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January 8, 2003

Garmin's iQue™ 3600 Enhanced by Third-Party Software Applications

OLATHE, Kan./PR Newswire — Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today showcased the third-party applications that will initially be available on the company’s award-winning GPS-enabled PDA, the iQue 3600. The applications suite takes the iQue 3600 beyond an organizer/navigator to a full-life PDA. Applications developers include LinksPoint, Infinity Softworks, Astraware, DataViz, SplashData and Vindigo®.


"This software bundle will bolster an already robust set of applications that run on the Palm OS 5 platform and deliver even greater utility to the iQue 3600," said Guy Waitley, Garmin's associate director of business development. "Our SDK will also enable developers to create PDA applications that take advantage of our unique GPS capabilities and other leading functions on our handheld."


Garmin's iQue 3600 will be the first PDA to incorporate StarCaddy, a leading handheld golf application from LinksPoint Inc. Using the iQue's integrated GPS capabilities, StarCaddy pinpoints a golfer’s exact position on an electronic map of the course and provides accurate distance to the center of the green and other course features like doglegs, sandtraps and water. StarCaddy helps golfers pick the right club, avoid hazards and improve their overall game. Users will be able to download a free trial StarCaddy map for use on a course of their choice from the StarCaddy directory.


Business users will appreciate the full version of powerOne™ Personal calculator from Infinity Softworks Inc. This application delivers extra power for easy calculating of financial, investment, health/fitness, shopping and other math and business functions — as well as the ability to import skins.


The iQue 3600 provides a wide variety of PDA games from Astraware Ltd., maker of the best-selling handheld games on the market. Users will have access to demonstration versions of Astraware’s most popular titles, including Bejeweled, Seven Seas, Alchemy, Mummy Maze, Atomica, Text Twist and Mahjongg.


For the business professional, the Garmin iQue 3600 also offers a trial version of Documents To Go Standard Edition from DataViz Inc. — an application that allows the user to create and edit Word and Excel documents on their PDA, creating a power office solution for workers on the go.


The iQue 3600 features a trial version of the leading image viewer for Palm OS handhelds — SplashPhoto from SplashData Inc. SplashPhoto is a fun, easy-to-use, high-quality application that has been specifically designed to take advantage of the iQue 3600's high-resolution, 320x480 display and ARM processor for fast upload of such intensive processor tasks as JPEG decoding.


When going out for a night on the town, users will appreciate a trial version of Vindigo 2.0 from Vindigo Inc., which combines the features of an entertainment guide and yellow pages directory. With Vindigo 2.0 onboard, users can find the best restaurants, theaters and nightclubs at the touch of a button. The application comes complete with maps and directions to any listing.


The application-rich iQue 3600 is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2003. It has earned a "Best of Innovations" award in the Mobile Office category at the 2003 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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. Visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200 for more information. Garmin is a registered trademark, and iQue is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other products and brand names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

Notice on forward-looking statements:

This release includes projections and other forward-looking statements regarding 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. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of risk factors affecting Garmin. Information concerning risk factors that could affect Garmin's actual results is contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2001 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin’s Form 10-K can be downloaded from http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.

 

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