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This year, Garmin is proud to be the title sponsor for Dirty Kanza, the ultimate bicycling challenge held on the gravel and dirt roads through the Flint Hills of east-central Kansas. It’s rugged, remote and the perfect place for an epic challenge.

Garmin is committed to the sport of cycling and, as a leader in the sport, believes this epic race in our “backyard” is a perfect fit. Two of our pro cyclists, Yuri Hauswald and Rebecca Rusch, will also be competing in this event, making it that much more exciting.

Dirty Kanza requires good effort management from the rider, and with in-ride alerts for nutrition, hydration and performance condition, Garmin devices can help prevent a rider from hitting the wall.

By using Edge devices during Dirty Kanza, riders can rely on their bike computers to navigate the course, see the next turn and know that if they go off course the Edge will recalculate for them.

During the race, riders can share their locations with friends and family as they follow along.

If you’re at Dirty Kanza, be sure to stop by the Garmin booth to download the new Trailforks Connect IQ app to your Edge. Or click here to download the app today.

For more updates on Garmin race sponsorships, follow us @GarminFitness on social media channels.


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The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) spans 2,350 miles from California’s border with Mexico to Boundary Monument 78 on the U.S./Canada border in Washington state. The Pacific Crest Trail Association noted that in 2017, nearly 4,000 long-distance permits were issued to thru-hikers and horseback riders from all 50 states and 46 countries and territories.

One of those thru-hikers came from Australia. Rachel Coffey, the daughter of 2 schoolteachers who took her camping and bushwalking on holidays, grew up in a small coastal town south of Melbourne. In 2016, Coffey was “searching for direction, challenge and inspiration,” which led her to fly to the U.S. on a whim and hike the John Muir Trail (JMT). The beauty and happiness she experienced on that adventure led her to commit to hiking the PCT the following year.

Coffey spent 5 intense months hiking the PCT in a year that presented extraordinary challenges due to record-breaking snowpack in the mountains and raging wildfires. Coffey shared with Garmin the details of her experience and advice for hikers considering the PCT.



What planning is essential for the PCT? What were the gear choices you made? And what proved to be essential?

I spent so many sleepless nights researching gear and trying to find the best utility-to-weight ratio for me. I absolutely loved my sleep system. I was freezing on the JMT, so I learned from that and invested in a cozy sleeping...

Get more out of your daily activity with new badges in Garmin Connect! The new badges allow users to have fun competing with their connections and move forward with every new badge.

Some of the new badges include:

Double Duty: earned for recording two activities in one day

Shred the Gnar: earned for going on a mountain bike ride

Intense 150: earned by getting 150 intensity minutes in a day

Many of the new badges include multiple levels. This means that you continue to increase the levels every time you earn.

Some of our repeatable badges include:

Marathon: earned by running a marathon in a single activity

60-day Goal Getter: earned by hitting your daily steps goal 60 days in a row

And finally, some of our new badges are limited-time badges, only earned at certain times.

Some of our limited-time badges include:

Garmin Marathon: earned by running the Garmin Marathon on April 21, 2018

General aviation is alive and well—and we can prove it. On Friday, April 6, at the Garmin International headquarters in Olathe, Kansas, we teamed up with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association—or GAMA— plus industry leaders, state representatives, and hundreds of Garmin associates to celebrate the contributions of the general aviation manufacturing industry to the Kansas and U.S. economies.

Local aviation leaders and state representatives discuss the state of general aviation.

Hosted in our brand new, 720,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center, the rally featured guest speeches plus a panel made up of aviation leaders. Guests included GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce, Kansas Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, Kansas Representative Ron Estes, plus industry leaders from Textron Aviation, Bombardier Business Aircraft, Yingling Aviation and more.

Garmin Aviation Managing Director and Executive Vice President, and current GAMA chairman Phil Straub, led a panel discussion highlighting the present state of general aviation, where the industry has opportunities to grow, and what is needed for future success.

GAMA’s mission is to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. To watch the full Garmin-GAMA rally, click here.

Garmin President and CEO Cliff Pemble

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There are two new members in the G1000 NXi upgrade club — the Embraer Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 equipped with the Prodigy Flight Deck. This integrated flight deck upgrade includes significant performance enhancements, plus unique features such as SurfaceWatch, visual approaches, geographical map overlay within the HSI and more. Supplemental Type Certificate for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade on the Phenom 100/300 is targeted for approval in Q1 2019 and will be available from select Garmin dealers and Embraer service centers.

