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October 07, 2015 7:12 AM ET

Communications Equipment

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: 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 New Dash Cam 30 and Dash Cam 35

Garmin International Inc. announced new Dash Cam 30 and Dash Cam 35. Representing the next generation of the Garmin Dash Came these two high-definition standalone driving recorders easily mount to a windshield and record footage in a continuous loop. Garmin Dash Cam starts recording when the vehicle is turned on and stops when it is turned off1, serving as a drivers true eyewitness on the road. The Incident detection automatically saves video footage on impact. New driver alerts2 allow Dash Cam to not only record the drive ahead, but also offer helpful alerts that encourage safer driving behavior for customers. Cams provide the reliability and high quality standards that drivers deserve. Now with the addition of new driver alerts to the Garmin Dash Cam, can proudly promote safer driving behavior for dedicated customer base Garmin Dash Cam models are available with and without GPS. The GPS-enabled Dash Cam 35 allows the camera to label footage with date, time, latitude, longitude and speed so that customers know exactly when and where events take place. The date and time may be manually set on Dash Cam 30 Video footage is stored on the replaceable micro SD memory card, which is included with purchase of the Garmin Dash Cam. Both Dash Cam 30 and 35 accept micro SD cards of up to 64GB.

Garmin International Inc. Announces the Montana 610, 610T Camo, 680 and 680T

Garmin International Inc. announced the Montana 610, 610t Camo, 680 and 680t, adding four new units to the popular line of outdoor handhelds. Featuring an updated 8MP camera for high-quality geotagged photos, the new Montana 600 series units now have GLONASS support for improved positioning and quicker fixes, as well as 250,000 preloaded geocaches and storage capacity for millions more. The new Montana 600 series feature a ruggedized design with multiple mounting and battery options, and support for a wide range of Garmin cartography, including a free subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery on all units and preloaded TOPO US 100K on the 610t Camo and 680t. Featuring an updated 4-inch, dual orientation, glove friendly touchscreen display, the new Montana 600 series units have a rugged design with an IPX7 water rating1 to handle the elements. Each unit has a 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter, plus a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with GLONASS support, which allows for a quick and strong satellite fix, even in heavy cover or deep canyons. The Montana 680 and 680t boast an 8 MP digital camera for high-quality images that are automatically geotagged, so users can easily navigate back to that exact spot. Each unit comes preloaded with a worldwide shaded relief basemap, a one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, and a microSD card slot to support additional maps. The 610t Camo and the 680t also come preloaded with TOPO US 100K. With an array of compatible mounts, the new Montana 600 series is designed for use on ATVs, in boats, as a handheld or in user car or RV. Use the auto mount with City Navigator® maps for spoken, turn-by-turn driving directions, or the rugged mount on a motorcycle or ATV. Additionally, these units support a wide range of Garmin cartography like TOPO US 24K, BlueChart® g2 while out on the water, or HuntView to see public and private land data while hunting. The camouflage finish on the 610t Camo is also ideal for the avid hunter or outdoorsmen who is looking for a unit that can easily transition from a handheld to mounted on an ATV or in a truck. Each unit operates on a unique dual-battery system, which is compatible with either a rechargeable lithium-ion pack or standard AA batteries to get up to 22 hours of battery life. Each unit also has ample memory to hold maps on board, a microSD card slot to support additional data and wireless data transfer capabilities, so users can easily share waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches with other compatible Garmin GPS users. The new Montana 600 series units make paperless geocaching easier than ever. Each device comes preloaded with the locations of 250,000 geocaches from [5]. Devices store and display key information to find the cleverly hidden containers including the geocache coordinates, terrain rating, its difficulty, hints and descriptions, so users no longer have to manually enter coordinates or print out geocache info. By going paperless, users are helping the environment and improving their efficiency. In addition to the preloaded geocaches, the new Montana devices can store millions more, so users will no longer have to pick and choose which geocaches they want to load on their device. Available in fall 2015, the Montana 610 will have a suggested retail price of $499.99; the 610t Camo will have a suggested retail price of $549.99; the 680 will have a suggested retail price of $549.99; and the 680t will have a suggested retail price of $599.99. The Montana 610, 610t Camo, 680 and 680t are the latest solutions from Garmin's expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users' outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, dog training, or capturing it all on VIRB action cameras, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.

Garmin International Inc. Expands its Partnership with Honda Motors Multiyear In-Dash Navigation Partnership for New Honda Models

Garmin International Inc. announced the expansion of a partnership with Honda Motors that brings Garmin and its navigation into multiple Honda infotainment systems over the next four years. The latest vehicle platform to launch with Garmin and its navigation solution is the all-new Honda Pilot. The Garmin system brings a seamless integration into Honda infotainment consoles while simultaneously offering several of the company’s quality signature features. Preloaded maps allow users to navigate through areas that lack cell reception, while millions of points of interest make it easy to find existing or new locations. With ease of use in mind, spoken turn-by-turn directions are further enhanced with advanced guidance features to navigate drivers through the most challenging and rigorous of circumstances. Lane guidance indicates the proper lane for a driver to make a turn and photoReal junction viewprovides photo-realistic images of junctions and exits. The system also includes real-time traffic avoidance, speed limit display, 3D buildings, terrain views and more.

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