Garmin® Golf Expands with the Approach™ S2: A Sleek Golf Wristwatch Preloaded with over 30,000 Worldwide Courses and

  Garmin® Golf Expands with the Approach™ S2: A Sleek Golf Wristwatch
  Preloaded with over 30,000 Worldwide Courses and Extensive Measurement

2013 PGA Merchandise Show

Business Wire

OLATHE, Kan. -- January 23, 2013

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global
leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Approach S2 GPS golf
watch—a sleek, stylish golf watch to expand the already popular Approach
Series. The Approach S2 comes preloaded with over 30,000 worldwide courses,
and is ready to use right out of the box without any subscriptions or fees. In
addition to measuring distances to the front, back and middle of the green
(like the Approach S1), the S2 features layup and dogleg distances at a glance
so golfers can be at the top of their game, all while keeping track of their
strokes on the digital scorecard. Additionally, the Approach S2 boasts a
fashionable, yet functional design that is sleek enough for everyday wear but
also acts as a digital guide to golf courses across the globe. Approach S2 was
announced in preparation for the PGA Show in Orlando, FL. (Jan 24-26 2013)
where it will be prominently displayed at the Garmin booth.

Garmin Approach S2 (Photo: Business Wire)

Garmin Approach S2 (Photo: Business Wire)

“The Approach S2 is the perfect companion for the recreational golfer,” said
Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “With over 30,000
courses across the world available out of the box, matched with the extensive
measurement features and digital scorecard, this device will instantly give
golfers a competitive edge.”

Available in multiple color options (white/grey, black/red, purple/white), the
Approach S2 measures individual shot distances and precise yardage to the
front, back and middle of the green, and for those who walk the course, there
is an odometer to tell golfers how far they have walked. The S2 also features
layup and dogleg distances at a glance so golfers can improve their
understanding of any course and in turn attempt to lower their score. To see
the S2 in action, go to

Weighing a mere 1.8 ounces, the sleek and athletic design of the S2 allows it
to be just as comfortable on the course as it is off. The S2 is rugged,
durable and waterproof (to 10m), while its flexible removable bands lend to an
enhanced fit and easy replacement for a personalized, sporty look to suit any
taste (colorful replacement bands available). With automatic time and date
plus an alarm and rechargeable lithium ion battery, golfers will never miss a
tee time.

The S2 can be used anywhere in the world and because its over 30,000 worldwide
courses are onboard, golfers will never have to worry about data fees nor
roaming charges. And, golfers traveling, playing unfamiliar courses, or
perhaps want to simply better understand their regular courses at home will be
able to improve their score and turn a few heads while doing so with the
Approach S2. The S2 also offers lifetime course updates without a subscription
or any additional fees. The digital scorecard feature allows for scores to be
saved, viewed and analyzed via Garmin’s web based program. Scores can also be
printed, making it easier for golfers to keep score and keep a record of their

The Approach S2 will be available March 2013 and have a suggested retail price
of $249.99, and will be available at specialty golf retailers and golf course
pro-shops. The Approach S2 is the latest addition to Garmin’s outdoor market
segment, which strives to enhance users’ experiences on the course, on the
road, on the trail and on the water. For more information about Garmin
products or to read the Garmin blog, please go to, or connect
with us on social media and

This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal
Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for
sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

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 Approach are registered
trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not
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limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
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