Garmin(R) nuvi(R) 600-series: Widescreen Navigation for Everyone

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

    HANNOVER, Germany, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Garmin
 International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:   GRMN), today announced
 several new widescreen navigators -- the nuvi 600, nuvi 650, and nuvi
 660FM. These navigators made their debut at CeBIT, Europe's premier
 electronics trade show in Hannover, Germany, March 15-21, 2007 (Garmin
 Booth: B29, Hall 11).
     "The nuvi is an indispensable travel tool," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's
 vice president of worldwide sales. "Whether you're navigating in a car or
 you're using the nuvi's pedestrian mode and walking, the nuvi 600-series'
 widescreen makes traveling from point A to point B straight-forward and
     With its large, 4.3-inch (diagonal) touchscreen, the nuvi 650 offers
 cost conscience consumers the benefits of a widescreen Personal Travel
 Assistant(TM) without compromising the features that have made the nuvi
 popular. This sleek device makes navigating to a destination easy thanks to
 the simple to use interface and turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions.
     In addition, the nuvi 650 offers innovative applications such as the
 Garmin Travel Guide(TM), Garmin Language Guide(TM), and Garmin
 SaversGuide(R). These optional guides are available on SD card and provide
 helpful and thorough information: restaurant and hotel reviews and
 recommendations, audible language translation into five different
 languages, the first geo-coded "coupon book" that notifies users of nearby
 discounts at restaurants, hotels, automotive repair, and more. The nuvi 650
 does not include Bluetooth Wireless Technology, FM transmitter, or standard
 real-time traffic info. Real-time traffic is available on the nuvi 650
 through an optional traffic receiver.
     The nuvi 650 is available with preloaded maps of either North America
 or over 30 countries in Europe. Those in Europe seeking specific regional
 map data should consider the nuvi 600, a regionalized version of the nuvi
 650 that is only available in Europe. The nuvi 600's regional coverage
 includes UK/Ireland, Nordics, France, Italy/Greece,
 Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg, Spain/Portugal, Alps, and
 Germany/Switzerland/Austria/Czech Republic. All map data is provided by
 NAVTEQ(TM) -- a world leader in premium-quality mapping.
     The nuvi 660FM brings the benefits of an integrated FM transmitter to
 the European version of the nuvi 660. Available only in Europe, the nuvi
 660FM's integrated FM transmitter makes it possible to broadcast voice
 guidance, MP3, audio books and phone calls over the vehicle's existing
 speakers*. The nuvi's entertainment audio is muted when navigation
 instructions are given. Other industry leading features of the nuvi 660FM
 include an integrated traffic receiver that makes it possible to avoid
 traffic and road construction delays, and Bluetooth Wireless Technology
 capability that allows hands-free mobile phone calls.
     The nuvi 600, nuvi 650, and nuvi 660FM are expected to be available in
 April. Additional information is available at
     *Use of FM transmitters is currently not permitted in certain European
 countries due to specific radio frequency restrictions. You must check the
 local regulations in the country in which you intend to use the FM
 transmitter to ensure its use is permitted in that country.
     About Garmin International, Inc.
     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 and nuvi, are
 registered trademarks, and Garmin Travel Guide and Garmin Language Guide
 are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
     All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service
 marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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 introductions are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on
 management's current expectations. The forward-looking events and
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