Garmin® adds luxury and style to multisport training with the introduction of fēnix® Chronos

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced fēnix Chronos, a premium version of its popular multisport
watch, available in three luxurious styles. Made with premium jeweler’s
grade materials, fēnix Chronos is the first Garmin watch to combine a
durable and fashionable metal housing with the latest adventure, fitness
training, activity tracking and smartwatch 1 technology. With
three versions available: titanium with brushed titanium band; steel
with brushed stainless steel band; and steel with vintage leather band,
there is fēnix Chronos watch to suit every style and every adventure.

“High-end design meets top-tier performance with fēnix Chronos,” said
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “With luxurious
materials and trusted Garmin multisport technology, fēnix Chronos is a
necessary timepiece for anyone who wants to remain stylish through all
of life’s adventures – whether its hiking through mountains, training
for a race, or heading to a formal event.”

With a refined and luxurious design, fēnix Chronos can seamlessly
transition from a day on the trail or intense training session to a
dressy event. The premium titanium version features a unique brushed
titanium band with individually brushed forged titanium links and black
elastomer inner links making it strong yet extremely lightweight and
comfortable on the wrist. The steel version has solid 316L stainless
steel links carefully assembled and hand-brushed to ensure a smooth,
consistent texture. The steel version is also available with a
vintage-style leather band, crafted with genuine leather. The stylish
leather band has hand-sewn contrast stitching and a nubuck inner lining
that combines classic good looks with lasting durability and comfort.
Additionally, each fēnix Chronos watch comes with an interchangeable
silicone sport band, which can be easily interchanged.

All versions of fēnix Chronos have a high-strength and scratch-resistant
sapphire lens and a 1.2-inch Chroma Display™ with LED backlighting for
great visibility in all conditions, even in direct sunlight. These
watches also have a 10ATM (100m) water rating 2, and are
designed to withstand the elements without fear of damage.

With Connect IQ™ compatibility and wireless connectivity features, fēnix
Chronos is a full-fledged smartwatch that can be totally customized to
each user. Through the Connect IQ store in the Garmin Connect™ mobile
app, users can download any of the free apps, widgets, watch faces and
data fields to suit their individual needs. Users can even create custom
watch faces using their own photos with the new FaceIt app.
Additionally, users can pair their fēnix Chronos with a compatible phone
to receive incoming call, text, email and other alerts right on their
watch. Fēnix Chronos supports automatic uploads to Garmin Connect
mobile, so users can easily and wirelessly upload all their data, start
a LiveTrack session or share an activity on social media.

Following in the footsteps of the popular fēnix 3 line, fēnix Chronos
boasts a full multisport and navigational toolset. The omni-directional
EXO™ antenna with GPS and GLONASS satellite reception supports better
reception in challenging environments than with GPS alone, and the ABC
sensors (altimeter, barometer, compass) allow users to keep their
bearings while out in the field. Activity profiles include run, bike,
lap swim, open water, SUP, row, golf and more.

The fēnix Chronos is also equipped with daily activity tracking 3
technology, so users can monitor the number of steps taken, calories
burned, stairs climbed, and quality of rest at night with the sleep
mode. With the addition of Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology,
fēnix Chronos users have the freedom to monitor heart rate 24/7 at the
wrist. Users can easily record heart rate data and intensity minutes
without worrying about a chest strap. For the data-hungry user, Chronos
can also be paired with the HRM-Run (sold separately) to collect
advanced running dynamics.

With up to 25 hours of battery life in UltraTrac battery saver mode,
fēnix Chronos can get up to 13 hours in GPS mode and one week in smart
watch mode (depending on settings).

Fēnix Chronos is available now. Fēnix Chronos titanium with titanium
band will have a suggested retail price of $1,499.99; fēnix Chronos
steel with stainless steel band will have a suggested retail price of
$999.99; fēnix Chronos steel with leather band will have a suggested
retail price of $899.99.

The fēnix Chronos is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor
segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to
enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching,
golfing or dog training, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential
tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about
Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to, and

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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2 See for more details on water

3 See for more information on activity
tracking accuracy.

About Garmin

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 fēnix and are registered trademarks, and Chroma
Display, EXO, Connect IQ , Garmin Connect and Garmin Elevate are
trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International Inc.Maddie Estrada, 913-397-8200 [email protected]