Garmin® Panoptix LiveScope wins Best of Show at ICAST 2018

New sonar technology wins top honors at industry’s most prestigious trade show

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced it earned the coveted “Best of Show” award for its new
Panoptix LiveScope™ at the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, the
International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST),
presented by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and held last
week in Orlando, Fla. Prior to being selected as the Best of Show,
Panoptix LiveScope was first voted by media and buyers in attendance as
the “Best Electronics” in the ICAST New Product Showcase where 974
products were entered by 331 companies, all vying for the ICAST 2018
Best of Show award.

“To not only win the ICAST Best Electronics award, but the Best of Show
award, too – it’s an honor we’re incredibly proud of,” said Dan Bartel,
Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Panoptix LiveScope
delivers the best of both scanning and live sonar technologies and
there’s nothing out there even close to it. These awards solidify our
commitment to giving anglers and mariners the most innovative technology
on the water, and they further strengthen our desire to be the top
marine electronics brand in the world.”

Panoptix LiveScope is a live scanning sonar that gives anglers higher
resolution and easier-to-interpret images of structure, bait and fish
swimming below and around the boat than ever before. Garmin’s
revolutionary Panoptix™ all-seeing sonar technology was the first to
deliver live sonar images in real-time – forwards, backwards, sideways
and below the boat – even while stationary. Now, thanks to the active
scanning capabilities of Panoptix LiveScope, anglers can see images and
movement so clear and precise that it’s even possible to distinguish
between species of fish. See
Panoptix LiveScope in action here

“Panoptix changed the electronics game a couple of years ago,” said
Jason Christie, Bassmaster Elite Series and Garmin pro. “Now, LiveScope
is even taking it to the next level. The cool thing about it is the
simplicity of it. What you see is what is there. The only picture that
could be better is if you dive into the water with goggles, and I’m not
sure that’s really even better.”

Another Bassmaster Elite Series and Garmin pro, Fred Roumbanis, agrees.
“Never before have you been able to tell what species of fish you are
looking at like this,” he said. “You can see the movement, you can see
the profile. I was snapping a jig on the bottom and I saw a walleye and
I could see the fins of the walleye! There’s no way I could have seen
that before.”

Like other Garmin Panoptix transducers, LiveScope features two modes in
one transducer – LiveScope Down and LiveScope Forward – and can be
installed on a trolling motor or the transom (recommended only for
LiveScope Forward). Depending on the angler’s fishing preferences and
techniques, LiveScope can easily be adjusted to change views. Simply
point the LiveScope transducer down to see directly below the boat, or
forward to see around the boat. Either view provides incredibly sharp,
real-time scanning sonar images up to 200 feet down or away from the
boat, even when the boat is stationary.

The Panoptix LiveScope scanning sonar system includes a compact GLS 10
sonar black box with an LVS32 transducer and a simple plug-and-play
Garmin Marine Network connector for easy installation and integration
with a compatible Garmin chartplotter. A trolling motor barrel and shaft
mounting kit and a transom mounting kit are also included. Panoptix
LiveScope is compatible with Garmin’s ECHOMAP™ Plus 7Xcv/7Xsv/9Xsv
chartplotter/sonar combo series, as well as the GPSMAP® 8400/8600
multifunction displays, GPSMAP 7400/7600, GPSMAP 10X2/12X2, GPSMAP
12X2xsv Touch and GPSMAP 7X2/9X2 series chartplotters.

Available now, the Panoptix LiveScope system has a suggested retail
price of $1,499.99. For more information, videos and images, visit

Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer1
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, audio, entertainment and other products and services
that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use. Other
Garmin marine brands include FUSION® Entertainment, Navionics, a premier
supplier of electronic navigation charts, and EmpirBus™.

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 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, GPSMAP, FUSION and
Navionics are registered trademarks and Panoptix LiveScope, Panoptix and
ECHOMAP are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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