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Garmin® Announces the fēnix® 5 series in the Philippines – Multisport GPS Watches for Fitness, Adventure and Style

Subic Bay, Philippines / February 11, 2017 — Garmin, today announces the fēnix 5, fēnix 5S and fēnix 5X, adding three watches designed with adventurers of all sizes in mind to its popular line of multisport GPS wearables. The fēnix 5S is lighter, sleeker and smaller than previous models – perfect for small wrists without sacrificing multisport functionality. The fēnix 5X boasts preloaded wrist-based mapping, and the compact fēnix 5, like other fēnix watches, is feature-packed and ready to take on any adventure with an all-new industrial design. All of the fēnix 5 models are 24/7 wearable with extended battery life, daily activity tracking1, Garmin Elevate™ wrist heart rate technology, and a host of connected features2. Users can easily switch between stylish leather and metal accessory bands to sporty silicone in seconds and without tools, thanks to the new QuickFit™ bands. With the new fēnix 5 lineup, users now have a watch that compliments their style and adventures. The fēnix 5, 5S and 5X pre-orders are being announced in conjunction with the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center. The new range will be available starting on the last week of March 2017 at official Garmin resellers, Garmin Center stores and kiosks around the country. Exclusive deals and discounts are offered for those who will pre-order the limited first batch of fēnix 5 watches.

The fēnix 5S has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the wearable technologies category in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA upon its global reveal this year. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories. “After years in the wearables market, Garmin knows that athletes and adventurers come in all sizes, which is why we have designed the new line of fēnix 5 watches to fit every wrist and every workout,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “This is the first time Garmin has created a variety of sizes for one product so now users don’t have to choose between getting the features they want and wearing a watch that fits.”

Measuring 47mm, the fēnix 5 has a brand new industrial design and is more compact than previous models like the fēnix 3HR, but is still packed with multisport features. All of the new fēnix 5 models are available in a variety of colors and finishes with more accessory bands available (sold separately), which makes the new QuickFit bands a great addition. Users can mix and match between their choice of leather, metal or silicone watchbands and switch between them in seconds with no tools needed. Easier than changing clothes for different occasions, fēnix 5 users just need to swap, click and go to change out their band. The first fēnix designed with a focus on female adventurers, the fēnix 5S is a sleek, smaller sized watch. At 42mm, fēnix 5S is small and comfortable for petite wrists, without compromising any multisport features. Both stylish and functional, fēnix 5S is available in silver with either a white, turquoise or black silicone band with a mineral glass lens. The fēnix 5S Sapphire has a scratch-resistant sapphire lens and is available in black with a black band, or champagne with a water resistant gray suede band or champagne with a metal band. The fēnix 5S Sapphire units also come with an extra silicone QuickFit band.

Preloaded with TOPO Asia Pacific mapping, routable cycling maps and other navigation features like Round Trip Run and Round Trip Ride, the fēnix 5X measures at 51mm. With these features, users can enter how far they’d like to run or ride, and their watch will suggest appropriate courses to choose from. Users can also get at-a-glance guidance from their fēnix 5X. During an activity, easy-to-read guidance cues for upcoming turns are displayed as banners on the watch so users are always aware of their route. Additionally, fēnix 5X users can use the Around Me map mode to see different points of interest, waypoints and other map objects within the user’s range to help users be more aware of their surroundings. Users can configure their fēnix 5X to see data overlays on mapping screens, and to see highlight key information without having to switch screens during an activity. The pre-loaded TOPO Asia Pacific maps include detailed maps of the Philippines and other countries in the Asia Pacific region plus over 40,000 golf courses.

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All of the new fēnix 5 models come preloaded with the full multisport toolset for running, hiking, swimming, biking and more that has made the fēnix line one of Garmin’s bestselling wearables. Whether users are on an adventure, or just in the gym, Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology gives users 24/7 heart rate monitoring, without needing a chest strap. In addition to the wide variety of sport profiles, all three fēnix 5 models have daily activity tracking, so users can wear their fēnix as a daily timepiece and a rugged training tool. Built-in navigation features include a 3-axis compass, gyroscope and barometric altimeter, as well as GPS and GLONASS support to track in more challenging environments than with GPS alone. Users can also keep their training stats right at their fingertips with a performance widget that shows training status, training load and more. In addition to the multiport features, the fēnix 5, 5S and 5X boast a variety of connected features. When paired with a compatible smartphone, users can get call, text and email smart notifications right on their wrist. All fēnix 5 models are compatible with Connect IQ so users can customize their watch with apps, widgets, data fields and watch faces. To take watch faces one step further, fēnix 5 watches are compatible with the Face It app, so users can set their favorite photo as their watch face. Sapphire models are Wi-Fi® Enabled, so users can connect their watch to their home network for automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™ when within range. Each of the new fēnix 5 models is water rated to 100 meters3, and is built to withstand the elements with a stainless-steel bezel, buttons and rear case. The fēnix 5 can get up to two weeks of battery life in smartwatch mode and 24 hours in GPS mode. The fēnix 5X can get up to 12 days of battery life in smartwatch mode and 20 hours in GPS mode. The fēnix 5S can get up to eight days in smartwatch mode and up to 13 hours in GPS mode.4 Users can also take advantage of the UltraTrac™ power saver mode to extend battery life even more. The fēnix 5, 5S and 5x will be available in Q1 2017.

