Garmin® adds high-resolution relief shading to its premium BlueChart® g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra cartography

New charts and maps offer unrivaled detail and enhancements

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today
announced that it has added high-resolution relief shading to its
exclusive BlueChart
g3 Vision
and LakeVü
g3 Ultra
cartography products for coastal and inland fishing and
boating. High-resolution relief shading brings an entirely new level of
detail to the ocean floor and lake bottom, making it easier than ever to
find structure, artificial reefs, underwater shelves and more – the kind
of detail anglers and divers depend on.

With industry-leading coverage, clarity and detail, Garmin’s new g3
cartography blends the best of both Garmin and Navionics content
together, and offers enhancements like built-in Auto Guidance1
technology that searches through relevant charts to create a suggested
route based upon the user’s desired depth and overhead clearance. For
mariners who want the most feature-rich data available, the premium
BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra accessory cards and downloads
include everything available with g3, and now for the first time, add
high-resolution relief shading that combines color and shadow to give
mariners an easy-to-interpret, clearer view of bottom structure than
contour lines alone. Garmin’s high-resolution relief shading is
available with coverage for U.S. coastal waters – east coast, west coast
and Gulf of Mexico – along with more than 150 Garmin-surveyed lakes.

“The recent upgrades we’ve made to our g3 cartography products – more
detail, dimension and routing sophistication – is a true testament to
our long-standing commitment to continually improving our cartography to
give our customers the highest quality and most detailed, accurate
charts and maps on the water today,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin worldwide
vice president of consumer sales. “We’re excited to offer
high-resolution relief shading to our premium BlueChart g3 Vision charts
and LakeVü g3 Ultra maps and look forward to continuing to bring even
more detail to our customers.”

The new Garmin g3 cartography products bring unrivaled detail and
convenience to users with navigational aids, spot soundings, depth
contours, tides and currents, and detailed harbors and marinas. The data
offers seamless chart presentation with up to 1-foot fishing contours
that provide a more accurate depiction of bottom structure for improved
fishing charts and enhanced detail in canals, marinas and port plans.
Raster cartography that gives the chartplotter paper-chart like views of
NOAA-nautical charts has also been added to the new g3 cartography
product line and is available as a free downloadable feature via the
Garmin ActiveCaptain® app.

In addition to high-resolution relief shading, BlueChart g3 Vision also
includes high-resolution satellite imagery that provides the user with a
realistic view of their surroundings. Unique 3-D views, including
MarinerEye and FishEye, provide additional perspective both above and
below the water line, and aerial photography shows exceptional detail of
many ports, harbors and marinas, which is especially useful when
entering unfamiliar ports. For inland customers, LakeVü g3 Ultra
includes maps of more than 17,000 lakes with up to 1-foot contours. Of
those, over 150 are Garmin Elite surveyed lakes with high-resolution
satellite imagery, multi-beam sonar views shore-to-shore, side scan
photos and photos of notable spots above the water too.

The new BlueChart g3 Vision and LakeVü g3 Ultra accessory cards and
downloads vary in price from $249.99 to $349.99 and will be available
with high-resolution relief shading in Q2 2019. At this time,
high-resolution relief shading and raster charts are only available for
the U.S. Availability for other regions is expected in Q4 2019. To learn
more, visit

Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer2
and was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the fourth
consecutive year by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized
marine electronics company for support of products in the field.
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, audio, entertainment and other products and services
that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use. Other
Garmin marine brands include FUSION Entertainment, Navionics, a premier
supplier of electronic navigation charts, and EmpirBus.

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 markets, including automotive,
aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information,
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1 Auto Guidance is for planning purposes only and does not
replace safe navigation operations.
2 Based on 2017
reported sales.

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, BlueChart and ActiveCaptain are registered 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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Garmin International, Inc.
Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200

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