Garmin® quatix™ Marine Watch Joins the Crew to Provide More Information at Sea

  Garmin® quatix™ Marine Watch Joins the Crew to Provide More Information at

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OLATHE, Kan. -- January 17, 2013

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global
leader in satellite navigation, today announced quatix™, its first GPS watch
designed for avid mariners, both power and sail. Quatix combines the most
pivotal marine features and provides both comprehensive navigation and sailing
capabilities while integrating Garmin’s industry-leading GPS technology and
user-friendly interface. Quatix allows mariners the freedom to enjoy the open
waters while having the most important boating information on their wrist.

“Quatix incorporates the most fundamental and critical marine data with
multiple features never before seen in one individual boating watch,” said Dan
Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “In addition to Garmin’s
easy-to-use interface and wireless integration with pre-existing Garmin marine
devices, quatix is a great aide for mariners of any type.”

Unlike other marine watches, quatix is the only watch available to encompass
the most desirable marine features into one integrated device. Mariners can
rely on quatix for multiple sets of marine datum such as tidal information,
COG (course over ground), SOG (speed over ground), and VMG (velocity made
good), along with alerts for speed and anchor drag. Quatix is also equipped
with ABC sensors (altimeter, barometer and compass), providing mariners with
real-time information regarding their environment. The built-in barometer can
be used to predict weather changes, ensuring that the approaching storm
conditions can be avoided. Finally, the 3-axis electronic compass provides the
user’s bearing, whether in motion or not.

The quatix watch combines advanced sail racing tools for unparalleled
awareness and a competitive edge during a racing competition. Quatix can
easily set up a virtual starting line between two GPS waypoints. It then
combines the starting line with the built-in countdown timer to calculate both
distance to the line as well as desired speed and burn time available, which
enables the vessel to cross the line at maximum speed at the exact starting
time. Once the race has begun, the watch then switches to “tack-assist” mode
and indicates whether the vessel is getting headed or lifted based on the
optimal tack angle provided and makes for a more efficient and controlled
sailing experience.

In addition to providing pivotal marine data, quatix helps keep the user safe
as well. With the integrated MOB feature, the watch can automatically trigger
a MOB alarm on a Garmin chartplotter. This allows the captain to see when
someone wearing the quatix has fallen overboard. If the vessel is equipped
with a Garmin Autopilot, the chartplotter can then engage the autopilot and
navigate back to the last known position.

Designed to take on the fiercest conditions, quatix combines a high-strength
housing with a mineral glass lens to help resist scratching. This lightweight
watch boasts a large LCD display with LED backlight and polyurethane
wristbands, maximizing flexibility and durability. Quatix is waterproof up to
50 meters and has a long battery life, up to 6 weeks in watch mode and 16
hours in GPS mode. Basic watch functions include alarms, chimes, various
vibration alerts, timer, stopwatch and world clock with the ability to display
several time zones.

Quatix also provides wireless connectivity and integration to both BlueChart®
Mobile and HomePort™ by allowing the user to transfer waypoints, routes and
tracks via ANT™. Also, quatix provides the ability to wirelessly steer the
boat. If the vessel is equipped with a Garmin Autopilot system, the quatix
connects wirelessly directly to the GHC-10 in the helm and provides autopilot

The quatix is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2013. For
additional information regarding the quatix, visit

Garmin’s marine business segment is a leading provider of navigation and
communication equipment to retail and OEM customers. Garmin’s portfolio
includes the industry’s most sophisticated array of chartplotters and
touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar, high-definition radar, autopilot
offerings and other products and services that are known for innovation,
reliability, and ease-of-use.

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 contact the Media
Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and BlueChart are registered
trademarks and quatix, HomePort and ANT are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its
subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and
service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights

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Wes Owen, 913-397-8200
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