What is Garmin?

Garmin Ltd. is an American multinational technology company founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in Lenexa, Kansas, United States. The Company operates through five segments: auto, aviation, fitness, marine and outdoor. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes a family of hand-held, wearable, portable and fixed-mount GPS-enabled products and other navigation, communications, sensor-based and information products.

Garmin makes products that are engineered on the inside for life on the outside. They do this so our customers can make the most of the time they spend pursuing their passions. With more than 13,000 associates in 60 offices around the world, Garmin brings GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. We think every day is an opportunity to innovate, and a chance to beat yesterday.

Garmin offers a range of products designed for use in outdoor activities. Garmin offers products to consumers around the world, including Outdoor Handhelds, Wearable Devices, Golf Devices, and Dog Tracking and Training/Pet Obedience Devices. Outdoor handhelds range from basic waypoints navigation capabilities to color touchscreen devices offering barometric altimeter, three-axis compass, camera, micro Secure Digital (microSD) card slot for optional customized maps, Bluetooth for smartphone connectivity and other features.

Garmin also offers a range of products designed for use in fitness and activity tracking. Garmin offers products to consumers around the world, including Running/Multi-Sport Watches, Cycling Computers, Cycling Power Meter, Cycling Safety and Awareness, Activity Tracking Devices, and Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile. The Forerunner series offers training watches for athletes with integrated GPS sensors that provide time, speed, distance, pace and other data. Most models also offer a heart rate monitoring function and heart rate-based calorie computation.


Sports & Fitness

Track activity, golf, swim, hike, cycle, run and more with products made to keep up with your lifestyle.


Outdoor Recreation

Hike, explore the outdoors, even track and train dogs with durable devices designed for life on the outside



Find easy-to-understand, simple-to-use, and dependable electronics for your time on the water.



Drive confidently with personal navigation devices designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles and RVs. Also shop dash cams, backup cameras and in-vehicle camera monitors for even more awareness when you’re behind the wheel.

Garmin Warranties

Garmin’s non‐aviation products are warranted to be free from defects in materials or workmanship for one year from the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will, at its sole option, repair or replace any components that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement will be made at no charge to the customer for parts or labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible for any transportation cost.  This warranty does not apply to: (i) cosmetic damage, such as scratches, nicks and dents; (ii) consumable parts, such as batteries, unless product damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship; (iii) damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, water, flood, fire, or other acts of nature or external causes; (iv) damage caused by service performed by anyone who is not an authorized service provider of Garmin; or (v) damage to a product that has been modified or altered without the written permission of Garmin.  In addition, Garmin reserves the right to refuse warranty claims against products or services that are obtained and/or used in contravention of the laws of any country.