The G1000 NXi integrated flight deck boasts a comprehensive feature set with new and advanced capabilities. Unique features included as part of the G1000 NXi upgrade for the Phenom include:

  • SurfaceWatch runway monitoring technology that provides visual and aural cues to help prevent pilots from taking off or landing on a taxiway, on a runway that is too short or on the wrong runway based on performance data entered during preflight.
  • Visual approaches offer pilots enhanced guidance in visual flight conditions based on a three-degree glideslope from the threshold of the runway. Pilots can set customized minimums, select vectors or straight-in for the final approach intercept and fly a visual approach coupled with the autopilot.
  • Geographical map overlay within the HSI supports the display of NEXRAD, Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather, weather radar, SafeTaxi airport diagrams, traffic, terrain and more.
  • Flight Stream 510 and Connext technology enables Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device to the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck. Flight...

April is here. That means more daylight, warmer temperatures and the unofficial kickoff to another airshow season. After a long, cold winter at the Garmin HQ on the outskirts of Kansas City, we’re ready to share our exciting new products and technology with the aviation community.

Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In and Expo: April 10-15, 2018

This year in Lakeland, Florida, we’ll be showing off our latest touchscreen flight displays—the G500/G600 TXi series. Replacing our popular G500/G600 glass flight displays, TXi offers pilots a powerful primary flight display, multi-function display or engine information system. Available in a 10.6-inch landscape orientation, or 7-inch portrait and landscape options, TXi offers pilots a modular building block concept to create an impressive array of PFD/MFD/EIS functions and formats.

Beechcraft Baron featuring G500 TXi, GFC 600, GTN 750 and GTN 650.

Additionally, we’ll have our ADS-B solutions on hand—including the GDL 82 datalink—our most economical way to equip for NextGen airspace, along with our new GDL 52 series of portable SiriusXM/ADS-B receivers. Our cost-effective retrofit autopilot solutions, GFC 500 and GFC 600, will also be on display along with the powerful, yet compact G5 electronic flight instrument. In fact, we’ll be showing off a classic Cessna 172 equipped with our GFC 500 autopilot and dual G5’s. Be sure to check out the G3X Touch flight displays, along with our extensive suite...

Garmin has been selected as an Official Supplier for Team Luna Rossa Challenge, Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup. As official supplier, Garmin will supply its high performance GNX 120 sailing instruments and sensors as well as quatix® 5 marine smartwatches and VIRB® action cameras. Garmin will be the Official Supplier of Team Luna Rossa Challenge for the full campaign leading up to the 36th America’s Cup, to be held in New Zealand in 2021.

“It’s a great honor and privilege to be the official supplier of Team Luna Rossa, Challenger of Record for the 36th America’s Cup,” said Pontus Fernstrom, Garmin EMEA marine segment director. “This is the first step in a project that started some years ago and has allowed our brand to extend its presence into the highest level of sailing worldwide, thanks to our top performing products and complete services.”

Team Luna Rossa has started preparing for the America’s Cup on the waters off Cagliari, in Sardinia, Italy on a TP 52 monohull – one of the highest performing and most challenging racing boats. The team’s program is divided into two parts, including an initial training period until May 2018 on a current TP 52. The team will use this boat while a second boat is built at Persico boatyard in Bergamo where 70 top young sailors will be teamed up in order to prepare a “New Generation” of world class racing sailors and revamp the Luna...

If you’ve been thinking about stepping up your fishing game by adding Garmin Panoptix to your arsenal, there’s never been a better time to upgrade! Customers who purchase a qualifying Panoptix transducer from April 1, 2018, through April 30, 2018, are eligible to receive $200 USD via mail-in rebate when using the official Garmin rebate form. Limit 1 rebate per customer. The product must be purchased in factory-new condition. All submissions must be postmarked by May 30, 2018. Qualifying Panoptix transducers: • Panoptix PS21-TM • Panoptix PS21-TR • Panoptix PS22-TR • Panoptix PS30 • Panoptix PS31 • Panoptix PS51-TH • Panoptix PS60 This offer is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the attached rebate coupon. Also, visit to access the coupon online. Be sure to follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media for videos, tips from pros and the latest news about Garmin products. Facebook Twitter Instagram

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Our G1000 NXi, successor to the ever-popular G1000 integrated flight deck, is now available as a retrofit for TBM 850 models. Boasting a modernized flight display design with significant performance enhancements, G1000 NXi incorporates innovative capabilities into a state-of-the-art avionics platform. Features such as wireless cockpit connectivity, including wireless database updates using Flight Stream, map overlay within the HSI and more, are all available with G1000 NXi. The upgrade to G1000 NXi is available through a Service Bulletin released by DAHER for the TBM 850. DAHER expects for TBM 900 aircraft to be covered under this Service Bulletin in the second quarter of 2018.

