Garmin Announces GPS Product Support for Mac OS X

Jan 10, 2006, 00:00 ET from Garmin International Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MACWORLD EXPO -- Garmin
 International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:   GRMN), today announced that
 it will immediately begin to make its line of GPS and mobile electronics
 devices compatible with Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger."  This makes Garmin the
 first major GPS designer and manufacturer to announce direct support for
 Mac OS X.
     "We are very excited to be supporting the many tech-savvy Garmin users who
 are also Mac devotees," said Min Kao, Garmin Ltd.'s chairman and CEO.  "Mac
 users have been encouraging us to make our GPS units Mac compatible, and we've
 listened.  We hope this brings the many benefits of GPS to current Mac users
 and invites future Apple customers to the Garmin fold."
     "The popularity of Mac OS X is attracting many first time developers to
 the Mac and driving astonishing innovation," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice
 president of Worldwide Developer Relations.  "We're thrilled to welcome Garmin
 to the platform and look forward to exciting new applications that take
 advantage of its GPS-based products and Mac OS X."
     Beginning in spring 2006, Garmin will offer a Mac version of its popular
 Training Center software.  Used with Garmin's line of Forerunner and Edge
 series of fitness products, the Training Center software lets users plan and
 analyze workouts.  Fitness enthusiasts can create their own workouts or use
 workout templates that can be downloaded into the unit for any level of
 personal training.  The software also offers interactive analysis tools that
 will now allow Mac users to chart their performance information like speed,
 heart rate, cadence, elevation, and pace.
     Also in spring 2006, Garmin will make the
 upload interface Mac compatible. translates GPS data into
 performance analysis, online mapping, and route sharing for endurance and
 outdoor athletes.  Data collected by a Garmin GPS device is uploaded to where time, distance, speed, elevation, cadence, grade, and
 heart rate analysis is displayed through charts, illustrations, and reports.
 This activity data can also be displayed as a route and replayed on street,
 photo, topographic, and elevation maps as well as the popular Google Earth
 service.  Members can also use the TrailNetwork database to seek out and
 download new activities in their region, to find popular routes while
 traveling, or to engage in "virtual races" with other MotionBased users.
     By the end of 2006, Garmin intends to have made all its popular hardware
 and software applications Mac OS X compatible.  This includes the ability to
 load MapSource map data to Garmin units via a Mac, as well as waypoint and
 trip planning applications.  Additionally, the Garmin nRoute application will
 allow Powerbook and iBook users to turn their laptop into a powerful street
 navigation tool with Garmin's GPS 10 or GPS 18 sensors.
     Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:   GRMN)
 group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication
 and information devices -- most of which are enabled by GPS technology.
 Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its
 products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and
 OEM applications.  Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, 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, Forerunner, and MapSource are registered trademarks,
 and Edge, Training Center, MotionBased, TrailNetwork. and nRoute are
 trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  Anticipated product
 availability dates are based on management's current expectations and are not
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 year ended December 25, 2004 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange
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