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Garmin Introduces Updated Models and Features


Garmin® Grows in Outdoor Recreation, adding new Oregon® handhelds, Garmin Connect™ compatibility and free Custom Maps utility

OLATHE, Kan./December 29, 2009/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Oregon 450t and Oregon 450 touchscreen GPS devices, the newest of Garmin’s next-generation outdoor handhelds now compatible with the online community at Garmin Connect as well as Garmin’s free Custom Maps utility for transferring paper or digital maps onto your compatible handheld.

“More than ever, Garmin offers intuitive touchscreen options for anyone exploring and enjoying the world around them,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Oregon 450t and Oregon 450 provide a bridge between the slimmed-down Dakota™ family and the top-of-line Oregon 550t, all of which work seamlessly with Garmin Custom Maps in planning your adventure and Garmin Connect for reliving the experience and sharing the memories.”

Responsive to the touch of a finger, yet resistant to the rigors of nature, Oregon 450t and Oregon 450 simplify navigation through a glove-friendly touchscreen interface. This bright 3” color display is easier than ever to read and use in all conditions. Other key upgrades include user-selectable dashboards, enhanced track navigation, high-speed USB for faster map transfers with your computer, photo navigation and the 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without the need to hold it level. The new dashboards give users the ability to customize the appearance of various pages on your Oregon, including the geocaching, compass, stopwatch and elevation functions. For hikers, cyclists and trail runners, the enhanced track navigation will prove especially useful. When navigating to a destination on an active track, users will see the changes in elevation ahead of them as well as where they’ve been. Also, waypoints and other key locations along the active route – such as start, end and high and low elevation points – now appear on the map and active route pages. The new Oregon units also include a barometric altimeter, paperless geocaching and wireless exchange of tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches with compatible Oregon, Dakota, Colorado® and Foretrex® devices.

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COAST Introduces Two New Multi-tools with Built-In LED Lights

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Full sized and micro versions of tools available

Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 15, 2009 -- COAST Products introduces two new multi-tools with LED lights built into the handles. The LED Micro Pliers (model C2899) and the LED Pocket Pliers™ (model c5799) are part of the COAST line of Professional Use multi-tools. This line of multi-tools combines modern design, high tech materials and the highest level of manufacturing quality and craftsmanship in each piece. The tools are targeted at all of COAST Products' distribution channels, including hardware, sporting goods, professional automotive and police/military.

"These tools are an important addition to our multi-tool line-up," said David Brands, President of COAST Products. "The LED light on this tool is a feature that other multi-tool manufacturers simply do not have."

The LED light source on each multi-tool is positioned so that it will illuminate the area of the pliers head and is operated by a simple on/off switch. Both tools feature 440c stainless steel construction and tools. The handles have a sleek chrome finish for durability and rubber inlays for sure grip. The pliers' head on each tool is spring loaded, making the pliers or wire cutters simple and easy to use.

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Defog It - Keeps Optics Fog-Free

Clarity Defog It (TM) is available as reusable towelettes or an all-in-one cleaner and anti-fog.

Clarity Defog It Anti-Fog Gets Hunters Focused for Deer Season - Keeps Shooting Glasses and Eyewear Fog-Free Safe All Day

Clarity Defog It (TM) is available as reusable towelettes or an all-in-one cleaner and anti-fog.

Deer hunting season is in full swing and hunters are taking to the woods with a new safety accessory: Clarity Defog It™ anti-fog liquid and towelettes for shooting glasses, eyeglasses and scopes.

Valley View, Ohio (Vocus/PRWEB ) December 4, 2009 -- Deer hunting season is in full swing and hunters are taking to the woods with a new safety accessory: Clarity Defog It™ anti-fog liquid and towelettes for shooting glasses, eyeglasses and scopes.

The early morning chill or changeable temperatures throughout the day can fog up shooting glasses or regular eyewear. Even the lens on a spotting scope is susceptible. The result? A perfect shot can become a foggy blur. Obscured vision can also be a serious safety hazard in the woods.

Clarity Defog It anti-fog liquid and Clarity Defog It anti-fog towelettes have a formula used by the military around the world in vision-critical situations. Just one application can keep optics fog-free up to all day. Clarity Defog It anti-fog is safe and effective on all eyeglass lenses, goggles and optics, even today’s high-tech anti-reflective and super-hydrophobic lenses. See a video demonstration at http://www.nanofilmproducts.com/video/defogit.htm

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New Camera Provides Affordable HD Recording for Motorsports Enthusiasts

Hoyttech's MSR-200 High Definition Motorsports Camera is the first Point of View camera specifically designed for the Auto Racing and Motorsports user

Candia, NH (PRWEB) October 21, 2009 -- Hoyt Technologies, Inc. http://www.hoyttech.com introduces the industries first on board HD video camera designed specifically for motorsports and other on board applications. Until now, Motorsports users have had to rely on products design mainly for helmet mounting or expensive bulky on board options.

"Our goal in developing and releasing the MSR-200 was to combine the affordability and small size of a helmet camera, with the high quality and ease of use of a traditional racing camera. The resulting product is an affordable, high quality video recording system that can be mounted and operated from just about anywhere on board your race car, motorcycle, boat or ATV." - Chris Royer, President. Hoyt Technologies.

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New GPS from Garmin Introduced


Garmin® Unveils Sleek New Edge® 500 Cycling GPS, High-powered for the Pros, Low-priced for the People

OLATHE, Kan./September 1, 2009/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the aerodynamic Edge 500, an evolutionary leap in cycling technology. Weighing a mere 2 ounces, Edge 500 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, requires no calibration, can be switched quickly and easily between bicycles and connects wirelessly with ANT+™ compatible third-party power meters.

“Using feedback from the best focus group imaginable – the Pro Tour cyclists of Team Garmin-Slipstream, we’ve developed a lightweight cycling computer that’s powerful enough for the pros yet simple enough for beginners,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Sitting sleek and snug on a redesigned handlebar mount, Edge 500 streamlines your cycling statistics for a fraction of the cost of comparable head units.”

Designed for performance cyclists, the GPS-enabled Edge 500 tracks speed, distance, time, GPS position, elevation, calories burned, climb and descent. For extra-precise climb and descent data, Edge 500 incorporates a barometric altimeter to pinpoint changes in elevation. Combining more data than ever into one device, Edge 500 syncs wirelessly through ANT+™ technology with compatible third-party power meters. Edge 500 also pairs wirelessly with Garmin speed/cadence sensors and features advanced heart rate-based calorie computation when used with a Garmin heart rate monitor. Boasting a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFixTM that quickly acquires and maintains satellite reception, the Edge 500 also displays temperature readings, changes time zones automatically and alerts riders if they’re moving but the timer is not running. With up to 18 hours of battery life, Edge 500 features a low-profile, quarter-turn mount that fits easily on the stem or handlebars.

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