G1000 NXi on the Surface — Physical Enhancements and Display Advancements

The G1000 NXi system incorporates modern processing power that supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the displays. Saving valuable time in the cockpit, the displays initialize within seconds after startup, providing immediate access to frequencies, flight plan data and more. The G1000 NXi system also incorporates contemporary animations, modernized design for improved readability and new LED backlighting, offering increased display brightness and clarity, reduced power consumption and improved dimming performance.

G1000 NXi for the Next Generation

Connext wireless cockpit connectivity unlocks more capabilities from within the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck. Available as a standard feature with the TBM G1000 NXi upgrade, Flight Stream 510 enables Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation databases from the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device to the G1000 NXi system. Flight Stream 510 also supports two-way flight plan transfer,...

Garmin welcomes BMC, Mitchelton-SCOTT and Trek-Segafredo and will continue to sponsor Movistar Team, EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale, and Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Additionally, Garmin will continue its support of the Trek Factory RacingClif ProCUBE Action Team and SCOTT-SRAM mountain biking teams.

Garmin has been a dedicated sponsor of professional cycling teams for the better part of a decade, providing purpose-built devices that help teams proudly cross the finish line like no other brand can. Garmin continues to produce innovative devices that combine powerful navigation and training features with intuitive designs that are easy to use for professional and casual cyclists alike.

Throughout the years, teams have been eager to work with Garmin and be equipped with products to increase performance and help provide a safer cycling environment. Edge cycling computers will provide data and key metrics to cyclists, as well as GPS and navigational support. BMC Racing Team has named the Edge 1030 as their favorite device, citing the ease of creating routes in different countries where they’re not familiar with the roads. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka can’t get enough of Edge 820 which provides in-depth training and performance monitoring tools in a lightweight, compact design.

Teams will also take advantage of the world’s first cycling radar, Varia. This rearview radar will warn of vehicles approaching from behind, while a tail light brightens and flashes to alert drivers of a cyclist ahead. Additionally, many of the sponsored teams will use Garmin Forerunner GPS...

Our aviation team is hitting the road with our GFC 500 digital autopilot. Throughout the month of April, we will be visiting select locations throughout the midwest and southeastern regions, displaying our cost-effective retrofit autopilot solution that brings unprecedented levels of capability, reliability and affordability to light single-engine, fixed-wing general aviation aircraft.

Built upon our popular G5 electronic flight instrument, the GFC 500 autopilot uniquely integrates with the G5 to provide an economical autopilot and modern flight instrument. The autopilot mode controller contains large dedicated keys and knobs, a control wheel that allows for easy adjustments to aircraft pitch, airspeed and vertical speed and a level button that returns the aircraft to straight-and-level flight. The GFC 500 servos also contain a brushless DC motor and a gear train that eliminates the need for a mechanical slip clutch. G5 provides input and display of altitude preselect, heading, vertical speed target, airspeed target and Flight Director command bars for the GFC 500. An optional adapter allows the GFC 500 and G5 to interface with select Garmin GPS or VHF navigators. GFC 500 is currently approved for installation on select Cessna 172 and Cessna 182 models, with certification programs for additional aircraft types and models in-progress or planned.

GFC 500 mode controller

At each tour stop, our experts will be on-site with the GFC 500-equipped Cessna 172 to answer...

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  1. SWEEPSTAKES TERM: The Sweepstakes begins at 09:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on March 16th, 2018 and will continue until 6:30 A.M. CT on March 20th 2018, or such longer or shorter term as Garmin shall determine in its sole discretion (the “Sweepstakes Term”).  Entries received prior to or after the Sweepstakes Term will be disqualified.  Garmin is the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes Term,...

We have expanded our Connext ecosystem to include the website and the FltPlan Go app on Apple and Android mobile devices. With compatible Garmin avionics, pilots can simply create a flight plan within the website, share it within the FltPlan Go app and wirelessly transfer it to select avionics once they arrive to the aircraft via the app on a mobile device. FltPlan Go customers can also wirelessly receive and display aviation weather products from various sources including Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) as well as Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic, GPS position data and back-up attitude information.

