Introducing the Forerunner® 735XT – a top of the line GPS running watch with multisport features and Elevate™ wrist heart rate from Garmin®

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Forerunner 735XT, a GPS running watch with multisport
features and wrist-based heart rate1. The most lightweight
multisport-capable running watch from Garmin, the Forerunner 735XT
features 24/7 heart rate monitoring and built-in activities including
running, cycling, swimming, multisport, hiking, XC skiing, strength
training, paddle sports2 and cardio. Its sleek design
features soft, comfortable silicone bands with a large display so users
can view stats at a glance during their workouts. Connect IQ compatible,
the Forerunner 735XT is the first device to come with the Strava Live
Suffer Score app pre-installed so users can track how hard they have
been working based on heart rate data. Users can download additional
free custom apps, watch faces, data fields and widgets from the Connect
IQ™ store to further customize the Forerunner 735XT.

“The Forerunner 735XT is the ultimate GPS smartwatch for athletes who
want dialed-in data for training and race day,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin
vice president of worldwide sales. “It offers comprehensive data for all
of their activities, keeps them connected with smart features including
notifications and automatic uploads to Garmin Connect, and lets them
customize their device to fit their needs with Connect IQ’s free apps,
data fields and more.”

Whether going out for a training run or stepping up to the starting
line, runners can easily track metrics that matter on the Forerunner
735XT. With Elevate wrist heart rate technology, the Forerunner 735XT
offers users 24/7 heart rate monitoring without the need for an
additional strap. For advanced running dynamics3 and other
detailed measurements, users can add a chest strap during training and
receive data including stride length, ground contact time balance,
vertical ratio and more.

Additional built-in activities include cycling, swimming, multisport,
hiking, XC skiing, strength training, paddle sports2 and
cardio. The Forerunner 735XT is also compatible with the Vector™
pedal-based power meter system and the full line of Varia™ cycling
awareness accessories for more cycling capabilities. Water rated 5 ATM
(50 meters), its swim features will push users to crank up their
training in the pool as the Forerunner 735XT will guide users through
their swim workout. Users can also easily transition sports with the
press of a button utilizing the auto or manual multisport feature.

The Forerunner 735XT is Connect IQ compatible and is the first device to
come with the Strava Live Suffer Score app pre-installed. Suffer Score
is based on users’ heart rate and tells them how hard they’ve been
working. So whether a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, if
their heart is working hard they can rack up a high score. The Strava
Live Suffer Score app is available to all users of Connect IQ compatible
devices, but only Strava Premium athletes are able to review their
Suffer Score on Strava and compare it with others. Purchases of the
Forerunner 735XT will receive a 60-day trial of Strava Premium, and
owners of Connect IQ compatible devices will receive a 30-day trial.

Users can download additional apps, as well as widgets, watch faces and
data fields for free in the Connect IQ store to customize their watch to
fit their style and fitness preferences.

Throughout the day the Forerunner 735XT automatically syncs4
with Garmin Connect, a free online fitness community where users can
track workouts, sleep patterns and trends, join online challenges to
compete against friends and earn virtual badges. They can also view
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 Forerunner 735XT also keeps users fully connected with live
tracking, audio prompts, music control and social media sharing.
Additionally, users can receive any notification from their compatible
smartphone on their Forerunner 735XT including incoming calls, texts,
emails, app, calendar and social media alerts, and more.

The Forerunner 735XT has battery life of up to 14 hours in training mode
and 11 days in watch mode. It is available in black and gray or midnight
blue and frost blue for $449.99. It’s also available in a run bundle
(includes HRM-Run™) for $499.99 and tri-bundle (includes HRM-Tri and
HRM-Swim™) for $599.99.

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
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2 Software update required for paddle sports activity profile

3 When used with HRM-Run™ or HRM-Tri™ monitor; included with
some models, sold separately on others.

4 When paired with a compatible smartphone; see
for more info.

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 and Forerunner are registered trademarks, and Elevate,
Connect IQ, Vector, Varia and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin
Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International Inc.Amy Nouri, [email protected]