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February 09, 2016 12:28 PM ET

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Company Overview of Garmin International, Inc.

Company Overview

Garmin International, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells navigation, communication, and information devices for automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. It offers on road products, such as automotive, motorcycle, trucking, and traffic receivers; in sports products for golfing, running, and cycling; on the trail devices, including basic handhelds, mapping handhelds, two-way radios, dog tracking systems, and electronic dog training systems; and devices used on water, such as sounders, fish finders, handhelds, radars, autopilots, and marine networking devices, as well as touch screen controlled marine chart plotters. It provides on ai...

1200 East 151st Street

Olathe, KS 66062-3426

United States

Founded in 1989

Phone:

913-397-8200

Fax:

913-397-8282

Key Executives for Garmin International, Inc.

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Age: 77
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Age: 52
Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Age: 59
Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Age: 65
Vice President of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Garmin International, Inc. Key Developments

Garmin International Inc. Announces the Approach S20 GPS Golf Watch

Garmin International Inc. announced the Approach S20 GPS golf watch. Stylish, sleek and lightweight, this versatile watch comes preloaded with more than 40,000 courses around the world, plus daily activity tracking and connected features like smart notifications and automatic updates. The new AutoShot feature records the location and distance of every shot automatically, then data is uploaded to the recently updated Garmin Connect mobile app for post-round analysis. The S20 provides information like yardages to the green, hazards and more, and is compatible with the new TruSwing golf club sensor to provide in-depth swing metrics. The Approach S20 is being announced in conjunction with the PGA Show in Orlando, Fla., and will be showcased at the Garmin booth #1313, as well as the Demo Day at Tee 2U-15. The Approach S20 boasts the new AutoShot round analyzer feature, which automatically records the location and distance of every shot and uploads it to the user’s Garmin Connect account for post-round analysis. Additionally, the S20 can be paired with the new TruSwing sensor to provide the user with in-depth swing metrics to improve their swing consistency. Through CourseView auto updater on the Garmin Connect mobile app, Approach S20 users can have updates to the courses they play the most sent to their watch automatically, making sure they always have the most up-to-date course data. Stylish and comfortable with a full-hinged watchband, the Approach S20 is suitable for everyday wear. In addition to the golf features, the S2 boasts daily activity tracking which monitors and records daily steps, calories burned, distance and sleep, with move alerts to keep users active throughout the day. The S20 also receives smart notifications from compatible smartphones, so users can stay connected with notifications for call, texts, emails and more right on their watch. The Approach S20 uses high-sensitivity GPS and comes preloaded with data for more than 40,000 courses around the world with no additional fees or subscriptions. It measures precise distances to the front, back and middle of the green in large, easy-to-read numbers on a sunlight readable display. Additionally, the Approach S20 measures distances to course targets like sand traps, water hazards and more, as well as layups and doglegs. Golfers can use the Green View feature to see the outline of the green on each hole, where they can manually position the pin to that day’s location in order to get the most accurate measurements. In addition to the digital scorecard that can be used in each round, the Approach S20 can also track individual stats like fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. With a compatible smartphone, data will automatically be uploaded and stored in the Garmin Connect mobile app, so golfers can track their progress over time and share with friends. Within Garmin Connect, S20 users can access all their stats, like average score, total putts and more. When using the AutoShot feature, S20 users can gather even more data like the average distance for each club, longest drive per round and overall. They can even see all their shots overlaid onto one map to see their own personal trends and tendencies, so they know what to work on for the next round. The Approach S20 can get up to 15 hours of battery life in GPS mode and up to 8 weeks in watch mode with activity tracking. It boasts a 5 ATM water rating, so it can easily withstand the elements, whether golfers get caught in a sudden rainstorm or are sweating on a hot day. The Approach S20 will be available in February 2016 in black, white and midnight teal. The S20 will have a suggested retail price of $199.99.

Garmin International Inc. Announces TruSwing, Golf Club Sensor Accessory

Garmin International Inc. announced TruSwing, the company’s first golf club sensor accessory. The small, lightweight and easy-to-use sensor measures the swing metrics golfers need to improve their game, and makes the data available immediately. Unlike other swing sensors currently on the market, TruSwing syncs wirelessly to a variety of Approach® devices1, so golfers can get instant swing feedback right on their wrist after each swing. For even more information, golfers can use TruSwing with the recently updated Garmin Connect™ mobile app [1] on their smartphone or tablet to get detailed data like 3D animations, or to review their entire swing session. TruSwing is an easy-to-use sensor that’s ideal for golfers at any level, whether they’re new to the game or have been playing for years. Perfect to use either at the driving range or during a round, TruSwing gives golfers advanced swing metrics at-a-glance for easy analysis just seconds after every swing. Data can be displayed on the crisp, sunlight readable screen of an Approach watch or handheld, as well as on a smartphone or tablet through the recently updated Garmin Connect mobile app. Data is transmitted after each swing, so golfers are able to analyze and improve their swing during each session. What this means to a golfer: Ball Flight: Club path, face angle and shaft angle are three of the metrics that TruSwing provides that affect what direction the ball goes. This helps golfers understand what adjustments they need to make to hit the ball straighter. Trajectory: Shaft lean and face angle affect the dynamic loft, which impacts the trajectory the ball flies. Golfers can use these metrics to practice taking off or adding loft to their shots. Distance: How far the ball goes is related to how fast the club head is traveling and where on the club face the ball is hit. Golfers can use the swing tempo metric to improve swing consistency and see how it affects club head speed. Additionally, TruSwing collects data to produce 3D swing animations through the Garmin Connect mobile app on a smartphone or tablet. With these animated diagrams, golfers can view side-by-side swing comparisons to analyze their data in real-time, so they’re aware of their own specific areas for improvement. Individual swings can be analyzed, and two swings can be overlaid on top of each other to compare and contrast so golfers know what to focus on next time. Golfers who use TruSwing with an Approach S6 watch will have access to the Advanced Swing Animations, which provides golfers with additional wrist path data to show where their forearm is throughout the swing.

Garmin International, Inc. Introduces the Approach® G10: the Smallest Golf GPS Device from Garmin®

Garmin International Inc. announced the Approach G10, a sleek, pocket-sized golf GPS device that fits almost anywhere. The Approach G10 boasts a compact design; with a high sensitivity GPS that provides golfers with information like yardage, hazards and more in a convenient form factor with built-in clip. Preloaded with more than 40,000 golf courses around the world with lifetime updates and no additional fees, golfers will have access to yardages and Green View at their fingertips on an easy-to-read screen. Additionally, the Approach G10 doubles as a digital scorecard, so golfers are able to track their progress using Garmin Connect. The Approach G10 acts as a digital scorecard throughout each round played, and can track individual stats like fairways hit, greens in regulation and putts per round. Data is uploaded and stored in Garmin Connect, so golfers can record their round and review it in Garmin Connect. Within Garmin Connect, G10 users can access all their stats, like average score, total putts and more. G10 users can also do a full course analysis to see hole-by-hole details, as well as trends and tendencies to work for the next round. Additionally, the Approach G10 as a built-in odometer, so golfers can see how much distance they covered during each round. Lasting up to 15 hours of battery life in GPS mode, the Approach G10 can get through multiple rounds of golf on a single charge. Despite its lightweight and compact design, the G10 is also rugged with an IPX-7 water rating, so it can withstand the elements if golfers get caught in a sudden rainstorm.

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