“Through this collaboration, and FltPlan Go customers gain access to even more connectivity options that significantly enhance their flight planning and in-flight experiences,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “With this strategic relationship, we’re excited to not only expand the Connext ecosystem, but also give aircraft owners and operators even more options when pursuing avionics upgrades that offer a connected environment in the cockpit, which further aid in the decision making process.”

A companion to the popular website, the FltPlan Go app can be utilized within the Connext ecosystem to wirelessly communicate with select Garmin avionics. Flight planning is streamlined with Flight Stream 510, which enables wireless flight plan transfer between the FltPlan Go app and the GTN 650/750 and G1000 NXi. Wireless flight plan transfer is also available between the

Flight Stream 210 and GTN 650/750 or GNS...

On Monday, February 26, at our Kansas Flight Test Facility located on the New Century AirCenter (KIXD) airport, the first retrofitted Citation XLS featuring the G5000 integrated flight deck achieved first flight. This marks a significant milestone toward completion of the G5000 upgrade for the Citation Excel and Citation XLS. The G5000 integrated avionics suite brings an entirely new flight deck to the aircraft, addressing both obsolescence and mandate compliance, while also lowering direct operating costs. The G5000 also modernizes the cockpit philosophy, integrating and consolidating the display of various aircraft systems to reduce pilot workload.

During the 116-minute flight, the crew performed an initial checkout of the G5000 integrated flight deck in the Citation XLS, including engagement and evaluation of the aircraft’s all-new flight control system. “We were able to complete every item on our test card,” said Grant Wittenborn, Garmin flight test pilot. “The system performed very well, and we are excited to continue development with our eye on starting certification flying later this summer,” he continued.

The G5000 integrated flight deck features three high-resolution, 14-inch flight displays with multi-pane capability, allowing pilots to simultaneously view maps, charts, checklists, TAWS, TCAS, flight plan information, weather and more. Through integration of the crew alerting system (CAS), autopilot control is relocated to the glareshield. Two pedestal-mounted touchscreen display/controllers serve as the primary crew interface for the system, offering an intuitive graphical menu to simplify cockpit tasks. Additionally, the G5000 is estimated to provide...

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced that it has been selected as the exclusive marine electronics supplier for the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI), the industry’s largest purchasing cooperative comprised of a 19-member network of leading boat brands. Collectively, IBBI members build 20% of all boats sold in the U.S., and beginning Model Year 2019, the agreement will give members direct access to Garmin’s full line of marine electronics through 2023. The announcement is being made in conjunction with the IBBI’s Annual Meeting, March 5-7, 2018.

“We are honored the IBBI has chosen Garmin to be its exclusive supplier of marine electronics,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “We value this relationship with boat builders who are so well known in our industry for their quality and innovation, and we look forward to a providing them with best-in-class products and service for many years to come.”

Since 2014, Garmin has been a supplier of choice for the IBBI. Now, as the exclusive marine electronics supplier, IBBI members will benefit from Garmin’s extensive product portfolio that includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology, high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.

“We are highly impressed with Garmin’s product selection, product quality, staff and state-of-art facility,” said Tom Broy, IBBI president. “The IBBI and our member-owners feel that Garmin can provide premium marine electronics that meet our needs and,...

Introducing the GDL 50, a portable device capable of receiving Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) traffic and weather, plus GPS and aircraft attitude information for display on select portables and mobile devices. A remote-mount version of the GDL 50, the GDL 50R, is also available. Exclusive features such as TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic further enhance the ADS-B traffic picture and are unique to Garmin products. Wireless and hardwired compatibility of the GDL 50/50R includes the G3X Touch glass flight display, the aera 660 and aera 795/796 aviation portables, as well as wireless connectivity with the Garmin Pilot app on Apple and Android mobile devices.

Garmin GDL 50 portable ADS-B weather and traffic receiver.

“The GDL series is yet another example of how we’re committed to delivering a variety of ADS-B and SiriusXM solutions that provide unique benefits and capabilities beyond what is available on the market today,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “With the GDL series, we’re excited to bring modern, all-inclusive portable solutions that have superior battery life and exceptional features so pilots can easily access the benefits of ADS-B traffic and weather.”