Upon launch, the fēnix 5 and fēnix 5S will have a suggested retail price of Php 36,950; the fēnix 5 Sapphire, fēnix 5S Sapphire at Php 39,950 and the fēnix 5X will have a suggested retail price of Php 42,950. Only watches purchased from authorized dealers in the Philippines will include the exclusive 2-Year Garmin Protect Warranty and invite-only programs ran by Garmin Connect Coaches plus 20% discounts from partner institutions like the PACE Pre-hab & Recovery Center. “Garmin devices are well known to be tough, rugged and of the best quality – but as an added commitment to our customers, we are offering the exclusive 2-Year Garmin Protect Warranty for those who purchased their devices from official resellers in the Philippines. By June this year, Garmin will open its first ever local service and repair facility to be ran and managed by NAVCO so that servicing can be done locally. We hope this will be a good news to many loyal Garmin fans”, said NAVCO president, Ryan Tan.

The fēnix 5 range is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, you may call 0917-8LEADER or (02)-632-9513. 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, you may coordinate with our Marketing and Media Relations Head, Nikko Soria at 0917-877-7240, or follow us at facebook.com/garmincenter.

1 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy for more details. 2 When paired with compatible smartphone. See Garmin.com/ble for more details. 3 See Garmin.com/waterrating for more details. 4 Depending on settings.

About Garmin
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 and fēnix are registered trademarks, and Garmin Elevate, QuickFit, UltraTrac and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

About NAVCO
NAVCO is the official distributor and the official marketing and service partner of Garmin International Inc. in the Philippines. NAVCO distributes Garmin products to retail partners, operates Garmin Center stores, and will operate the first Garmin service and repair center in the country. It maintains offices in Ortigas Center, Pasig City and in Cebu City.

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Adventure Earphones, Anyone? Check Out Yurbuds!

Lately I have discovered joy in trails. Hiking and climbing and running like crazy. Hugging trees. Getting dusty and muddy. The only sounds I hear are my footsteps, my breathing, the people and birds and insects around me, the wind – clearly away from city noise. But yurbuds got something I think I’ll like. Maybe it’ll take ‘ME’ time on rest stops and camping a notch higher.

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No one knows Adventure like yurbuds. In a staunch advocacy dedicated towards the athlete and the outdoor community, yurbuds®, maker of the number one sport earphone in the United States guaranteed never to hurt or fall out, comes out with its newest offering: the new Adventure series geared towards the outdoor community. yurbuds continues to design sport equipment for the needs of every type of athlete.

As an avid hiker, yurbuds designer Aaron Gorga is in tune with the outdoor community. By listening closely to the needs of his network, he created an innovative earphone that looks and feels like “gear” a hiker, climber or adventurer would use.

“Extreme outdoor athletes are accustomed to durable, water resistant gear that has a certain rugged look and feel,” said avid hiker and yurbuds designer Aaron Gorga, lead designer of the Adventure Line. “All of the details, such as the cord’s joint housing, location of the vents, and the way we layered materials were rethought and improved to exceed expectations.”

The new Adventure Line features all classic yurbuds qualities including a sweat and water resistant design for active use, FlexSoft™ comfort fit and TwistLock™ Technology that is guaranteed to never fall out. Additionally, the Adventure Line has tangle-resistant, rubberized woven cords which increase the water resistance to the IPX 5 level. The housing design and snap fit enhancers provide premium sound quality, and the QuikClik™ magnets allow for easy storage and access on the go.

The Adventure Line includes both in-ear “Venture” models and over-the-ear “Explore” models. The Venture and Explore Talk include a one-button microphone and is compatible with all smart phones including Android devices. The Explore Talk offers added comfort and support with a behind-the-ear design featuring soft, moldable ear loops.

“We are excited to release a new line that really delivers everything our adventurous customers want in an earphone,” said Daniel DeVille, Director of Marketing for yurbuds. “From concept to development and manufacturing, the Adventure Line was created not only for our community, but also with them.”

Designed to withstand the toughest outdoor conditions, the Adventure Line is guaranteed to never hurt, fall out, or lose sound quality, no matter how intense the journey. They are the first of their kinds created to work seamlessly with the enthusiast’s other outdoor gear.

The Adventure Line series is available in the following outlets: Power Mac Center, Runnr, Planet Sports, R.O.X., Columbia Sportswear, & Mountain Hardwear. For additional information on yurbuds, visit yurbudsph on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or check out www.yurbuds.com.

About yurbuds

yurbuds was founded in 2008 by Seth Burgett, President and CEO, an active triathlete and Richard Daniels, COO, a 24-time marathoner. Burgett and Daniels left their corporate roles and joined forces to improve personal performance. They have been joined by Craig Ceranna, CFO and Managing Director, to realize the company’s mission: transform the athlete’s experience through personalized service and exceptional audio products that integrate ergonomics and emotive design.

As a company, yurbuds was recently honored by the 2013 International CEA Innovations Design and Engineering Awards for the Focus Limited Edition. yurbuds has also been awarded for its marketing, including a 2011 “Site of the Day” for Awwwards.com and a 2010 GOOD DESIGN AWARD. Forbes also named yurbuds the 9th Most Promising Company in America for 2009.