GARMIN Helps Fishermen Improve Their Sport

January 11, 2001

"New Fishing Hot Spots CD-ROM leads anglers to the catch of the day"

Olathe, Kan. - Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), a leading manufacturer of navigation, communication and information electronics, announces a new CD-ROM that will give anglers valuable data when it comes to finding fish – introducing MapSource‰Fishing Hot Spots.

For more than two decades, fishermen have relied on the popular Fishing Hot Spots‚ paper map series to help identify the best places to catch fish. Now, GARMIN users will have access to similar information via one convenient CD-ROM. The MapSource Fishing Hot Spots CD contains detailed fishing information such as depth contours, shorelines, and navigational aids like boat ramps, marinas and campgrounds. Anglers will even find helpful hints on the best type of lures to use when catching a particular kind of fish and the best time of year to fish certain areas.
"Since MapSource Fishing Hot Spots information can be downloaded directly onto a GARMIN GPS, it is going to make it much easier for fishermen to keep up on the latest lake information," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin International. "GARMIN users will be able to turn on their GPS units and have instant access to marked fishing areas, tips, techniques, bottom conditions and many more valuable insights that will help make for a successful fishing trip."

MapSource Fishing Hot Spots will interface with several of GARMIN’s GPS products including the GPSMAP 162, GPSMAP 168 Sounder, eMap, eTrex Legend and the eTrex Vista. Like all MapSource CD-ROMs, Fishing Hot Spots is compatible with Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT software.

Fishing Hot Spots will be available in March 2001 at a suggested retail price of $116.65. The price includes access to one geographic region of your choice.