Amsterdam – Garmin, the global market leader in portable navigation devices (PNDs), has selected HERE Technologies to provide map data and traffic information for PND products it offers in Russia. The agreement means that Garmin users will benefit from high quality automotive-grade maps covering 3.7 million kilometers of roads across the country. The launch of PNDs with HERE map data will not only benefit new Garmin customers; PND owners who bought a Garmin device with a Lifetime Map Update subscription after June 2012 will qualify for a free download of the latest map of Russia from HERE.
Users of Garmin’s traffic-enabled products will also benefit from HERE’s live Radio Broadcast Traffic service, which is available across 51 metropolitan areas in Russia, while Bluetooth-enabled PNDs will have free access to HERE’s Connected Traffic service which covers over 100 Russian cities via Garmin’s Smartphone Link app.
The agreement between HERE and Garmin builds on a long-term partnership between the two companies. In 2015, HERE and Garmin signed a new ten-year agreement and Garmin currently utilizes HERE mapping and location services in dozens of markets globally.
Bruno Bourguet, SVP Sales & Business Development at HERE Technologies, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting Garmin in new markets. This is another example of an industry leader trusting HERE Technologies to provide world-class global maps and services to power their own products.”
Garmin products are imported to Russia by their distributor of over 20 years, Navicom, headquartered in Moscow (www.garmin.ru; +7 800 775 36 48).
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About HERE Technologies
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit http://360.here.com and www.here.com
About Garmin International Inc.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation, advancements with camera solutions, wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, or follow at facebook.com/garmin,twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.