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Garmin updates eTrex models

OLATHE, Kan., USA/January 14, 2009/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., announced the release of its eTrex Legend H and the eTrex Vista H – low-cost handheld navigators that include several new features considered vital for outdoor adventures.

The units include a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, which makes satellite acquisition faster and helps ensure a solid lock, even in dense tree canopies or vertical canyons that hikers, hunters, and geocachers often experience. The eTrex Legend H and eTrex Vista H also feature a fast USB interface and 24 megabytes of internal memory for loading detailed topo maps from a computer. The eTrex Vista H includes an electronic compass and barometric altimeter as well.

“The eTrex Legend and Vista models have long been considered standard equipment for anyone who wants to make the most of their outdoor excursions,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. “Now, entry-level customers can get some of the latest features for the same price as the previous versions, making the units attractive for those wanting a rugged and reliable GPS for under two hundred dollars.”

Both units contain a basemap of North and South America, containing major lakes, rivers, cities, interstates, national and state highways, railroads and coastlines, which can be viewed on the units’ high-contrast 2.4-inch (diagonal) grayscale screen.

The eTrex Legend H has a manufacturer’s retail price of $149.99, and the eTrex Vista H has an MSRP of $199.99. For more information, visit www.garmin.com.