Garmin® introduces the Impact bat swing sensor with on-device display to deliver instant feedback after every swing

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Impact™ bat swing sensor with on-device display to
instantly deliver key metrics and feedback after every swing – without
the need to view a phone or tablet. Made for batters of all skill
levels, the Impact bat swing sensor is designed to help improve hand
speed, bat speed and position to make training even more productive.
Downloading the free Impact™ app to a compatible1 smartphone
or tablet adds even more insight to every swing and can be customized
for use with multiple players and different bats.

“Garmin has seen great success with our other sports products, like the
golf swing sensor, so the addition of the Impact bat swing sensor to the
performance training market seemed like a natural fit,” said Dan Bartel,
Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Whether playing baseball or
softball, or coaching players, the on-device display and auditory cues
on the Impact bat swing sensor allow batters to quickly make adjustments
so come game time they can step up to the plate with confidence.”

After every swing, hitters can instantly see the following key swing
metrics on the sensor:

Bat speed: Create leverage to develop more bat speed in every

Hand speed: Develop quick hands to get into the hitting zone

Time to impact: Develop a short, compact swing to wait on pitches
and see the ball longer.

Elevation angle: Control the bat through the critical hitting
zone to create the highest exit velocity.

Attack angle: Develop the best swing path to drive the ball

In addition to the data displayed on the sensor itself, coaches and
players can unlock even more value using the Impact app, which provides
additional in-depth swing data. Profiles can be created for multiple
batters that include age, baseball or softball and skill level, and the
app will then determine swing metrics for comparison. While players stay
in position, coaches can view near real-time swing analysis and a 3-D
graphical representation of the batter’s swing and bat path. After every
three swings, coaching tips and drills – developed by professional
hitting coaches – are available to help make adjustments and improve the
player’s swing.

Weighing just 34 grams, the Impact bat swing sensor features a robust
and mechanical design while the included flexible rubber mount adapts to
a wide range of bats and absorbs shock. It features up to 10 hours of
battery life and has a suggested retail price of $149.99.

Coaches and academies interested in utilizing the Garmin Impact bat
swing sensor for their teams are encouraged to email [email protected] for
more information.

The Impact bat swing sensor 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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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 is a registered trademark and Impact bat swing sensor,
Impact app and TruSwing are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its

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Garmin International, Inc. Stephanie Schultz, 913-397-8200 [email protected]