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January 7, 1999

Garmin® Unveils StreetPilot® GPS ColorMap

Latest GPS Combines Portable Automotive Mapping System with Full Color Display

OLATHE, Kan. -- Garmin International, the leading manufacturer of consumer GPS products, announces the latest in portable automobile navigation -- StreetPilot GPS ColorMap. StreetPilot ColorMap takes up where its sister, StreetPilot GPS, left off but in brilliant, living color and in even more impressive detail.

This latest GPS receiver boasts a razor-sharp, high-resolution, 16-color display for easy map reading. Best of all, StreetPilot ColorMap comes in a lightweight, portable package that can be used in or out of the car.

"We really changed the way drivers navigate their way around unfamiliar cities when we launched StreetPilot last spring," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing. "I think they will find ColorMap to be just as user-friendly and even easier to read with the addition of the color display."

Highlights of the StreetPilot GPS ColorMap include:

  • 16 color, high-resolution display (240 x 128 pixels)
  • Built-in electronic basemap covering the U.S., Canada and South America
  • Internal database of exit information for the federal interstate highway system lists available services such as food, lodging and service stations
  • Manual route creation with turn-by-turn guidance

The StreetPilot ColorMap offers an optional look-up capability using Garmin MetroGuide® cartridges, providing the ultimate in street-level detail. Just use the "find" button, and address locations and telephone numbers for thousands of restaurants, hotels, gas stations, shopping centers and tourist attractions will pop up on the screen.

The StreetPilot ColorMap is sold standard with cigarette lighter adapter, PC interface cable and automobile dash mount. ColorMap will be available in January 1999 and will most often sell for $699.99. MetroGuide cartridges are priced between $99 and $199, depending on the coverage area.