Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Montana?
handheld GPS device - the most advanced Garmin handheld featuring a
ruggedized design with multiple mounting and battery options,
dual-orientation and screen layout options and support for a wide range
of Garmin cartography. It has a barometric altimeter for elevation
profiling and ability to profile the route ahead using included
worldwide elevation model. The included 3-axis compass gives it a
heading while standing still or not held level. Montana's responsive
touchscreen is a sprawling 4-inches and the photos taken by its
5-megapixel autofocus camera are displayed in sunlight-readable
brilliant color. It's versatile. It's tough. It earned the name Montana.
Garmin Montana 650t (Photo: Business Wire)
"Montana was designed with the 'get dirty, go hard then go home
crowd' in mind, who are always after adventure," said Dan Bartel,
Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "We now have one device to
fulfill all of your rugged GPS needs. From navigating waterways in your
boat and traversing the back country in your ATV, to hiking the Austrian
Alps and even receiving spoken turn-by-turn directions on the way to the
grocery store, Montana has the versatility and mapping compatibility to
do what you need it to."
Anywhere and everywhere: With Montana's new ruggedized design
there is no longer a need to hold back, regardless of your adventure.
Montana is fully waterproof and capable of withstanding all the mud and
grit you can throw at it, even when connected to its optional powered
mount. Use the power mount capability and City Navigator® for spoken,
turn-by-turn driving directions, or the rugged mount for your motorcycle
or ATV. If you are on foot, simply plug headphones into Montana's 3.5mm
audio jack to hear the spoken prompts. To see Montana in action go to, www.garmin.com/Montana.
When it comes to mapping, Montana has you covered with support for
Garmin's wide array of detailed topographic, marine, and road maps.
Montana also supports BirdsEye? Satellite Imagery (subscription
required), that lets you download satellite images to your device and
integrate them with your maps. In addition, Montana is compatible with
Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps
into downloadable maps for your device.
Stay powered: Montana offers two battery options to keep your
device powered during remote hunting trips or other outdoor adventures.
When you have a chance to rest and recharge each night, a thin, light
weight lithium ion battery pack, lasting up to 16 hours, comes in the
box. For those trips where you're off the grid, Montana also works on
three AA batteries, giving users an additional 22 hours of use without
being weighted down.
Go paperless: Montana supports geocaching GPX files for
downloading geocaches and details straight to the unit. Montana stores
and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty,
hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering
coordinates and paper print outs! Simply upload the GPX file to your
unit and start hunting for caches. Caches can be downloaded from
OpenCaching.com, a completely free online community for creating,
sharing and finding geocaches around the world.
While you are out searching for your next cache or trekking through
untouched wilderness, capture locations and memories with Montana's
5-megapixel digital camera. Each photo is automatically geotagged with
the location of where it was taken, allowing you to navigate back to
that exact spot in the future. Snap and view pictures in landscape or
portrait orientation. For more storage, insert a microSD card; you can
even view pictures from other devices on microSD with Montana's picture
Montana is the latest breakthrough from Garmin, which has spent more
than 20 years developing technologies and innovations to enhance users'
lives, making Garmin a household name in the automotive, aviation,
marine, wireless, outdoor and fitness industries. For more about
features, pricing and availability, as well as information about
Garmin's other products and services, go to www.garmin.com,
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN),
the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of
companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications - most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM
applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a
registered trademarks and Montana is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its
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Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd.
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 25, 2010, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.
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Justin McCarthy, 913-397-8200