Garmin’s Colorado™ Series Gives Outdoor Enthusiasts a New Perspective
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today
introduced the Colorado series of handheld GPS devices for
outdoor, marine and fitness enthusiasts. With the addition of Garmin’s
revolutionary Rock ’n Roller™ wheel, you really can operate its many
features with just one hand — most with just one thumb. The deviceswere
announced in preparation for the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las
Vegas, and will be on display at the Garmin booth (#35832 in South 4).
“Whether you’re climbing in the Rockies, fishing an unfamiliar river or
geocaching with your family, the Colorado brings your environment to
life in unprecedented detail,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president
of worldwide sales. “And yet for having so many new features and
customizable options, the Colorado is remarkably easy to use with its
thumb-driven Rock ’n Roller wheel.”
On land or at sea, you’ll never lose your way with Colorado’s
high-sensitivity GPS receiver, shaded-relief and satellite imagery
mapping and vibrant color 3-inch screen with high resolution. And the
Colorado plays well with others, allowing for wireless exchange of
tracks, waypoints and geocaches between units.
No matter your outdoor interests, there’s a Colorado for you. The Colorado
400t gives hikers state-of-the-art 3D elevation perspective and
preloaded U.S. topographic maps. The Colorado 400i offers anglers
shoreline details, depth contours and boat ramps for U.S. inland lakes
and navigable rivers. The Colorado 400c is your coastal
companion, providing chart coverage for the coastal U.S. and Bahamas.
The Colorado 300 features a worldwide basemap with shaded relief.
Colorado users will be the first to experience Wherigo™, the
newest GPS-based activity from Groundspeak, the people who made
geocaching a worldwide phenomenon. Wherigo (pronounced “where I go”) is
a toolset for creating and playing location-based multimedia experiences
in the real world. Using the Wherigo platform, Wherigo authors can build
exciting adventure games, historical tours or other innovative
activities. Wherigo players use the Colorado or other GPS device running
the Wherigo Player application to visit physical locations, use virtual
items, interact with virtual characters and solve real world puzzles.
Garmin and Groundspeak will host special events to teach people more
about Wherigo and let them experience it for themselves. Also, a
limited-edition geocoin has been minted to commemorate the launch of
Colorado and Wherigo. Details on the Wherigo experience, events and
geocoins can be found at www.garmin.blogs.com
And geocaching just got easier with the Colorado, which quickly
downloads online information for every cache, such as location, terrain,
difficulty, hints and description, so that you don’t have tote printouts
Garmin knows its users have many interests, so the Colorado lets you
customize five profiles — automotive, marine, recreation, fitness or
paperless geocaching — making the most beneficial features for each
activity the easiest to access through quick shortcuts. And every outing
with the Colorado can be enjoyed later by downloading and sharing the
data as one of nearly two million activities on Garmin Connect™ (connect.garmin.com).
Weighing only 7.3 ounces with 15 hours of life from two AA batteries,
the Colorado is the perfect companion for any outing with its electronic
compass, barometric altimeter and photo viewer. The SD card slot is
ideal for loading additional MapSource detail. The Colorado also
displays air temperature as well as data from an optional heart-rate
monitor and/or speed and cadence sensor.
The Colorado 300 has a suggested retail price of $499. The Colorado
400t, Colorado 400i and Colorado 400c have a suggested retail price of
$599. For more about the Colorado and the other Garmin products released
at CES 2008, go to www.garmin.com
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd.
(Nasdaq:GRMN) group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets,
and sells navigation, communication and information devices and
applications — most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a
leader in consumer and general aviation navigation and its products
serve the automotive/mobile, outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation
markets. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
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