Introducing the Garmin® vívoactive® 3: A stylish smartwatch with new Garmin Pay contactless payments capability

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the vívoactive
, a GPS smartwatch that introduces Garmin PayTM, a
contactless payment solution that lets users make secure payments from
the watch, no phone or wallet required1. With ElevateTM
wrist-based heart rate2 and over 15 built-in indoor and
outdoor sports apps, the vívoactive 3 is packed with features to keep up
with a varied active lifestyle. Multiple passions? Not a problem. Cardio
class on Tuesday and yoga on Wednesday? This smartwatch can handle it.
And with thousands of watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps
available to download for free from the Garmin Connect IQTM
store, users can customize the vívoactive 3, making it the perfect
accessory for playing and paying. The vívoactive 3 is one of the many
new wearables from Garmin being launched in conjunction with IFA in
Berlin, Germany, September 1-6.

“Anyone who is out and about being active can relate to the struggle of
where to stash a credit card or cash, and has had to forgo a
post-workout snack or coffee as a result,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice
president of worldwide sales. “We’re solving that dilemma with Garmin
Pay, an exciting feature on the new vívoactive 3. Use it pretty much
wherever contactless payments are accepted, and give yourself one less
thing to remember when you’re leaving the house.”

Garmin Pay, enabled by FitPayTM, supports Visa and Mastercard
debit and credit cards from major issuing banks, with more being added
every day. Adding these cards into their Garmin Pay wallet gives users
the same rewards and benefits of the physical cards, with the
convenience of having them right on the wrist.

Smart, sturdy and stylish, the vívoactive 3 features stainless steel
metal details and an always-on high-resolution Garmin ChromaTM
display for great readability in all lighting conditions. The vívoactive
3 also introduces Side SwipeTM, a control which makes for
quick scrolling and swift navigation of menus, widgets and stats. And
because some users will prefer to scroll with their thumb and others
with their index fingers, the vívoactive 3 features an ambidextrous
design, allowing it to be worn in whichever orientation is most
comfortable. Like all of Garmin’s wearables, the vívoactive 3 is safe
for swimming and showering3 and has a battery life of up to 7
days in smartwatch mode and 13 hours in GPS mode4.

With Elevate wrist-based heart rate, users can access fitness monitoring
features including VO2 max and fitness age which provide valuable data
to monitor changes in fitness level. All-day stress tracking is also
available on the vívoactive 3 by monitoring HRV (heart rate variability)
data. The ability to view both current stress levels at the wrist and a
longer timetable of stress on Garmin Connect allows customers to
identify patterns and consider making lifestyle changes to avoid or
better cope with stress-inducing situations. A Four-Fold Breath
relaxation timer further helps users balance stress and rest.

With thousands of watch faces, widgets, data fields and apps available
to download for free from the Garmin Connect IQ store, users can
customize their device, making it go from being a smartwatch to
something way more personalized. Keep tabs on when Uber is arriving,
turn on the lights at home with the SmartThings app, and even use the
AccuWeather MinuteCast app to find out when the rain is going to start.

The vívoactive 3 is designed with an on-the-go lifestyle in mind. With
more than 15 built-in sports apps including new profiles for cardio,
yoga, elliptical and stair stepper, the vívoactive 3 takes customers
from the gym to the slopes and everywhere in between. With the new
strength training activity, users can stay focused on their form and let
the vívoactive 3 do the rep counting. Strength training keeps track of
reps, sets and even rest times, during free weight and bodyweight
exercises. Bored of the same old workout routines? With vívoactive 3,
users can mix it up by creating customized running, cycling, cardio and
strength workouts on Garmin Connect and downloading them straight to
their device.

Stay connected on the move with smart notification vibration alerts
delivered right to the wrist. When paired with a compatible smartphone5,
users can receive and even respond6 to text messages and see
social media updates, app alerts, calls, emails and more. The vívoactive
3 can also be used to control music on a smartphone, send an alert to
locate a misplaced smartphone and control a Garmin VIRB®
camera (sold separately). The vívoactive 3 includes LiveTrack5,
a feature that provides loved ones with peace of mind during outdoor
workouts by tracking activity and location in real time. Those
individuals receive invitations via email, Facebook or Twitter with a
link to a webpage that includes the position of the connected vívoactive
3 device.

Throughout the day, the vívoactive 3 automatically syncs with the Garmin
Connect mobile app to save stats for easy access later. In Garmin
Connect, a free online community, users can see their workouts, strength
training activities, stress levels and sleep patterns displayed on
detailed graphs. View outdoor workouts on detailed maps, compete in
weekly challenges and connect with other fitness enthusiasts, right from
a compatible smartphone or desktop computer.

The vívoactive 3 comes in three colors – black/stainless and
white/stainless (with a suggested retail price of $299.99) and
black/slate ($329.99) and is available for purchase at Best Buy and Users also have the option to switch up their style with
compatible accessory bands (sold separately). To see what the vívoactive
3 has to offer, check out this feature benefit video.
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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 Garmin 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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1 View supported country, payment network and issuing bank
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4 Under typical use; battery life may vary depending on
selected performance mode and usage

5 When paired with a compatible smartphone; see

6 Responding capability available for Android™ customers only

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 and VIRB are registered trademarks. Garmin
Pay, Elevate, Garmin Chroma Display, Side Swipe, Connect IQ and Garmin
Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International Inc. Mary Thompson Woodbury, 913-397-8200 [email protected]