A successor to the GDL 39 3D, the GDL 50 combines dual-link ADS-B traffic, a wide range of Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products, GPS and back-up aircraft attitude information that displays on compatible Connext products via Bluetooth wireless technology...

Purchase a qualifying Garmin dog training product from Feb. 26, 2018, through April 15, 2018, and receive $30 or $50 USD via mail-in rebate when using the official Garmin rebate form. Limit 5 rebate submissions per customer. The product must be purchased in factory-new condition. All submissions must be postmarked by May 15, 2018. $30 USD Delta Smart (includes dog device only) Delta Smart Bundle (includes dog device & Keep Away Tag) Delta Smart Premium Bundle (includes dog device, Keep Away Tag & remote) Delta XC Bundle (includes handheld & dog device) Delta Sport XC Bundle (includes handheld & dog device) Delta Upland XC Bundle (includes handheld & dog device) $50 USD PRO 70 System (includes handheld & dog device) PRO 550 System (includes handheld & dog device) PRO Trashbreaker System (includes handheld & dog device) *Available in U.S. only PRO Control 2 Launch System (includes handheld & remote receiver) Read and complete the rebate coupon below. If submitting more than 1 rebate, please complete a separate rebate coupon for each submission. Download rebate (English)   Download rebate (French) Be sure to follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media for videos, tips from pros and the latest news about Garmin products. Facebook Twitter Instagram

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Purchase a LakeVü HD Ultra card and a qualifying GPSMAP, echoMAP CHIRP or ECHOMAP Plus series chartplotter from March 1, 2018, through March 31, 2018, and receive $100 USD via mail-in rebate when using the official Garmin rebate form.

Limit 1 rebate per customer. The product must be purchased in factory-new condition. All submissions must be postmarked by April 28, 2018.

Be sure to follow Garmin Fish & Hunt on social media for videos, tips from pros and the latest news about Garmin products.

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Introducing the G1000H NXi, a next-generation, all-glass integrated flight deck designed specifically for the FAR Part 27 VFR helicopter market. The G1000H NXi offers a number of new and enhanced features tailored to helicopter pilots, including Database Concierge, U.S. helicopter-specific charts, helicopter terrain awareness warning system (HTAWS) and WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology featured in rich, 3-D helicopter synthetic vision technology (HSVT). It’s also equipped with advanced ADS-B-in display, HSI map and visual approach capability. Powered by faster, brighter, smoother high-resolution displays, the next-generation G1000H NXi offers an extremely pilot-responsive and advanced integrated flight deck that provides pilots with critical decision-making information – flight instrumentation, navigation, communication, weather, terrain, traffic, identification, and diagnostics and maintenance computer – in a consolidated, easy to understand format.

“The G1000H NXi takes the industry’s most trusted glass flight deck platform to a new, unprecedented level of performance and capability,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We’re humbled by the popularity and adoption of the G1000 NXi, and building on its success, we’re excited to introduce the G1000H NXi that brings this innovative technology and superior feature set to the helicopter market.”

The physical architecture of the G1000H NXi is similar to the earlier-generation G1000H, but thanks to the system’s new dual-core processors, its speed, power and capacity for future growth is dramatically boosted. The G1000H NXi features a pilot-selectable split-screen capability that allows for two or more separate page views to be displayed simultaneously, so pilots can access more valuable decision-making...

We’re excited to announce the G500H TXi, a new generation of touchscreen flight displays for helicopters. Built on the proven capabilities of the original G500H series, the G500H TXi offers a vastly expanded array of features, options and panel possibilities that bring a new level of reliability, adaptability and affordability to helicopter operations. Designed specifically for FAR Part 27 VFR helicopters, the G500H TXi boasts a bright LCD design including a large 10.6-inch display and two versions of 7-inch displays, available in portrait or landscape orientation, and features traditional concentric knobs for added versatility and convenience.

For helicopter-specific mission readiness, the G500H TXi is equipped with a five-color Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS), WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology and Garmin HSVT 3-D synthetic vision. The G500H TXi also features multiple video input options, night vision goggle (NVG) compatibility and a graphical map overlay within the horizontal situation indicator (HSI) for most display formats. For helicopters already equipped with the original G500H series flight displays, full G500H TXi compatibility with existing system sensors makes for an easy, cost-effective upgrade path.

10.6″ G500H TXi

“The TXi series redefined the flight display, and we’re excited to bring the latest in electronic glass cockpit instrumentation to the helicopter market,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “The intuitive design, additional processing power...