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Garmin® introduces Xero™, a groundbreaking auto-ranging bow sight
10-01-2018, 14:15
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Garmin® introduces Xero™, a groundbreaking auto-ranging bow sight
Dateline City:


OLATHE, Kan.





Range, sight, and shoot the exact virtual pin



OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
introduced the Xero™ A1 and A1i, two groundbreaking auto-ranging digital
laser bow sights that automatically measure the distance to a target and
provide a precise, virtual lighted pin for the shot. The
first-of-their-kind Xero bow sights are being announced in conjunction
with the 2018 Archery Trade Association (ATA) Trade Show in
Indianapolis, and can be seen at the Garmin booth (#4035).


A silent, single-button trigger mounted on the bow’s grip lets the
archer range targets at rest or at full draw, virtually eliminating
distance estimation and hunter movement – two of the biggest challenges
in archery hunting. The laser range finder instantly provides the
precise angle-compensated distance – up to 100 yards on game or 300
yards on reflective targets. The Xero then projects a precise, virtual
LED pin that is only visible to the archer, and without the clutter of
multiple physical pins. An ambient light sensor ensures the pin
brightness is optimized for various shooting conditions.


“The Xero bow sight is truly a game-changer in the archery world. It
helps take the guesswork out of ranging a target,” said Dan Bartel, vice
president of worldwide sales. “When that buck of a lifetime walks by,
knowing your precise yardage and having the exact pin to shoot is often
the difference between making that shot or going home empty-handed.”


Archers can customize the Xero for single or multiple pin
configurations, or they can manually select a pin of a pre-determined
distance. A sunlight-readable display helps the user configure and
customize the sight and provides information like target distance and
angle. It also provides a shot odometer, so archers can keep tabs on how
many times they’ve shot in one practice session or over the lifetime of
the bow.


The Xero A1i includes many additional features. Laser Locate™ estimates
the arrow’s point of impact and transfers that location to a compatible
Garmin device1 so hunters know where to begin their recovery
of game. The A1i also enables the archer to configure multiple arrow
profiles, to easily transition between a target or hunting setup without
readjusting the sight. Archers can also analyze and improve their
performance with shot dynamics – information like arrow speed, roll of
the bow, and bow impulse duration. Additionally, the A1i features user
selectable red (default) and green LED pins.


The Xero operates up to a year on two AAA lithium batteries and comes in
both right and left-handed configurations. Ruggedized and water rated to
IPX72, the Xero can withstand the rigors of bowhunting. The
Xero A1 has a minimum retail price of $799.99, and the A1i has a minimum
retail price of $999.99. Both models are available in the first quarter
of 2018. For more information, visit garmin.com/xero.


Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of electronic bow sights
for hunting. Always know and obey all hunting regulations before using
this device.


The Xero is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment,
which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance
users’ outdoor experiences and becoming essential tools for outdoor
enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other
outdoor products and services, go to garmin.com/outdoors.


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 business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at
facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.


1 Compatible Garmin GPS devices sold separately.


2 See Garmin.com/waterrating for more details.


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 is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its
subsidiaries.


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 year ended December 31, 2016, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRel...orts.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.







Language:


English



Contact:


Garmin International Inc. Ted Gartner, 913-397-8200 media.relations[at]garmin.com



Ticker Slug:


Ticker: GRMN Exchange: NASDAQ ISIN: KYG372601099



Posted on Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000 at http://newsroom.garmin.com/press-release...-bow-sight


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