Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the premium Garmin
DriveSmart 65™ with Amazon Alexa – the ultimate
voice-controlled, hands-free1, portable navigator. Thanks to
the built-in Alexa functionality, drivers can easily ask questions and
complete tasks from the comfort of their car2 by requesting
favorite tunes, asking for the day’s top headlines, or receiving weather
updates. Alexa can also help drivers create to-do lists, add items to
their shopping list, and access tens of thousands of Alexa skills.3 In
conjunction with voice-controlled GPS navigation from Garmin, the Garmin
DriveSmart 65 with Amazon Alexa can help drivers maintain their hands on
the steering wheel and keep their focus on the road ahead.
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“The integration of Amazon Alexa to our DriveSmart 65 provides a perfect
solution for drivers seeking the simplest navigation experience
available, with easy turn-by-turn navigation from Garmin and Alexa
working as a copilot to answer any questions along your route,” said Dan
Bartel, Garmin worldwide vice president of consumer sales. “Customers
can ask Alexa to play their favorite music tracks right through their
car’s stereo, or even ask for things that can affect their drive like
Once the Garmin Drive™ app is enabled, drivers will be able
to access Amazon Alexa on their commute directly through their Garmin
DriveSmart 65 navigator. What’s more, drivers will be able to
conveniently stay connected on the road through smart notifications4
and real-time features such as live traffic, weather, and parking5 details.
In addition, customers will be able to stream Garmin navigation guidance
and Alexa responses – including music selections from Amazon Music,
Pandora®, Sirius XM®, iHeartRadio and more –
through their vehicle’s speakers.6 The 6.95-inch Garmin
DriveSmart 65 also allows for voice-controlled GPS navigation utilizing
easy-to-follow, turn-by-turn directions from Garmin, while showing
points of interest (POIs) along a route. The navigator includes a
traffic cable with an extra USB port for the convenience of charging
other devices such as a smartphone, and thanks to the navigator’s
built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity, users can easily get map
updates of North America and software updates without having to connect
the device to a computer.
The road trip-ready Garmin DriveSmart 65 with Amazon Alexa also features
the HISTORY® database of notable sites, a U.S. national parks
directory, preloaded and current TripAdvisor® traveler
ratings and millions of Foursquare® POIs to easily find new
and popular places. The Garmin DriveSmart 65 with Amazon Alexa features
fresh, accurate and reliable maps from HERE Technologies.
Available now through Garmin and Best Buy, the Garmin DriveSmart 65 with
Amazon Alexa has a suggested retail price of $299.99. To learn more
The Garmin DriveSmart 65 with Amazon Alexa is the latest from the
consumer automotive segment of Garmin, the leading worldwide provider of
portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. The
company’s user-friendly navigation solutions have innovative features
that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive,
aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information,
visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at newsroom.garmin.com,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin,
1Requires smartphone (sold separately) enabled with Bluetooth
2Drivers should focus on driving and only
use the Alexa functionality when safe to do so.
Garmin Drive app must be open and running on the user’s smartphone in
order for the Alexa functionality to work and for access to the live
4To use this feature, you must download the
Garmin Drive app to your compatible smartphone (sold separately) enabled
with Bluetooth technology and GPS; see Garmin.com/driveapp for details.
data is available for most city centers; for coverage details, visit
6For vehicles that do not have Bluetooth
or an AUX input, sound will be delivered through the Garmin device.
About Garmin International Inc.:
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. Garmin is a registered trademark and Garmin DriveSmart, and
Garmin Drive app are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
Amazon, Alexa,and all related logos and motion marks are
trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The Pandora logos are
trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Pandora is only available in certain
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©HERE. All rights reserved. ©2019 TripAdvisor LLC. All rights reserved.
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the world. foursquare® and the foursquare® logos are registered
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Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2018, filed
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