Garmin® Introduces New Line of Electronic Dog Training Collars

  Garmin® Introduces New Line of Electronic Dog Training Collars

         BarkLimiter™ and Delta™ Series Help Make Dogs More Enjoyable

Business Wire

OLATHE, Kan. -- January 14, 2013

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global
leader in satellite navigation, today announced a new line of electronic dog
training systems: the BarkLimiter series of bark reduction collars and the
Delta series of training collars for dogs.

“These new electronic dog training aids are designed to help dogs learn –
whether they’re elite sporting dogs or beloved members of the family,” said
Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Both the BarkLimiter
and Delta series feature proven and safe electronic correction technology that
has been perfected by Tri-Tronics – the leader in electronic dog training
devices for more than 40 years.”

The BarkLimiter Series

There’s no denying it – all dogs bark. But problems begin when the barking
becomes incessant – often times when family members are away from the home and
unable to deal with the problem. Neighbors start complaining, and in extreme
cases, the landlord or animal control intervenes – forcing pet owners to make
difficult decisions.

The new BarkLimiter series helps put an end to the problem by giving dog
owners control over nuisance barking. Featuring bark identification technology
that uses innovative accelerometer technology, the BarkLimiter is able to
distinguish between barking and other vocalizations. Also exclusive to the new
BarkLimiter Series is Advanced Bark Correction Technology, which delivers
consistent and instantaneous correction, while substantially reducing false
corrections that can be caused by external noises.

Like all Garmin products, the BarkLimiter Series is simple to use, with a
set-it-and-forget-it “autorise” function that automatically programs the
stimulation intensity level based on the barking behavior of each individual
dog. When a bark is detected, the lowest level of correction is given, and
corrections will rise until the dog stops nuisance barking. After a prolonged
period of quiet, the BarkLimiter will reset itself to two levels below the
dog’s maximum level reached and begin rising again if barking resumes.
Vibration and manual settings are also included.

For dogs that spend time alone in an apartment or back yard, the Bark
Odometer™ lets dog owners know exactly how many times their dog barked while
they were away. The lightweight and compact BarkLimiter series features
integrated stainless steel contact points and is waterproof in one meter of
water for up to 30 minutes. Two versions are offered: the BarkLimiter, which
features a long-lasting (up to 10 months) user-replaceable battery, and the
BarkLimiter Deluxe, which features a rechargeable battery that lasts The
BarkLimiter has a retail price of $79.99, and the BarkLimiter Deluxe has a
retail price of $99.99. Both models will be available in stores and online in
the first quarter of 2013.

The Delta Series

For dog owners that want both a training collar and a bark collar, the Delta
Sport delivers – combining two great features into one small package. The
Delta Sport is a sleek, ergonomic, and simple-to-use electronic training
system for dog owners who want to teach their canine companion new commands,
or refocus them away from unwanted behaviors. Functioning as a “virtual leash”
up to three-quarters of a mile away, the Delta Sport gives dog owners a wide
range of customizable correction settings, including tone, vibration, and 18
levels of momentary and continuous stimulation. And when not being used as a
training collar, it serves double duty as a bark collar, with the same
autorise feature found in the BarkLimiter Deluxe.

The Delta handheld’s easy-to-read LCD display makes it simple to switch among
five different training configurations. The trainer can make immediate
corrections when necessary – all based on the temperament of the dog and the
specific situation at hand. The Delta handheld can control up to three collars
total (sold separately) and switching between different dog collars is
effortless. The lightweight and compact Delta features integrated stainless
steel contact points and both the collar unit and handheld are waterproof in
one meter of water for up to 30 minutes – and the transmitter floats. Both the
handheld and collar unit come with rechargeable batteries that last up to
three months on a full charge.

For trainers who only want e-collar functions (and no BarkLimiter), Garmin
offers the Delta in a basic configuration with three training configurations
(instead of five) and half-mile range.

The Delta has a retail price of $199.99, and the Delta Sport has a retail
price of $249.99. Both models will be available in stores and online in the
first quarter of 2013.

The BarkLimiter and Delta Series dog training devices are the latest
innovations in Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing
technologies to enhance users’ outdoor experiences and their relationships
with their canine companions. Whether it’s hiking, hunting, golfing,
geocaching, or dog training, Garmin devices are essential tools for outdoor
enthusiasts of all levels.For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor
products and services, go to, and

About Garmin International Inc.

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has
designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and
information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS
technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor
recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is
incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the
United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
Garmin's virtual pressroom at or contact the Media
Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and Tri-Tronics are registered
trademarks and BarkLimiter and Delta are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its

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FCC Notice:

The Delta and Delta Sport have not been authorized as required by the rules of
the Federal Communications Commission. These devices are not, and may not be,
offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.


Garmin International Inc.
Ted Gartner, 913-397-8200
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