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    Garmin opens manufacturing facility in Wroclaw, Poland

    2021-02-23T11:24:00Z

    Garmin has opened a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Wroclaw, Poland, to serve automotive and CE customers throughout Europe. The BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) certified facility includes nearly 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution space dedicated to the production and supply of infotainment ...

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    Garmin’s outdoor and fitness sales surge

    2021-02-18T12:32:00Z

    Robust demand for advanced wearables and cycling products helped Garmin post record results for the fourth quarter of 2020. The company headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, with operational headquarters in Olathe, Kansas, which also makes equipment for the aviation and automotive industries, reported that its total sales rose by 23 ...

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    Fitbit and Garmin win an IP round against Philips

    2021-02-09T14:35:00Z

    An administrative law judge of the International Trade Commission of the U.S. issued an initial determination that clears Garmin and Fitbit of a charge that they have been infringing on patents held by Koninklijke Philips and its North American subsidiary. In December 2019, the Dutch electronics multinational ...

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    Garmin Italy with executive changes

    2021-01-13T15:26:00Z

    Garmin Italy has appointed Sara Cesarotti as marketing and communication manager for the sports, outdoor, and automotive sectors. Cesarotti was hired from Google Italy , where she served as retail marketing manager. The company has also announced changes in its Marine division, where Carlo Brevini has been ...

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    Outdoor industry stocks among the winners of 2020

    2021-01-07T13:49:00Z

    While the outdoor industry had a very difficult start of the year in 2020, when the pandemic forced Europe and America to adopt strict lockdowns, it bounced back significantly in the summer when restrictions were lifted, as people looked to escape crowds in the outdoors. The combined market capitalization ...

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    Garmin acquires GEOS Worldwide

    2021-01-07T12:15:00Z

    Source: © Garmin Deutschland GmbH Garmin inReach Mini Garmin has acquired GEOS Worldwide , a company based in Montgomery, Texas, that provides emergency monitoring and incident response services, including search and rescue services for skiers, outdoor adventurers and boaters. The terms of the asset ...

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    Outdoor, marine and fitness drive record Q3 for Garmin

    2020-10-29T10:27:00Z

    Garmin has reported record third-quarter earnings of $313.4 million, thanks to robust growth in demand for its marine, fitness and outdoor products. The Swiss-based company, which also makes equipment for the aviation and automotive industries, reported net sales of $1.11 billion for the 13 weeks to Sept. 26. This ...

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    Garmin hit by cyber attack

    2020-07-28T14:30:00Z

    Garmin confirmed that the company was the victim of a cyber attack on July 23 in which some of Garmin’s systems were encrypted by outsiders, resulting in a significant failure of the company’s popular fitness tracking services. The German news site Spiegel Online reported indications that the company ...

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    Garmin introduces new solar watches, cable charging becomes practically unnecessary

    2020-07-10T08:51:00Z

    Garmin is expanding its solar product portfolio and now offers even more watches with an integrated, transparent solar charging lens that uses solar energy. In addition to a significantly extended battery life, some models also come with new features. The popular fēnix 6 series is now available as ...

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    Garmin acquires Firstbeat Analytics

    2020-07-03T06:27:00Z

    Firstbeat Analytics , formerly part of Firstbeat Technologies and one of the leading companies in the field of physiological analysis and metrics for consumer electronics in the areas of health, fitness and performance, has been acquired by Garmin . For nearly two decades, Firstbeat has been converting heart rate ...

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    An excellent quarter for Garmin in Outdoor and Fitness

    2020-05-02T07:52:00Z

    Garmin ’s fitness division had a stellar performance in the first quarter. Revenues in this segment soared by 24 percent to $180.3 million, as the group benefited from the home fitness boom due to the lockdowns in place in many countries. Sales were driven by advanced wearables and Tacx ...

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    Can wearables help predict viral infections?

    2020-04-17T07:28:00Z

    Fitbit , the Scripps Research Institute and Stanford Medicine have formed a research consortium to detect, track and contain infectious diseases through Fitbit data. There reportedly exists some evidence that wearables like the Fitbit bracelet can help predict certain infections before symptoms appear. The new effort is meant ...

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    Outdoor and Fitness are Garmin’s power engines

    2020-02-22T12:25:00Z

    Garmin’s revenues jumped by 18 percent to $1,102 million in the fourth quarter, once again lifted by fitness and outdoor products. Net earnings soared by 90 percent to $360.8 million.