Garmin® announces the Foretrex® 601 and Foretrex® 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition, its
newest wrist-mounted GPS navigators for outdoor and tactical use. The
Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition help users keep their
bearings nearly anywhere in the world thanks to the built-in GPS,
GLONASS and Galileo satellite system support.

In addition to its high-sensitivity GPS, the new Foretrex 701 Ballistic
Edition adds Applied Ballistics Elite® software to calculate
aiming solutions for long-range shooters. After a dominant showing at
this year’s King of 2 Mile shooting competition, where the Foretrex 701
Ballistic Edition with AB Elite software made its first appearance, the
advantages were clear. “Handling the various devices required to spot
and engage targets with precision rifle fire can be an overwhelming
task. Having your AB fire control strapped to your wrist frees up a hand
for other tasks, which enables the shooter to execute more efficiently,”
said Bryan Litz, champion shooter and Applied Ballistics Chief

The Applied Ballistics Elite® solver includes the entire
Applied Ballistics bullet library and allows users to enter a variety of
parameters including wind, temperature, humidity, range, and firing
direction. It provides the information needed to fire projectiles
through Extreme Long Range (ELR) including elevation holdover, windage,
velocity and time of flight. The Applied Ballistics® Engine
calculates variables such as Horizontal Coriolis Effect, Vertical
Coriolis Effect, Spin Drift, Aerodynamic Jump, and more. It also
includes the most extensive database of custom drag models for hundreds
of bullet types, which are live fire verified in the Applied Ballistics®
Lab. When strapped to the wrist, the shooter never has to take their
eyes off the downrange target to check their paper DOPE charts, and with
the dynamic Range Card feature, the shooter can make quick adjustments
based on environmental conditions to dial in the shooting solutions to
actual impact points downrange.

“With the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701, we were able to pack more
features than ever before, including the addition of GLONASS and Galileo
support into a very durable, but compact device,” said Dan Bartel,
Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “These Foretrex models
help you keep your hands free while you focus on easily navigating the
path ahead.”

Explore longer with the Foretrex 601 and 701 thanks to a battery life
that exceeds 48 hours in navigation mode, up to one week in UltraTrac™
mode, and up to one month in watch mode (requires 2 AAA batteries, not
included). Every bit as tough as they look, these devices are
constructed to military standards for thermal, shock and water
performance (MIL-STD-810G standard), and are designed to withstand the

These rugged and compact wrist-mounted navigators have a high-resolution
2-inch display and are packed with features such as dual-position format
that allows the user to simultaneously show two customizable sets of
coordinate systems on one screen. For tactical operations, the display
offers NVG mode for compatibility with night vision goggles, and
supports the Jumpmaster feature to assist with hitting the Drop Zone.

The units are BLE and ANT compatible, and support external ANT+ sensors
such as the tempe™ temperature sensor, heart rate monitors and
cadence/speed sensors. Users can also remotely activate any of Garmin’s
VIRB cameras. Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 allow for a host of
connected featureslike smart notifications1 that
allow the user to receive emails, texts and alerts on the device, plus
automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™ and LiveTrack. Compatible with
Garmin’s exclusive QuickFit™ 26 bands as well as Nylon straps, it’s easy
to customize for any of your adventures.

These devices are expected to be available in August with a suggested
retail price of $249.99 and $599.99 respectively. For more information,

The Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition wrist-mounted
navigation 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 using satellite communication, 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

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 When paired with compatible smartphone. See
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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 Foretrex are registered trademarks, and QuickFit,
Garmin Connect and Tempe is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its

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FCC Notice:

The Foretrex 601 and 701 Ballistic Edition have 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 obtained.



Garmin International Inc. Natalie Hawley, 913-397-8200 [email protected]