Founded by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in 1989 from Lenexa, Garmin is an American multinational technology company which creates superior products for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and sports. Although the company is based in America but it operates in several other countries including Formar (Belgium), Garmin AMB (Canada), Belanor (Norway), and Trepat (Spain), and Garmin-Cluj (Romania).
Garmin was founded as ProNav whose first product was a GPS unit which sold for US$2,50. Soon, the name of the company was changed to Garmin which is an acronym of the first names of its two founders, Gary Burrell and Min Kao. U.S Army became the first customer of this company. Garmin was ready to introduce wonders in the world of technology as it began public trading on NASDAQ on 8 December 2000.
With a vision to be the global leader in every market, the company is known for products with compelling design, superior quality, and best value. Some of its famous products includes Mobile phone add-ons, Laptop and PDA add-ons, Integrated cockpit systems, Portables, GPS/Nav/Comm, Multi-function displays, Radar, Comm/Nav, Transponders, Audio panels, Indicators, Datalinks, Interfaces and transponders.
In addition to devices, Garmin also develops software packages for use on personal computers. These software are designed to run on Microsoft Windows as well as Mac OS X. During the early 2000s, Garmin introduced a series of personal GPS devices aimed at runners called the Forerunner. Garmin Foretrex is a similar wrist worn GPS device with two dimensional GPS tracking and waypoint projection which is famous among day hikers, mountain bikers, and sailboat racers. The recent Garmin devices can display current locations on a map which are vector-based and stored in the built-in memory or loaded from additional flash media. Currently Navtech is providing the maps to the company.
Garmin launched the iQue line of integrated PDA-GPS receivers in 2003. The next extension in the line, the iQue M4, became the first PDA that did not require a PC to preload the maps. The company has a whole dedicated unit for aviation products which includes cockpits, panel mount displays, multi-function displays (MFD), transponders, radar and other related avionics.
As the company ensures the best quality products and a great service, it offers various packages and deals for the customers. Some of these promotion packages are BlueChart®Š g2 VisionŠ HD Spring Rebate, Dog-training Bundle Rebate, and LakeVü™ HD Ultra Spring Rebate.
The online store of the company accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. Only 1 payment method is accepted per order. For now, the company only ships online purchases to addresses in the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii but they hope to soon expand their premises and ship all over the world.
In case the order is not satisfying enough for the customer, the company accepts returns. Products in its original condition may be returned for a refund within 30 days of purchase but opened software and downloadable items are non-refundable.
With the latest technology and creative innovations, Garmin hopes to reach new heights of success. Visit us:http://www.garmin.com/