OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced the Garmin Nautix™, a hands-free in-view display that enhances
mariners’ situational awareness by putting important information in
their line of sight1. The versatile design of the Garmin
Nautix attaches to most sunglasses and it displays key boating data
including speed, heading, water depth and temperature, wind direction,
engine RPM, and more from a compatible on-board device. The Garmin
Nautix is being announced in conjunction with the Miami International
Boat Show, and will be on display at the Garmin booth #C480.
“The Garmin Nautix is another example of our innovative head-mounted
display technology that’s purpose built and designed for dedicated
activities like cruising, fishing or sailing,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin
vice president of worldwide sales. “Boaters can now have a continuous
view of critical boat data at all times, which is beneficial in a number
of on-the-water situations, including when you’re looking for fish and
want to see a change in water temperature or depth; if you’re a sailor
to start a race and need to see the countdown timer; or if you have to
hand over the helm to someone else for any reason, like to drop anchor.”
Featuring eight hours of always-on battery life and a durable,
weatherproof design, the Garmin Nautix is built to withstand the harsh
marine environment. Its glove- and wet-weather friendly touch panel can
be used to rotate between data displays, and its adaptable mounting
style allows it to attach on either arm of the glasses with a fully
adjustable arm and eyepiece for optimum display position. Weighing
approximately only one ounce (29.7 grams), the Garmin Nautix is designed
for comfort. Its integrated ambient light sensor and color display
ensure readability in all conditions, and it can be worn with polarized
and prescription lenses.
Connect the Garmin Nautix with a compatible chartplotter or instrument
to receive information from up to 12 different data screens. Users can
easily view streaming boat data including speed and heading, speed over
ground, wind angle and speed, water temperature and depth, engine RPM,
and distance and bearing to next waypoint. Sailors can even view
advanced racing data, including countdown timer, time to burn, and start
The Garmin Nautix is compatible with the GPSMAP® 7400/7600
series and the new GPSMAP 8400/8600 series. It’s expected to be
available in April with a suggested retail price of $399.99. Learn more
Recently, Garmin was named Manufacturer of the Year and received the
honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics
field by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Garmin’s
portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing
instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at
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1 For situational awareness only. Users should view data on
the display at a glance and should always focus on surroundings.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin and GPSMAP are registered trademarks and Nautix is a
trademark 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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a result of known and 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 27, 2014, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.
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Garmin International Inc.
Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200