New Data Shows Garmin Users Around the Globe Are Diving More than Ever
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by Garmin International
3M ago
Garmin divers have logged more of each category of dive so far in 2023 than they did in the same time period in 2022 — and they’re completing them at some of the best diving locations around the world. Garmin customers are adventurous. They push their limits and expand their horizons, striving to make each day better than the last — and no community is more relentless than Garmin divers. Whether they’re looking to go deeper and stay submerged for longer or seeking out the sunken treasure they know must be nearby, divers are constantly looking for something new. Luckily, that’s exactl ..read more
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Recycled Ocean-bound Plastics Given New Life in this Garmin Dive Watch Computer
Garmin Blog » Outdoor Recreation
by Garmin International
3M ago
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure — or, in this case, one person’s ocean-bound plastics is another person’s Garmin Descent G1 Solar – Ocean Edition. The idea behind this rugged watch-style dive computer was born when a handful of Garmin associates put their heads together to figure out ways to better their environment. They already spent their free time out on the water and went out of their way to make it as clean an environment as possible, often removing plastic. But why not take it a step further? A recurring question surfaced during discussions: What can we do and how can we begin ..read more
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The Making of MARQ Carbon
Garmin Blog » Outdoor Recreation
by Garmin International
5M ago
Boasting 130 layers of carbon fiber, the Garmin MARQ Carbon collection luxury tool watch is now 62% lighter and built for high performance. Just over four years ago, we introduced the world to our most prestigious, elegant and luxurious set of watches, unveiling the original MARQ® collection. Combining premium design with an authentic feature set, MARQ has been the perfect fit for people looking for a luxury smartwatch that specialises in their passion. We recently revitalised this collection with three distinct timepieces that highlight one of our latest innovations, Fused Carbon Fiber. Built ..read more
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What’s Different About inReach Technology?
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by Garmin International
6M ago
Staying connected, informed and safe — regardless of geographical location — has become an essential and expected part of our lives. So what makes inReach® satellite communicators stand out? Below are some of the top reasons why it’s advantageous to keep a device with inReach technology active and available1. Connection to the Only Satellite Network with Global Coverage The Iridium® satellite network, the world’s largest commercial satellite constellation, is the system that allows inReach devices to work globally. Its low orbit satellites enable inReach satellite communicators to re ..read more
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Understanding Altitude Sickness and Tracking Your Altitude Acclimation
Garmin Blog » Outdoor Recreation
by Garmin International
6M ago
Altitude sickness is not a condition anyone should mess with, making it vital to understand when at risk. It’s also important to know how altitude sickness can be prevented and treated, and how Garmin products are uniquely positioned to track one’s acclimation to increased elevation. Whether you’re planning to hike a 4,000m mountain, participating in a high-intensity workout at a high elevation or simply spending time in a high-elevation city, there’s a solid chance that altitude sickness could make an appearance. What Is Altitude Sickness? Also known as acute mountain sickness, high-altitude ..read more
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Get to Know Garmin Response℠ 
Garmin Blog » Outdoor Recreation
by Garmin International
7M ago
Perhaps you’ve educated yourself on how to trigger an SOS on an inReach® satellite communicator, tested it on your device or even initiated it in an emergency. But have you ever wondered about the system for responding to those SOS triggers? Read on for a look at the inner workings of Garmin Response (formerly Garmin IERCC and the GEOS IERCC) and the people who are always available to help during challenging times. What is Garmin Response? Originally founded in 2007 and now owned by Garmin, Garmin Response is a leader in 24/7 emergency monitoring and incident response servi ..read more
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The 10,000th inReach SOS: A Foot in the Wrong Direction
Garmin Blog » Outdoor Recreation
by Garmin International
1y ago
In October 2022, we announced that more than 10,000 individuals had received help after triggering SOS distress signals on their inReach® satellite communication devices. So what was the actual 10,000th inReach SOS incident? Three separate inReach SOS triggers came into the Garmin Response℠ Centre moments apart, all reporting a dirt bike crash and a severe leg injury. The injured individual was Kyle McKillop, a 33-year-old inReach subscriber who is no stranger to the outdoors. He regularly camps, mountain bikes, snowboards and dirt bikes in the Pacific Northwest. Origi ..read more
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Top Questions: Triggering an SOS on an inReach® Device
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by Garmin International
1y ago
Learn about what happens when you trigger an SOS on an inReach device,1 how the Garmin International Emergency Response Coordination Centre (IERCC) staff coordinates a rescue response, steps you can take to help aid in a rescue and more of the most frequently asked questions regarding the SOS process.  WHEN CAN I TRIGGER AN SOS? Use your best judgement when triggering an SOS. There is no one-size-fits-all list, since each individual circumstance can impact the urgency and seriousness of the situation. A good rule to go by is that when you feel uncertain of the outcome ..read more
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Garmin Engineer Talks SatIQ: Longer Battery Life, Same Precise Tracking
Garmin Blog » Outdoor Recreation
by Garmin International
1y ago
Garmin is no stranger to the navigation and tracking space. Our GPS handhelds have been the trusted companions of adventurers for decades, and we offer a durable tracking device for almost any activity. But if you’re using tracking technology often, you know that it’s important to select the right satellite mode for your environment. In an open sky area, you may only need GPS mode. In a canyon or in an urban landscape between tall skyscrapers, you might need to kick it into a higher gear — like All Satellite Systems and multi-band frequencies combined — to determine exactly ..read more
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Data Shows More Garmin Users Are Golfing Than Ever Before
Garmin Blog » Outdoor Recreation
by Garmin International
1y ago
Garmin users recorded nearly 30% more rounds in 2021 than in the previous year. It’s no secret that people hit the golf courses en masse in 2020. With COVID-19 shutting down so much of the world, many turned to golf as a safe, socially distant way to get out of the house or office — if only for a few hours. Newbies bought their first sets of clubs, and seasoned vets were obsessively working on getting even the smallest kink out of their swings. At that point, though, it was hard to tell who would stick with it, and who would move on to other hobbies when the world opened back up. Gar ..read more
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