Introducing the Approach® X40: the first golf-specific activity tracker band from Garmin®

Stylish golf band features GPS and 24/7 heart rate monitoring

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Approach X40, a golf band that combines daily activity
tracking and Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology with golf data
for more than 40,000 international courses. Slim and lightweight, this
versatile wristband shows precise distances to the front, middle and
back of each green as well as hazards. Smaller than other golf watches,
the X40 band features AutoShot tracking, which measures and records shot
distances for post-round analysis in Garmin Connect™. The Approach X40
boasts connected features like smart notifications2 and
compatibility with the Garmin TruSwing™ club sensor to provide useful
swing metrics at glance and within Garmin Connect.

“We’re thrilled to combine our golf technology and activity tracking
into one sleek device,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
worldwide sales. “The Approach X40 is the perfect all-in-one solution
for golfers who want to know distances on the course and track wellness
data without the hassle of switching between multiple devices.”

The Approach X40 is one of the smallest activity trackers with GPS
capabilities. It comes preloaded with data for more than 40,000 courses
around the world with no additional fees or subscriptions, and measures
precise distances to the front, middle and back of the green as well as
layups, doglegs and hazards like bunkers and water. Additionally, the
Approach X40 features Green View, which displays the shape of the green
on each hole and allows golfers to manually place the pin for more
accurate yardages.

Stylish and comfortable, the Approach X40 was designed with the active
golfer in mind. With daily activity tracking, the Approach X40 records
daily steps, calories burned, distance, time of day, hours of sleep and
reminds users to stay active throughout the day with move alerts.1
Featuring Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology, the X40 monitors
heart rate 24/7 and gives users the freedom to exercise without a chest
strap and helps quantify the intensity of fitness activities to provide
users with better credit for their efforts.

On the course, the X40 acts as a digital scorecard, which can track
individual stats like fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per
round. When using the AutoShot feature, X40 users can gather even more
data like the average distance for each club, longest drive per round
and overall. They can even see their shots3 overlaid onto one
map to see their own personal trends and tendencies, so they know what
to work on for the next round. It pairs seamlessly with the Garmin
TruSwing golf club sensor to improve swing consistency. When paired, the
X40 provides golfers with useful swing metrics in real time and 3-D
animations in Garmin Connect so golfers can see how their individual
mechanics affect their ball flight and shot results.

With a sunlight readable screen, the Approach X40 keeps up with users’
active lifestyles and helps keep them connected on and off the course.
It can send any notification from a compatible smartphone, including
incoming calls, text, emails, calendar reminders, social media alerts
and more to the device with a vibration alert so users won’t miss a
beat. Additionally, the X40 supports automatic uploads for golf and
wellness data to the Garmin Connect Mobile app, so users can easily
access all their data in one place. Within Garmin Connect, golfers can
share their scorecards, and access all their stats including longest
shots, average score, putts and more. Golfers can also view hole-by-hole
details of their favorite courses to understand their individual trends
and tendencies so they know what to work on for next time.

The Approach X40 has a sleek and unobtrusive design with a crisp 1-inch
touchscreen that can be worn 24/7. It is water resistant up to 50m4
so it can withstand a rainy golf game or intense workout without fear of
damage. The rechargeable Li-ion battery can get up to 10 hours in GPS
mode while out on the course and up to five days in watch mode with
activity tracking, 24/7 heart rate monitoring and smart notifications

The Approach X40 will begin shipping in Q2 2016 and will be available in
black, white and frost blue. It will have a suggested retail price of

The Approach X40 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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1 See for more details.

2 When paired with a compatible smartphone. See for more details.

3 Lie and ball contact may affect shot tracking. Putts are
not tracked. Some shots, particularly chip shots around the green may
not be tracked.

4 See for more details.

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 Approach and are registered trademarks, and
TruSwing, Garmin Elevate and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin
Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd.
and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current
expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in
this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as
a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting
Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 26, 2015, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
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forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise.

FCC Notice:

The Approach X40 has not been authorized as required by the rules of the
Federal Communications Commission. These devices are not, and may not
be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is



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