-foot contours. Canada LakeVü
features more than 13,500 lakes, 4,800 of which have 1-foot contours.

The new ECHOMAP Plus series will be available in Q4 2017, with suggested
retail prices ranging from $199.99 to $1099.99. For more information,

Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer3
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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1The 4-inch models do not include Wi-Fi.
paired with a compatible mobile device.
3Based on 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 and BlueChart are registered trademarks and ECHOMAP,
ActiveCaptain, OneChart, Quickdraw, ClearVü, Panoptix and LakeVü are
trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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