Garmin® introduces vívosmart® HR+, a smart activity tracker with wrist-based heart rate plus GPS

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced vívosmart HR+, an activity tracker1 with
wrist-based heart rate plus GPS. The vívosmart HR+ adds new features to
the company’s popular vívosmart activity tracker product line, including
GPS, additional running data and Garmin Move IQ™ auto activity
detection. With Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology the
vívosmart HR+ provides 24/7 heart rate monitoring1. It also
tracks steps, distance, calories, floors climbed and activity intensity.
It features an always-on, sunlight-readable display and water rating of
5 ATM, so it’s swim and shower safe.

“With a compelling combination of GPS, wrist-based heart rate, long
battery life and water resistance, the vívosmart HR+ was designed to
keep up with users’ active lifestyles,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice
president of worldwide sales. “Wherever your day takes you the vívosmart
HR+ is made to help motivate and track all your active moments.”

The exciting addition of GPS to the vívosmart line allows users to even
more accurately track distance, time and pace for their activities, as
well as view a map of their activity on Garmin Connect™. Additional
running features include personal records, virtual pacer, Auto Pause®,
Auto Lap® and walk/run mode. Using Elevate wrist heart rate technology,
vívosmart HR+ monitors heart rate at the wrist and quantifies the
intensity of users’ fitness activities using intensity minutes. This
feature helps users monitor their progress against activity goals
recommended by leading health organizations.

The vívosmart HR+ also includes Garmin Move IQ, a feature that
continuously monitors for periods of sustained activity. It
automatically recognizes walking, running, biking, swimming and
elliptical training so users can easily track their exercise throughout
the day without needing to start a timed activity. Once synced with
Garmin Connect, users can review their full day of activity in a
convenient timeline view.

Users can easily stay connected with family, friends and work during
activities with smart notifications, including incoming calls, texts,
emails, social, calendar reminders, and any other notification from a
compatible smartphone2. Other connected features allow users
to control music on their smartphone and find their phone when they’ve
misplaced it.

Throughout the day, the vívosmart HR+ automatically syncs with the
Garmin Connect Mobile app to save users stats. In Garmin Connect, a free
online fitness community, users can track workouts, sleep patterns and
trends, join online challenges to compete against friends and earn
virtual badges. They can also receive Garmin Connect Insights, smart
wellness insights personalized to each user that provide cues to help
them reach goals, shout-outs when milestones have been met and relevant
healthy tips from experts. Insights also show users how they are doing
in comparison to people like them for extra motivation.

The vívosmart HR+ has up to five days battery life in watch/activity
tracking3 mode (with 24/7 heart rate monitoring, no GPS) or
up to eight hours using GPS. It is shipping now and has a suggested
retail price of $219.99 and is available in regular size black/shark fin
gray, imperial purple/kona purple and midnight blue/bolt blue, and an
extra-large black/shark fin gray band.

The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to
enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are
runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to
stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them
reach their health and fitness goals.

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
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at,
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3 Battery life
varies based on usage and smartphone model

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, vívoactive, Auto Lap, Auto Pause, Chroma Display and
Varia are registered trademarks. Elevate, Move IQ, Connect IQ and Garmin
Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International Inc.Amy Nouri, [email protected]