The outdoor/fitness segment of Garmin had a small sales drop of 1 percent to $188 million for the year to date, with a 9 percent decrease in the second quarter. The company attributed this to a tough comparison period in 2008, when several new products were launched. The division has been the company’s most resilient throughout the economic crisis, and this is the first quarterly drop of the last 10 reporting periods. It expects revenues and margins to stay steady with deliveries of its new Oregon 550t and Dakota handhelds as well as its Forerunner 310XT and FR 60 fitness products. The company overall had sales down by 27 percent to $669 million in the second quarter, and a 30 percent drop for the year to date to $1.11 billion.