Garmin® selected as Official Supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race

Garmin International, Inc. today announced that it has been selected as
an official supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018. As an official
supplier, Garmin’s flagship waterproof1 action cameras, the
VIRB® 360 and VIRB Ultra 30, will be used by all seven teams competing
in the 45,000-mile race around the world to capture high-quality video
that can be easily edited and shared with race fans around the globe.
The Volvo Ocean Race spans four oceans, touches six continents and stops
in 12 landmark cities. It begins Oct. 22, 2017 in Alicante, Spain and
ends in late June 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands.

“We’re honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Volvo
Ocean Race, a race known as one of the longest and toughest professional
sporting events in the world,” said David Dunn, Garmin director of
marine sales. “Our VIRB action cameras are rugged and ready for
adventure, just like the sailors taking part in this race, and we’re
confident race fans watching the footage at home will get to experience
the sport they love like never before.”

The waterproofVIRB Ultra 30 is an ultra HD action camera
that captures 4K/30fps video with GPS G-Metrix™ data overlays
that show performance metrics like how far, how high and how fast the
user went. It also features voice control2 so users can tell
the camera to start, stop and “remember that.” It features an LCD
touchscreen display and high-sensitivity microphone that even work
through the waterproof case.

For a more immersive experience, the VIRB 360 captures fully spherical
360-degree video in up to 5.7K/30fps resolution with 360-degree audio,
and it includes built-in sensors for augmented reality G-Metrix data
overlays. HyperFrame Director Mode gives the user the editing power to
easily reframe content after filming — using smooth camera pans,
incredibly wide angles and even tiny planets. Spherical stabilization3
ensures smooth video regardless of camera movement, and videos and
photos are automatically stitched4 in VIRB Edit, and the
free, easy-to-use VIRB Mobile app enables fast sharing as well as
instant livestreaming5.

“This is a fantastic partnership for the race and we are looking forward
to working with such a dynamic and innovative brand,” said Jordi Neves,
Volvo Ocean Race chief digital officer. “We are especially excited to be
able to deliver 360 experiences from all boats by our on-board reporters
that will be delivering the story of the race in the toughest

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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2Voice control
works for English only.
3Before sharing, stabilization
up to 5.7K/30fps requires VIRB Edit desktop software, or 4K
stabilization is available with both VIRB Edit or the VIRB mobile app
stitching only up to 4K/30fps
5Livestreaming only
available on compatible Apple® devices

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 VIRB are registered trademarks and G-Metrix is a
trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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