Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the fēnix 2, updating the popular outdoor GPS watch with new training options, updated easier-to-use interface and expanded smartphone connectivity. The original fēnix focused on navigation and tracking functionality, and the second generation, fēnix 2, continues to aid the explorer, adding multisport training capabilities. Whether running, climbing, riding, hiking, skiing or swimming, fēnix 2 provides users real-time feedback on their progress and helps them achieve their training goals. Advanced running dynamics, for example, can coach users to become more efficient runners. Fēnix 2 also features dedicated training modes like swim and ski modes to collect data and gauge efficiency. With ABC features like an altimeter, barometer, and a 3-axis compass, fēnix 2 provides navigation functionalities and guidance off the beaten path.
Navigate the OutdoorsLike its predecessor, fēnix 2 comes equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver plus an altimeter, barometer and 3-axis compass. It includes a comprehensive navigational toolset that allows users to plan trips and create routes, record waypoints, such as campsites or points of interest, and record GPS breadcrumb trails on the move (tracklogs). The TracBack feature can automatically reverse the track log to navigate back to the starting point, and the device can store up to 10,000 track points and up to 1,000 waypoints, which can then be shared wirelessly to other compatible Garmin devices or smartphones, or uploaded to Garmin BaseCamp™. It comes preloaded with sun/moon info, a hunt/fish calendar and is able to display several time zones at once. Rugged, Stylish Design and Smartphone Notifications Fēnix 2 is built to endure the toughest outdoor conditions, featuring a scratch-resistant, curved mineral glass lens, and a water rating of 50 m 1. Fēnix 2 also makes a stylish day-to-day timepiece with a sleek negative mode display with a red LED backlight. Additionally, fēnix 2 has an updated, easy-to-use interface that’s as simple as selecting an activity mode to customize the information displayed for the optimal training experience. The rechargeable battery can last up to 50 hours in GPS mode or five weeks in watch mode. Furthermore, fēnix 2 adds Smart Notification functionality, so users can pair their iPhone 4S or later with the watch to receive email, call or text notifications right on the device. This way, users can stay connected while their smartphones can be safely packed away from the elements. In addition to the HRM-Run, fēnix 2 is connects to a variety of other ANT+ ™ accessories such as tempe ™ temperature sensor, speed/cadence sensor, and the Vector™ power meter. Also through ANT+, fēnix 2 can act as a remote to start/stop recording and take stills on VIRB™ and VIRB Elite action cameras. Fēnix 2 will be available to purchase in March 2014. Fēnix 2 will have a suggested retail price of $399.99, and the Performer Bundle with HRM-Run will have a suggested retail price of $449.99.
Fēnix 2 is the latest solution from Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, dog training, or capturing it all on VIRB action cameras, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/outdoors, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.150 m: Withstands water pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters About Garmin International Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and TracBack are registered trademarks and ANT+, tempe, Garmin Connect, VIRB, Vector and BaseCamp 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. Notice on Forward-Looking Statements: This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as 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 28, 2013, 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. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.