October 9, 2001
Garmin® Adds Vivid Color to the GPSMAP® 182/188
OLATHE, Kan. Garmin International, a unit of Garmin Ltd.
(Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced two additions to its new line
of chartplotter and combination GPS/sonar units sunlight-readable
color on the GPSMAP 182C
and GPSMAP 188C Sounder.
Garmin overhauled its entire marine line in 2001, and offered
daylight-viewable color as an option to monochrome displays at
the high end of the product mix. Now the company is bringing brilliant
color to the heart of its chartplotter family.
"We listened to mariners asking for affordability and performance
in a feature-packed chartplotter; our answer is the 182C/188C,"
said Gary Kelley, Garmin's director of marketing. "When
combined with our powerful BlueChart® cartography, boaters will
get a colorful, crystal-clear view of their position in any kind
of lighting conditions and the confidence that theyll reach
their destination hassle-free."
Aside from a 16-color TFT display, the GPSMAP 182C/188C will
have the same features as the four-level grayscale GPSMAP 182/188.
The units come equipped with a WAAS-enabled
12 channel GPS receiver for better accuracy; worldwide basemap,
including U.S. tide data; high-resolution five-inch display with
234x320 pixel count; audible alerts; waterproof to IPX-7 standards;
storage of 3,000 waypoints; backlit keypad; and a built-in celestial
table. The GPSMAP 188C Sounder also has a dual-frequency (50/200
kHz), 500-watt sounder, ensuring deepwater performance and superior
Both units are expected to be available in the first quarter
of 2002, with a suggested retail price of $1,142.84 for the GPSMAP
182C and $1,485.70 for the GPSMAP 188C Sounder.
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GRMN) group of companies, which design and manufacture navigation,
communication and information devices most of which are
enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve the aviation,
marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM markets.
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and United
Kingdom. For more information, visit the Virtual Press Room at
www.garmin.com/pressroom, or contact the Media Relations department
at 913-397-8200. Garmin and GPSMAP are registered trademarks and
BlueChart is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
This press release contains forward-looking statements respecting
Garmin Ltd. and its business. Any statements regarding the company's
future financial position, revenues, earnings, product introductions,
plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results
may differ materially. There could be a number of factors affecting
future results, including those factors identified in Garmin's
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2000
filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission
file number 0-31983). Garmin will not update any forward-looking
statements in this press release to reflect future events or developments.