Garmin(R) Mobile XT(TM) and GPS Buddy Introduce Mobile Resource Management Application

Mar 15, 2007, 01:00 ET from Garmin Ltd.

    OLATHE, Kan., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Garmin International
 Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:   GRMN), today announced that Garmin
 Mobile XT can now be paired with GPS Buddy on virtually any GPS handset or
 Bluetooth wireless-enabled smartphone -- providing complete mobile resource
 management that is designed to enhance the productivity of a workforce.
     "Paired with GPS Buddy, Garmin Mobile XT gives companies the tools they
 need to ensure their business runs smoothly," said Roger Jollis, Garmin's
 director of OEM and mobile marketing. "And since many mobile workforces
 already own smartphones, incorporating Garmin Mobile XT and GPS Buddy is a
 cost-effective solution as well."
     Paired with Garmin Mobile XT, GPS Buddy gives a company the capability
 to monitor its workforce in real time and communicate with mobile workers
 via any applicable smartphone -- directly over the handset's wireless
 provider. If the office needs to direct an employee to a new location, they
 can receive turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions to the new destination
 on their smartphone. Initially, this solution will be available on
 smartphones operating with Microsoft Windows Mobile platforms but will be
 available on select Symbian and Palm OS handsets later in the year.
     "All our software and web services for extensive fleet management
 solutions are already available in twelve languages," said Thomas Verhuyck,
 GPS Buddy's director of localization services. "More languages will be
 added, so that our very affordable solutions will be available in more and
 more countries."
     Garmin Mobile XT maps are pre-programmed on a memory card that is
 inserted into a smartphone, giving the handset powerful features and
 Garmin's intuitive interface. Workers can use their smartphone's internal
 GPS receiver or purchase a GPS receiver like Garmin's GPS 10x(TM), a
 compact GPS receiver that uses Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
     Garmin Mobile XT allows the user to look up millions of points of
 interest such as restaurants, hotels, ATMs, and gas stations. After
 entering a destination, the device will automatically provide
 voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions to a destination. Depending on
 service availability in a particular area, users can also access traffic
 information, fuel prices, weather conditions and forecasts, and other
 location-based services directly on their mobile phone.
     More information and pricing is available at
     About GPS Buddy
     GPS Buddy is at the forefront of easy-to-use business solutions for
 tracking, managing, monitoring, messaging, navigation and routing from
 door-to-door. All solutions are already available in more than 20
     About Garmin
     Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:  
 GRMN) group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells
 navigation, communication and information devices and applications -- most
 of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in consumer and
 general aviation navigation and its products serve the automotive/mobile,
 outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation markets. 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 is a registered
 trademark, and Garmin Mobile XT and GPS 10x are trademarks of Garmin Ltd.
 or its subsidiaries.
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