October 9, 2001
Garmin® Fishfinder 240 Blue Enhances Family
of Offshore Sonars
OLATHE, Kan. Garmin International, a unit of Garmin Ltd.
(Nasdaq: GRMN), unveiled its newest saltwater sonar today
the Fishfinder 240 Blue
which rounds out the companys Fishfinder Blue series
Like the Fishfinder 160 Blue, the Fishfinder 240 Blue offers
offshore anglers 4,000 watts of power peak to peak (500 watts
RMS) and dual frequency (50/200 kHz) for shallow or deep water
performance. The Fishfinder 240 Blue boasts a high-resolution,
240x240-pixel count on a four-level grayscale display. And like
all Garmin fishfinders, it utilizes the company's patented
See-Thru® technology to detect weak and strong signals that allow
the angler to see fish in structure and thermoclines. The units
graphic whiteline provides a clear picture of the bottom hardness
"We are pleased to offer another affordable sonar solution
to the offshore market," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's
director of marketing. "The Fishfinder 240 Blue delivers
the power and sonar quality on a beautiful display to help enthusiasts
meet the challenges of going deep in their saltwater fishing pursuits."
The Fishfinder 240 Blue is expected to be available in early
2002 with a suggested retail price of $399 which includes
speed and temperature sensors.
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 See-Thru are registered trademarks
and Fishfinder 100/160/240 Blue are trademarks 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.