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
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 http://www.gps-buddy.com.
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
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
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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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the company's future product introductions are forward-looking statements.
Such statements are based on management's current expectations. The
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unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not
limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the year ended December 30, 2006 filed by Garmin with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (Commission file number 000-31983). A copy of Garmin's
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SOURCE Garmin Ltd.