January 4, 2007
Garmin® zūmo™ 450: A Motorcycle GPS for the Masses
OLATHE, Kansas/January 4, 2007/PR Newswire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced a new version of the zūmo motorcycle navigator. The zūmo 450 was announced in conjunction with the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas (Garmin booth #36212).
“The zūmo 450 is positioned towards the budget conscience rider who wants a solid and reliable GPS designed for motorcycles,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Whether riding a cruiser or sportbike, the zūmo’s intuitive interface and motorcycle-specific attributes make it ideal for any rider on the go.”
For the ultimate convenience and safety, riders will appreciate the zūmo 450’s glove-friendly design with left-handed controls and oversized touchscreen buttons. The waterproof (IEC 529 IPX-7 standards) device is preloaded with full North American map data that includes over six million points of interest – including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and attractions. In addition, zūmo 450 owners may also establish customized points of interest, such as safety cameras and school zones. Map data is provided by NAVTEQ™ – a world leader in premium-quality mapping.
Riders who want a detailed log of their trips will appreciate being able to download their favorite treks to the accompanying MapSource® software. Zūmo owners can also plan routes on their computer and download it to the zūmo before they begin their journey. In addition, riders can swap routes and waypoints with other zūmo owners via the unit’s SD card slot.
Zūmo owners can also access trip information directly from the zūmo’s trip information page. The bright display shows the rider their speed, heading, and a customizable fuel gauge that lets them define the motorcycle’s maximum fuel range. If a rider wants to leave the pavement for the trail, the zūmo accepts electronic topo maps for off-road navigation.
The zūmo 450 also has many security features. It includes a locking motorcycle mount with waterproof power and data cable connections. The mount is designed to withstand the severe vibration environment commonly experienced in motorcycle riding. The zūmo also includes Garmin Lock™, a unique theft prevention system that disables the zūmo from performing any functions until the user types in a specific 4-digit PIN or takes the unit to a predetermined secure location. If the user does not know the PIN or secure location, the zūmo will be inoperative.
The zūmo 450 is expected to be available in March 2007 at an MSRP of $799. Additional information is available at www.garmin.com or http://www.garmin.com/zumo.
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 and MapSource are registered trademarks, and zūmo and Garmin Lock are 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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