Introducing Xero X1i crossbow scope with built-in laser range finder

First of its kind optical hunting technology leaves guesswork behind

OLATHE, Kan./November 10, 2020 – Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today introduced the Garmin
® X1i
, an electro-optic based crossbow scope with built-in laser range finder that offers the most advanced crossbow aiming platform on the market. With 3.5x
magnification and digital overlay to automatically measure the distance to a target, Xero X1i can range game targets up to 250 yards away and reflective targets up to 500 yards away.

“Garmin is proud to pioneer the best crossbow aiming solution available to hunters today. Xero X1i crossbow scope isn’t a step forward; it is a leap forward for crossbow hunters who demand the most out of their hunting systems,” said Dan Bartel,
vice president of global consumer sales. “Xero X1i users will aim with confidence knowing that every shot they take is backed up by years of research and development.”

Built from a rugged aluminum housing, the Xero X1i provides state-of-the-art scope features for a revolutionary interactive aiming experience. Premium nitrogen-filled optics offer a clear and crisp edge-to-edge field of view, and a multi-color
digital display provides details such as aim points, compass, horizontal level gauge, string counter, roll at shot, impulse duration and flight apex.

Designed for quick, user-friendly setup, the Xero X1i contains intuitive, on-device instructions allowing most hunters to be field-ready in as little as 20 minutes. Once the 20-yard aim point is set, an auto-calibration feature uses the bow’s
speed and algorithms to provide the remaining aim points out to 80 yards. Increased ranges can be calibrated, if desired.

To start aiming, users press and hold a silent, custom-mounted wired trigger or a laser trigger located on top of the scope housing. As crosshairs key in on the target, a digital compass and angle display provide real-time updates. Accurate
ranges to within 0.1 yard will immediately appear, and when repeated ranges are received the device will indicate a “target lock.” As the trigger releases, the Xero X1i provides a single pin aim point for exact shot placement, as well as compass
heading, line of sight distance, angle compensated distance and angle to target.

Xero X1i advanced features include:

  • Steady Aim and Aim Point Level: Using real-time aiming information, the scope aimpoint helps archers of all skill levels shoot more accurately by avoiding premature trigger pull when struck by a case of buck fever. This is
    accomplished through a visual indication that the bow is steady, on level and ready to shoot.
  • Ambient Light Sensor Controlled Display: Sensors automatically detect and adjust the in-scope digital display for optimal viewing in any light conditions.
  • Laser Locate™ estimates the bolt’s location at impact and transfers that location to a compatible Garmin device1so hunters know where to begin their game recovery using paired compatible Garmin products, such as tactix® Delta or Montana 750i.
  • Multiple bolt profiles setting enables the archer to configure different bolt information and unique aim point stacks to easily transition between a target or hunting setup without readjusting the scope. Additionally, the
    shot counter informs users of how many shots are taken at each setting.
  • Flight Apex gives users a visual indication of the maximum height of the bolt as it flies toward the target to hit the ranged aimpoint. This helps the archer understand obstacles in the flight path on longer shots.
  • Customizable settings: From display brightness to fixed pin customization, Xero X1i is completely customizable to meet the specific needs of each individual hunter.
  • Precise aiming solution on game targets provide ½ MOA on targets up to 250 yards away.

Xero X1i is water rated to IPX72 and built to withstand all hunting conditions. The unit runs on two AAA lithium batteries (included) which provide up to one year of battery life. Out of the box, the Xero X1i is compatible with nearly
all crossbow rail mounting systems. The Xero X1i is available now for the suggested retail price of $1399.99. For those wanting the ultimate in crossbow performance, Xero X1i scopes are also available with TenPoint’s Vapor RS470 Xero X1i package.

The Xero X1i 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 training dogs, Garmin outdoor devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, visit

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for adventurers, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing products that enhance experiences and enrich lives, Garmin believes
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1 Compatible Garmin GPS devices sold separately

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Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of crossbow scopes for hunting. Always know and obey all hunting regulations before using this device.

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 Xero and Laser Locate are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. 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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