In January 1990, two electrical engineers Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao formed Garmin Corporation in Taiwan. The firm's name was derived from the first names of the founders. The firm introduced its first product, the GPS 100AVD, in January 1991 targeting boaters and pilots of small planes. The device was sold for about $1,000.
Subsequently, another GPS unit for pilots called the GPS 95 was introduced and sold for $1,795. It incorporated a display of the plane's position on a moving map, as well as nearby airports and radio beacons. It also featured data storage for the aircraft's built-in instrumentation with groundspeed, heading, and altitude readings.
In 1995, Garmin’s sales reached $102 million with a producing net income of $23 million. This was made possible because of Garmin’s innovative gadgets that provided user-friendly GPS devices that were once very difficult to comprehend. Garmin focused on its simple mission to turn complicated technology into useful products that manage to enhance people's lives and the brand today is the leading brand for commercial navigation.
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Garmin designs, builds, and dreams of products through the eyes of people who need our technology though they may not understand it. Among the five markets the brand holds include automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness.
In order to provide convenience and improve the daily lives of its customers, Garmin operates several Garmin sites that will provide support services to its customers:
- myGarmin - for GPS device map downloads and updates
- Garmin Connect - for sports and fitness watch holders to connect and interact
- flyGarmin – for aviation database purchases and updates
- Garmin Adventures – for adventurers to post their latest exploration and exchange experiences with fellow explores
- Connect IQ – for personalized setting of your Garmin gadget
In its first quarter of 2012, Garmin reached its 100 Million Products Sold Milestone. And with a still growing market for GPS technology, we’ll be looking forward to Garmin’s next 100 million sale!
Garmin Singapore - Built to Last!
Garmin International has announced that a partnering sponsorship deal with Red Bull has again been formed for the world’s toughest adventure race called the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race. As the official partner, Garmin will be supplying GPS handhelds, GPS watches and action cameras for the 1,000km race.
The race is scheduled to begin on the 5th of July 2015 and will be hosting athletes from parts of the world, including two of its sponsored athletes Paul Guschlbauer and Tom De Dorlodot. Paul and Tom will be using Garmin’s VIRB® action cams, GPSMAP® 64 handhelds and fēnix® 3 multisport watches as they take on the route going through the Alps from Salzburg, Austria to Monaco by foot and paraglide.
The Red Bull X-Alps race will definitely tests the limits of some of the world’s top adventurers as well as Garmin’s amazing gears as the participants will be filming their journeys with the Garmin Virb Action Camera. Garmin gear made to withstand extreme conditions will be accompanying these daredevils on their tough journey. Garmin is definitely built to Last!
All gadgets mentioned above are available at iprice online with discounts up to 24%, browse through our list of Garmin gear for your upcoming exploration!
Garmin Singapore’s hybrid of a Sports Watch and Smartwatch explained…
Garmin introduced its newest Vivo series gadget called the Garmin Vivoactive, a hybrid watch for both Sports and Tech enthusiasts. The Vivoactive has an impressive battery life of 3 weeks in watch/activity tracking mode or up to 10 hours using GPS, two keys features that hikers, explorers, runners require to better pursue their journeys. With a slim 8mm body and weighing around 40g, this sporty all-rounder also features a color LCD touch screen that will be easily readable in direct sunlight.
Built to help you monitor and track your runs, golf games, swims, cycling routes and your overall fitness progress with a simple sync via Bluetooth with the Garmin Connect mobile app. The Vivoactive is compatible with both iOS and Android mobile devices and it is also waterproof with a 5 ATM rating so you can wear it all day even during showers and swims to keep track of all your activities 24/7!
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Our site features 199 products from Garmin including their popular Vivofit Fitness Band that gears at the pace of your life, as well as the affordable Garmin nuvi 42LM GPS Navigator that will help guide your way if you are very bad with navigating. Product price ranges between SGD 10 - SGD 2,700, with discounts up to 74% at iPrice Singapore online. So, get yours now!
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