Garmin throws down the nüMaps guarantee

Guarantee you say…

Here’s how I see it. A guy puts a guarantee on the box ’cause he wants you to fell all warm and toasty inside. Ya think if you leave that box under your pillow at night, the Guarantee Fairy might come by and leave a quarter. The point is, how do you know the Guarantee Fairy isn’t a crazy glue sniffer? “Building model airplanes” says the little fairy, but we’re not buying it. Next thing you know, there’s money missing off the dresser and your daughter’s knocked up, I seen it a hundred times. Because they know all they solda ya was a guaranteed piece of shit. That’s all it is. Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time. But for right now, for your sake, for your daughter’s sake, ya might wanna think about buying a quality item from me. 

Starting on October 15, 2008, owners will have access to a new map as long as their unit was first used and registered after August 17. Just so you don’t read more into this, all the nüMap guarantee does is ensure that when you buy a Garmin, the latest map is installed. After 60 days, you’re on your own to buy newer maps.

Buy With Confidence: Garmin® Offers nüMaps Guarantee

New nüvi, zūmo customers eligible for free map update
Within 60 days of new device activation

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today its nüMaps Guarantee, which will ensure that new owners of select Garmin personal navigation devices (PNDs) receive the most updated map available.

Garmin strives to make sure that our customers have the most current and up-to-date maps. As roads and points of interest change, we work closely with our map provider, NAVTEQ, to continually update our databases, said Dan Bartel, Garmins vice president of worldwide sales.Now, when a customer starts using their new Garmin, they can be assured that their unit will have access to the latest version of road maps.

Were pleased with Garmins efforts to make the freshest, most accurate map data available to its customers, commented Cliff Fox, Senior Vice President, Map Division at NAVTEQ. Our research indicates that portable navigation device users are more satisfied with their systems when the map data is up-to-date.

After a customer purchases a new nüvi or zūmo PND, they can check to see if they are eligible for a free map update simply by registering their unit at within 60 days of the first use of their new PND. If new map data is available anytime during that 60-day period, the user can request and download the new data, free of charge, by following simple online prompts.

The nüMaps Guarantee program will begin on October 15, 2008. Anyone who first used their new nüvi or zūmo PND on August 17th or later will be eligible for a free map update  provided their unit is registered with Garmin and a new map is available within 60 days of the units first use.

For more information on the nüMaps Guarantee, visit

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications  most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmins products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, nüvi, and zūmo are registered trademarks, and nüMaps Guarantee is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.