October 20, 2005
Segway® Rolls With Garmin®
New Customers Receive Free eTrex® Legend® or Legend C In “Find Your Way With Segway” Promotion
BEDFORD, N.H. and OLATHE, KAN./October 19, 2005/PR Newswire — Segway Inc. and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that Segway will offer customers a Garmin® GPS package in its “Find Your Way With Segway” year-end promotion. Customers will receive a free Garmin eTrex Legend or eTrex Legend C GPS unit with the purchase of a new Segway® Human Transporter (HT), Cross-Terrain Transporter (XT), or Golf Transporter (GT) now thru January 6th, 2006. This offer is only available at participating Segway Authorized Dealers in the United States while supplies last.
“With gas prices soaring, alternative transportation – such as the Segway HT – is becoming more and more attractive,” said Klee Kleber, Segway Inc.’s vice president of marketing. “Whether you plan to use your Segway HT to commute to work or explore the outdoors, it’s great to have a GPS to know where you are, where you’ve been and where you’re headed. The Segway HT is a smart purchase this holiday season especially with the added benefit of this GPS package from Segway.”
“Garmin shares many of the same great attributes as Segway,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “Both companies are innovative technology and design leaders that build versatile, powerful, and fun to use products – so offering them in tandem makes the ‘Find Your Way With Segway’ offer very compelling.”
In addition to the free Garmin eTrex, customers receive a custom Segway HT mount and either MapSource® MetroGuide® (Legend) or MapSource City Select® (Legend C). Both products offer detailed maps of roads and pedestrian thoroughfares throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico – with locations of millions of points of interest – like restaurants, hotels, ATMs, movie theaters, and other attractions. Users can load and display portions of this data directly onto their eTrex Legend or Legend C via a PC.
The eTrex Legend features a monochrome display with 8MB of internal memory for maps. The eTrex Legend C has a easy-to-read color display with 24MB of internal memory, and also features turn-by-turn auto-routing – which gives Segway HT riders detailed directions on how to get to their destination. Both units can also display important information like speed, heading, distance and path traveled, and elapsed time, as well as TracBack® – a feature that automatically guides you back to the beginning of your trip.
Existing owners can purchase the Garmin GPS units with software and mounts from Segway Authorized Dealers for $399 and $499 for the eTrex Legend and Legend C, respectively. For more information about the Garmin eTrex Legend and Legend C, visit www.garmin.com. For more information about the “Find Your Way With Segway” free GPS promotion and to find a participating dealer, please visit www.segway.com or call 866-4SEGWAY. Promotion participation, inventory and GPS model type may vary by dealer. Call your local dealer to determine participation.
Segway Inc. develops intelligent motion control technology known as Segway® Smart Motion that is embedded in the light electric transportation devices it manufactures, such as the well-known Segway® Human Transporter (HT). This technology is also licensed for use in other innovative products made by third-party companies. Segway Smart Motion provides intelligent motion control that enables a device to monitor its environment, precisely control its motion and make the right decisions about how it should move.
Segway markets a full line of zero-emissions Segway HTs that deliver impressive energy efficiency—equivalent to 450 miles per gallon. Commercial and institutional customers are using the Segway HT to make their operations more efficient and consumers are using it for short-distance trips. The company’s line of Segway Robotic Mobility Platforms (RMPs) offers researchers, government and military organizations intelligent, reliable, durable mobility solutions for robotic applications.
Segway Inc. has a distribution network of 100 Segway Authorized Dealers in the U.S. and 35 Segway Authorized Distributors with dealers on all continents. Segway HTs can be purchased at Segway Authorized Dealers and Distributors or by calling 1-866-4SEGWAY. For additional information about Segway and to find dealer locations, please visit www.segway.com. Press materials and digital images are available through the Segway Press Center at www.segway.com/news.
Segway® is a registered trademark of Segway Inc.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices - most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, eTrex, Legend, MapSource, MetroGuide, City Select, and TracBack are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Anticipated product availability dates are based on management's current expectations and are not guaranteed.
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