Introducing the Garmin ® Connect IQ app, an all-in-one store for device personalization and content management

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the new
IQ™ app

– an all-in-one store where customers can personalize
their compatible
Garmin wearable and cycling computers
by downloading free apps,
widgets, watch faces, and data fields that reflect their unique
personalities and needs. This easy-to-use app shows popular and highly
rated apps and allows users to search and sort by category. The Connect
IQ app lets users browse, configure and manage their Connect IQ apps,
and integrates the popular Face-It™ app which lets users create watch
faces using photos from their smartphones. Downloads are sent wirelessly
from the app to the device, making customization a breeze. This
announcement is being made in conjunction with Garmin’s annual Connect
IQ Developer Summit
, which will take place April 9-11 at the Garmin
headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.

“Connect IQ is ever-expanding in growth and popularity, and we’re
excited to streamline the process of how our customers shop, download
and manage their content,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
global consumer sales. “Connect IQ lets customers bring personality and
customized functionality to their device and the new app makes this
easier than ever to do.”

With the new Connect IQ app, personalizing a compatible Garmin device is
easy and fun. Some of the possibilities include: Keeping tabs on a
driver’s ETA with Uber
, turning on the lights at home with the SmartThings app,
or checking the AccuWeather
 app to find out when the rain is going to start. The Yelp
by Garmin app for Edge bike computers is ideal for the casual cyclist
looking for a place to ride for lunch and gives users access to Yelp’s
extensive point of interest database with routes to each location. The Trailforks
apps allow users to seamlessly download favorite mountain biking routes
and trails to their compatible Edge device. New apps, widgets, data
fields and watch faces are constantly being added to the app for endless
ways to beat yesterday.

The free Connect IQ app features an intuitive user experience with
simple navigation and search features to help users find the best app
for their needs. The redesigned home page highlights the most popular
Connect IQ apps and lets customers search by name, browse by category or
narrow down by app type, then download wirelessly1 to the
device, without ever having to leave the Connect IQ store. And when it
comes time to keep everything organized, the Connect IQ app also
functions as an easy-to-use platform for turning on and off automatic
updates, managing what apps are currently installed, and checking how
much storage remains on the device.

Garmin recently launched Connect IQ 3.1, the latest edition of their
leading edge open platform for third-party developers to create
experiences for Garmin wearables, bike computers and outdoor handhelds
enabled on over 50 unique Garmin product lines. Since its inception
three years ago, there have been over 90 million Connect IQ app
downloads to more than 10 million compatible devices1 that
have shipped around the world. The improved discoverability, improved
product pages, and smooth navigation will give developers a better
showcase for their apps. To learn more about developing an app, visit

The Connect IQ app is available for download for both Android™ and Apple®.

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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1When paired with your compatible smartphone; see

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 is a registered trademark, and Connect IQ is a trademark
of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. All other brands,
product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the
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and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current
expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in
this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as
a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting
Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2018, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at
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future events, or otherwise.


Garmin International, Inc.

Mary Thompson Woodbury
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