Introducing the Garmin® STRIKER Plus series, bringing new features to its popular line of fishfinders

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the STRIKERTM Plus series – proven fishfinders with
industry-leading sonar that are packed with new features to help anglers
find and catch more fish, yet easy as ever to use.

“The new STRIKER Plus series has the features that will bring the
benefit of built-in GPS, QuickdrawTM Contours and Wi-Fi® to
first-time users, and will convince existing STRIKER customers to
upgrade,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president global consumer sales.
“These new fishfinders are the perfect entry-level solution for anglers
who want the best sonar available plus the ability to create and store
their own contour maps.”

Like the first-gen STRIKER series, the STRIKER Plus offers built-in
CHIRP traditional sonar and CHIRP ClearVü and SideVü scanning sonar
technology. In addition to crystal clear fish arches and remarkable
target separation with CHIRP sonar, Garmin ClearVü shows a nearly
photographic wide image of what passes below the boat, while SideVü
gives anglers a crisp, clear view of what lies off to each side of the
boat, including structure, submerged objects and fish.

Nobody knows the waters better than the anglers that fish them, and now
STRIKER Plus users can create HD fishing maps of the places they’ve
been. Thanks to the built-in QuickdrawContours mapping
software, it’s easy to create and store up to 2 million acres of maps
with 1-foot contours. Once the feature is turned on, users will
instantly see contours with labels generated right on the screen as the
boat moves – there’s no waiting around or sending the files to Garmin.
The results are quick and accurate, and can be viewed in real-time, or
created in the background for use at a later time. For the most
comprehensive coverage, Quickdraw Contours clearly shows where usable
depth information has been collected and where gaps exist, so users can
easily see what still needs to be collected.

With the addition of built-in Wi-Fi1, users can take
advantage of the free all-in-one Garmin ActiveCaptainTM
mobile app that creates a simple yet powerful connection between a
compatible mobile device and a STRIKER Plus unit. Thanks to
ActiveCaptain, waypoints and routes can be transferred directly to a
STRIKER Plus unit making it easier than ever for anglers to pre-fish a
body of water. Smart notifications are also delivered right on the
screen as well as over-the-air software updates so users will always
have access to the latest feature improvements from Garmin before
heading out for the day. ActiveCaptain also makes it possible to quickly
and easily access the Quickdraw Contours Community to share or download
new user-collected data.

The Plus series comes standard with a built-in high-sensitivity GPS
receiver, so fishermen have the ability to not only see fish and
structure below the boat, but also to quickly and easily mark favorite
fishing spots and other areas of interest like brush piles, stumps and
docks, and get back to them. When trolling, the high-sensitivity GPS
provides an update once per second, giving fishermen the precision
needed to dial in the exact trolling speed and optimize lure
presentation. Users can also share waypoint data across multiple STRIKER
Plus units, as well as the new ECHOMAP Plus series devices.

Available with a 5- or 7-inch display, the Plus series also adds a
larger 4.3- and 9-inch model to the lineup, all with bright,
sunlight-readable color displays. With a rugged design and keyed
interface that’s built to withstand the harsh marine environment, the
STRIKER Plus series comes with everything anglers need – including
transom- and trolling-motor transducer and mounting hardware – to make
getting on the water fast and easy. The six new models offer flexible
mounting so the devices can be tilted for an optimum-viewing angle. An
optional flush-mount kit is available for in-dash installation.
Additionally, the STRIKER Plus series is compatible with a wide-range of
optional Garmin scanning transducers to customize sonar performance and
installation options.

The new STRIKER Plus fishfinders will be available in Q4 2017 with
suggested retail prices ranging from $139.99 to $699.99. For more
information, 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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1Wi-Fi is only available on the 7- and 9-inch models.

2Based 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 is a registered trademark and STRIKER, Quickdraw,
ActiveCaptain and ECHOMAP are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its

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]