Garmin® unveils the Approach® S40 GPS: A stylish everyday smartwatch for golfers

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the versatile

, a GPS smartwatch specifically designed for golfers to use
on the course or as a sophisticated timepiece. The lightweight watch
features a vibrant 1.2-inch color touchscreen display that is
sunlight-readable for everyday use and a metal bezel to bolster its
elegant design. Additionally, the smartwatch is fitted with adjustable,
quick release bands—available in different colors—to easily tailor the
watch to a golfer’s personal style. The Approach S40 integrates AutoShot
Game Tracking to measure and auto-record a golfer’s detected shot
distance1 for a more focused gaming experience, and thanks to
its highly responsive GPS receiver, this stylish smartwatch conveniently
locks in on a golfer’s location and displays precise yardages to the
front, middle and back of the green, hazards, doglegs and more. Golfers
will also have access to over 41,000 preloaded courses from around the

“The hallmark of the new Approach S40 is its superb ability to offer
high-quality functionality on the course as well as off the course,”
said Dan Bartel, Garmin worldwide vice president of consumer sales. “The
Approach S40 looks great on your wrist and gives golfers exactly what
they need with a mix of high-sensitivity GPS golf accuracy on the
course, and top-notch smartwatch capabilities that track everyday

In addition to the style and smartwatch capabilities of the Approach
S40, golfers will have the opportunity to explore an in-depth golf
feature set directly from their wrist. Veterans or novice players can
strategically use the Green View feature to help enhance their golf
accuracy by manually dragging-and-dropping the day’s pin location on the
display to gain precise yardage. Golfers will also be able to use the
watch to see digital scorecards with Stableford scoring and
automatically upload these scorecards to the free Garmin Golf
app.2 Once the app is downloaded, golfers can take advantage
of automatic course updates, and even review stats in real time during
play or after a round with a compatible smartphone. The Approach S40
features a rechargeable battery that is capable of lasting 15 hours3
on the course, and up to 10 days in smartwatch mode. A bundled version
of the watch adds a three-pack of Approach CT10 club sensors that can be
paired for additional automatic game tracking capabilities.

The versatility of the Approach S40 to serve as a stylish smartwatch
allows golfers to personally accessorize the golf watch in a variety of
combinations. By easily removing the watch band with a quick slide of
the bar, golfers can fit new bands in place to keep their style fresh at
all times. Golfers can then sync the watch with a compatible smartphone
to receive smart notifications2 for incoming calls, texts,
e-mails and additional alerts that can be displayed on the wrist. The
Approach S40 also provides resourceful activity tracking features4
such as steps, sleep and built-in multisport profiles for fitness

The Approach S40 is available now with a suggested retail price of
$299.99, and the Approach S40 Bundle is $349.99. To learn more click here,
or visit

The Approach S40 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, trail
running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or using satellite
communication, Garmin outdoor devices are essential tools for outdoor
enthusiasts of all levels.

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 markets, including automotive,
aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information,
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1Lie and ball contact may affect shot tracking. Putts are not
tracked. Some shots, particularly chip shots around the green, may not
be tracked.
2When paired with a compatible smartphone;
3Battery life may vary depending on

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 and Approach are registered trademarks and Garmin Golf
app is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All rights

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service
marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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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 29, 2018, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at
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Garmin International, Inc.
Cesar A. Palacios
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