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    Full Circle Everest Expedition summits and sets a sign of diversity in climbing


    Seven members of the all-black climber’s team of the Full Circle Everest Expedition reached the summit peak on May 12, 2022, roughly 60 years after the first U.S. citizen climbed Everest for the first time. The Full Circle Everest Expedition (counting eleven experienced climbers) set out to make history with ...

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    VF named one of the top female-friendly companies in the world


    VF Corp. was ranked 12th out of 300 companies on Forbes’ list of “World’s Top Female Friendly Companies 2021,” a ranking compiled by Forbes and market research firm Statista Inc. For the list, 85,000 women in 40 countries were surveyed and asked to rate their employers on criteria such as ...

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    Garmin presents a children’s book based on its Women of Adventure series


    Source: Garmin Garmin International has introduced “ Women of Adventure: Being Brave in a Big World ,” a children’s book featuring six true stories of sport and passion from the brand’s Women of Adventure watch series. The book, written and illustrated by Garmin associates, ...

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    Garmin opens manufacturing facility in Wroclaw, Poland


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 of ...

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    Garmin acquires GEOS Worldwide


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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?


    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


    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.