|[August 20, 2014]
Garmin® Introduces Its First Android™-Based Fleet Navigators
OLATHE, Kan. --(Business Wire)--
Garmin International (News - Alert) Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the fleetTM
660 and 670, two new fleet navigators that combine the simplicity of
Garmin navigation with the unique customization options of Android (News - Alert). With
the fleet 660 for local fleets and the fleet 670 for commercial truck
fleets, service providers can introduce customized applications and
value-added services that meet the unique requirements of their
customers. The new devices also connect to and control a wide range of
external devices over Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, or serial cable.
The fleet 660 and 670 are two new fleet navigators that combine the simplicity of Garmin navigation with the unique customization options of Android. (Photo: Business Wire)
"The fleet 660 and 670 are our first fleet products that combine
trusted Garmin navigation and hardware with the flexibility of Android,"
said Chad Sallman, Senior Business Development Manager for Commercial
Solutions at Garmin. "These new devices remove many of the hurdles fleet
service providers face today, making it easier than ever to develop
customized solutions for both medium and large, enterprise class
The ubiquity of the Android platform makes service providers less
dependent on third-party technology companies when developing customized
fleet solutions. Providers can easily integrate existing applications
from their partners for signature captures, work orders, or inspection
reports, for example. The easy-to-use interface is fully customizable
and applications and widgets can be added onto the device home screen.
The fleet 660 and 670 hardware is optimized for in-cab use with a
dust-proof design, high-sensitivity GPS, extra loud speaker, and a
sunlight readable, 6-inch capacitive touch screen that makes it easy to
see driving-related information at a glance. A powered magnetic mount
allows for a quick and easy removal between vehicles. Through Bluetooth
and Wi-Fi the devices wirelessly connect to a black box data transponder
or other sensors and peripherals, such as a wireless printer or card
The fleet 660 and 670 include the latest navigation technology from
Garmin, such as Garmin
Real Directions™, voice activated navigation, Active
Lane Guidance with voice prompts as well as free lifetime traffic1
and maps2. Both devices also feature an integrated gyroscope
to record and analyze driving behavior and support Near Field
Communication (NFC) for driver and vehicle identification and data
The fleet 660 is designed for local-service fleets while the fleet 670
is ideal for commercial long-haul trucking fleets with its
trucking-specific functions, such as route calculation based on truck
attributes, trucking points of interest, Hours of Service (HOS) logging,
and International Fuel Tax Agreement Documentation (IFTA).
The fleet 660 has suggested retail price of $399.99 and the fleet 670
has a suggested retail price of $449.99. Both devices are expected to
become available in the fourth quarter of 2014. For additional
information regarding these devices, visit garmin.com/solutions.
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
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and
fleet are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance. Bluetooth is a
registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Android is a trademark of Google (News - Alert)
Inc. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and
service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights
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 fiscal 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 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.
FCC (News - Alert) Notice:
The fleet 660 and 670 have not been authorized as required by the rules
of the Federal Communications Commission. These devices are not, and may
not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until
authorization is obtained.
1Lifetime traffic extends for the useful life of your Garmin
traffic receiver or as long as Garmin receives traffic data from its
traffic supplier, whichever is shorter. A traffic receiver's "useful
life" means the period during which the receiver (a) has the required
technical capabilities to utilize current traffic data service and (b)
is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. Traffic
content not available in all areas.
2 Lifetime Maps entitle you to receive map updates when and
as such updates are made available by Garmin during the useful life of 1
compatible Garmin product or as long as Garmin receives map data from a
third-party supplier, whichever is shorter. For the meaning of a
product's "useful life" and for other important terms and conditions,
please see http://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/lmdisclaimer.
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