Introducing vívosmart® HR – an Activity Tracker with Wrist-Based Heart Rate and Smart Notifications from Garmin®

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the vívosmart HR, a touchscreen activity tracker1
with ElevateTM wrist heart rate technology that provides a
full suite of smart notifications. The vívosmart HR features a large
sunlight readable display that’s always on. In addition to 24/7 heart
rate monitoring, the vívosmart HR counts floors climbed and measures
activity intensity. When paired with a compatible smartphone2,
users can receive text, calls, email, calendar and social media alerts,
control music, and more. The vívosmart HR activity tracker will be
available for pre-orders today, and in Best Buy stores and at on November 1. In Canada, Best Buy Canada and
will also carry the vívosmart HR in November.

The vívosmart HR is being introduced in conjunction with a 360-degree
global advertising campaign called “Beat Yesterday,” which includes
television, print, digital and social media executions that show how
Garmin wearable devices help people as they strive to do better than
they did the day before. “Beat Yesterday” is about being healthier and
moving more, farther or faster each day.

“This is the first activity tracker from Garmin with Elevate wrist heart
rate technology that monitors your heart rate 24/7, offering more
feedback on your daily activity, calories burned, workouts and sleep,”
said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Thanks to
the vívosmart HR’s always on high-resolution display, you can review
your progress against your fitness, and stay connected with a full suite
of smart notifications while you’re on the go.”

The vívosmart HR’s sleek band is lightweight and comfortable for all-day
wear. With up to five days battery life and a 5 ATM (50 meter) water
rating3, users rarely have to remove the device.

In addition to tracking steps, calories, distance, heart rate and
displaying the time of day, vívosmart HR gives users credit for the
extra effort thanks to an integrated barometric altimeter. The vívosmart
HR also measures activity intensity through Intensity Minutes so users
can monitor their progress against weekly aerobic activity goals
recommended by leading health organizations, including the American
Heart Association, World Health Organization, and the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.

Like its predecessors, the vívosmart HR reminds users when they’ve been
sitting too long, learns their current activity level and creates a
customized daily step goal, motivating them to develop healthy habits
and stay active throughout the day. Users can also manually set floors
climbed and activity intensity goals.

Built for today’s connected world, the vívosmart HR lets users stay
connected with vibration alerts for smart notifications including
incoming calls, texts, social media, calendar alerts, and more. Users
can also control the music on their smartphone from the vívosmart HR,
send a signal to help locate their smartphone when they’ve misplaced it,
and remote control a Garmin VIRB camera (sold separately).

The vívosmart HR automatically syncs with the recently updated Garmin
Connect™ Mobile
app4 for iPhone® or AndroidTM
so users can check in throughout the day to view reports on activity
progress, track their sleep hours, join step challenges and more. Garmin
Connect Mobile’s easy-to-use interface provides daily information and
trends over time and can be linked to a MyFitnessPal account to
automatically sync calorie and nutritional information, allowing users
to view their activity versus consumed calories, and remaining calories
(based on goals set in MyFitnessPal) for the day.

Available in three colors – black, imperial purple and midnight blue –
the vívosmart HR has a suggested retail price of $149.99 USD. It will be
available for pre-orders today, and at Best Buy stores and at on November 1. Best Buy Canada and will also
carry the vívosmart HR in November. Additional online and store
availability will begin in January 2016.

For more than 25 years, 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.
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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. Vívosmart, and Garmin are registered trademarks, and Garmin
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Garmin International Inc.Carly Hysell, [email protected]