September 27, 2016 8:08 AM 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





Key Executives for Garmin International, Inc.

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Age: 78
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Age: 53
Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Age: 60
Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Age: 66
Vice President of Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Garmin International, Inc. Key Developments

Garmin International Inc. Provides Updates on Edge® 520, Edge 820, Edge 1000 and Forerunner® 735XT

Garmin International Inc. announced cycling updates for the Edge® 520, Edge 820, Edge 1000 and Forerunner® 735XT. New LiveTrack Auto Start Garmin is excited to announce a new auto start on Garmin Connect Mobile™for LiveTrack and GroupTrack. This new feature will provide users the ability to seamlessly use these features without needing to pull out their compatible smartphones1 before a ride. With auto start it is now easier than ever for users to be tracked by friends, family and fellow riders, helping them get home safely. StravaBeacon Garmin users who are also Strava Premium members will soon be able to use Beacon, the social network’s new safety feature, with their automatic Garmin LiveTrack sessions. Beacon allows athletes to share their location information in real-time with up to three safety contacts, offering peace of mind for the athlete as well as for their friends and family. ShimanoDi2 Garmin and Shimano are working to further integrate support between Garmin Edge devices and the Shimano Di2 electronic shifting systems. Garmin will be extending the Edge support for Di2 Dura-Ace top buttons to control ANT+ bike lights, including the Varia™ smart bike lights, through their Di2 systems.2 Trek Cyclists can now use their compatible Edge device to automatically control Bontrager’s Transmitr line of ANT+ lights. Bontrager Flare RT, Ion 350 RT and Ion 700 RT lights will turn on automatically with the Edge and the ambient light sensor in the Edge 820 and Edge 1000 will set the appropriate lighting configuration for the day or night.

Garmin International Inc. Announces New Delta Smart™ Dog Training Device and Activity Tracker

Garmin International Inc. announced the new Delta Smart dog training device and activity tracker that works with a compatible smartphone to help keep family dogs safe, healthy, and well behaved. The Delta Smart is a small, inconspicuous, and durable module designed for continuous, long-term wear that attaches to almost any dog collar. When connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth and the free Garmin CANINE™ app, pet owners can give automated or highly customized training corrections and monitor their dog’s activity and behavior – directly from their smartphone touchscreen. At its core, the Delta Smart is a training system for dog owners who want to teach their canine companion new commands, or refocus them away from unwanted behaviors. The dog device functions as a “virtual leash” that can be used inside the home or outdoors. The Delta Smart gives dog owners a wide range of customizable correction settings, including tone, vibration, and 10 levels of stimulation, as well as five different virtual touchscreen remote layouts on a smartphone. Different family members can connect to the Delta Smart with their own devices, and one smartphone can control multiple dog devices. The system also can be configured as an automatic Bark Limiter, which features bark detection and correction technology designed to help put an end to nuisance barking – even when family members are away from the home and unable to deal with the problem. Users may program the Delta Smart to allow no barking, some barking, or set a specific number of barks that are allowed before a correction is made. After time away from their dog, the Garmin CANINE app allows users to review the frequency and timing of a dog’s bark, and records what type of correction (if any) was applied to stop the barking, whether it be tone, vibration, or stimulation. Finally, the Delta Smart is compatible with Keep Away Tags, wireless proximity sensors that are designed to deter pets from entering undesired areas – like trash cans, flower beds, or comfy couches – even when family members are away from home. The Tags can be configured for automatic corrections (tone, vibration, or stimulation) and size of the zone (approximately one to three feet). The Keep Away Tags can also be used to simply monitor a dog’s whereabouts for review later (like when a dog nears his food bowl or enters a room). The Garmin CANINE app also allows users to monitor their dog’s activity and help determine what Fido was up to all day. It records and displays a dog’s activity level, including when he was active, resting, barking, being trained, or went near a Keep Away Tag. The Delta Smart dog training device has been re-engineered with rounded, conductive plastic contacts that are designed for extended wear without causing skin irritation. It comes with three removable collar attachment bands (gray, blue, and fuchsia) that allow it to attach securely to almost any collar as wide as one inch. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to three weeks of use on a full charge, depending on usage and smartphone model. The device has a water rating of 1 ATM (10m). The Delta Smart dog device comes with three collar bands and a USB charging cable and is available at a suggested retail price of $149.99. Garmin also offers a Delta Smart bundle, which includes the items listed above plus a Keep Away Tag for $179.99. Keep Away Tags are sold separately for $49.99. The Delta Smart lineup is available now, and will be featured on QVC in the month of September. Delta Smart and Garmin CANINE are the latest offerings from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or dog training, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.

Garmin International Introduces Fenix Chronos Watch

Garmin International Inc. has announced fenix Chronos, a new version of its multisport watch, available in three styles. Made with premium jeweler's grade materials, fenix Chronos is the first Garmin watch to combine a durable and fashionable metal housing with the latest adventure, fitness training, activity tracking and smartwatch technology. With three versions available: titanium with brushed titanium band; steel with brushed stainless steel band; and steel with vintage leather band, there is fenix Chronos watch to suit every style and every adventure. With a refined and luxurious design, fenix Chronos can seamlessly transition from a day on the trail or intense training session to a dressy event. The premium titanium version features a unique brushed titanium band with individually brushed forged titanium links and black elastomer inner links making it strong yet extremely lightweight and comfortable on the wrist. The steel version has solid 316L stainless steel links carefully assembled and hand-brushed to ensure a smooth, consistent texture. The steel version is also available with a vintage-style leather band, crafted with genuine leather. The stylish leather band has hand-sewn contrast stitching and a nubuck inner lining that combines classic good looks with lasting durability and comfort. Additionally, each fenix Chronos watch comes with an interchangeable silicone sport band, which can be easily interchanged. All versions of fenix Chronos have a high-strength and scratch-resistant sapphire lens and a 1.2-inch Chroma Display with LED backlighting for great visibility in all conditions, even in direct sunlight. These watches also have a 10A (100m) water rating, and are designed to withstand the elements without fear of damage. With Connect IQ compatibility and wireless connectivity features, fenix Chronos is a full-fledged smartwatch that can be totally customized to each user. Through the Connect IQ store in the Garmin Connect mobile app, users can download any of the free apps, widgets, watch faces and data fields to suit their individual needs. Users can even create custom watch faces using their own photos with the new FaceIt app. Additionally, users can pair their fenix Chronos with a compatible phone to receive incoming call, text, email and other alerts right on their watch. Fenix Chronos supports automatic uploads to Garmin Connect mobile, so users can easily and wirelessly upload all their data, start a LiveTrack session or share an activity on social media. Following in the footsteps of the popular fenix 3 line, fenix Chronos boasts a full multisport and navigational toolset. The omni-directional EXO antenna with GPS and GLONASS satellite reception supports better reception in challenging environments than with GPS alone, and the ABC sensors (altimeter, barometer, compass) allow users to keep their bearings while out in the field. Activity profiles include run, bike, lap swim, open water, SUP, row, golf and more. The fenix Chronos is also equipped with daily activity tracking technology, so users can monitor the number of steps taken, calories burned, stairs climbed, and quality of rest at night with the sleep mode. With the addition of Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology, fenix Chronos users have the freedom to monitor heart rate 24/7 at the wrist. Users can easily record heart rate data and intensity minutes without worrying about a chest strap. For the data-hungry user, Chronos can also be paired with the HRM-Run (sold separately) to collect advanced running dynamics. With up to 25 hours of battery life in UltraTrac battery saver mode, fenix Chronos can get up to 13 hours in GPS mode and one week in smart watch mode (depending on settings).

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