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14 September 2019

Garmin’s ecoRoute helps you route trips by using the least fuel possible

garmin ecoroute Garmins ecoRoute helps you route trips by using the least fuel possibleTaking no time at all to jump on everyone’s economic fears and green tech obsessions, Garmin has launched ecoRoute at CES 2009.  Available as a free software update, Garmin’s ecoRoute adds a twist to ‘fastest route’ and ’shortest route’ options usually available on Garmin nuvi PND’s.  ecoRoute gives Garmin nuvi users the option to choose a route that uses ‘less fuel’.

ecoRoute has a Fuel Report feature that tracks fuel use over time and a Mileage Report feature that monitors mileage and fuel usage on a per-trip basis.  Ever vehicle uses fuel differently, so ecoRoute allows users to enter their vehicle profile so the software is optimized for any model’s fuel economy.  Hopefully this will help nuvi users save some coin.  Most of us undoubtedly could use it.

The full press release is after the break.

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ecoRouteTM from Garmin® Helps Drivers Save Gas and Money Through Fuel-Efficient Paths, Smarter Driving Habits

LAS VEGAS –(Business Wire)– Jan 07, 2009 Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today introduced ecoRoute, a free software update that helps drivers conserve money and fuel, easing growing pressures on personal budgets and the environment. ecoRoute, which suggests fuel-efficient navigation, was announced in conjunction with the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and will be on display at the Garmin booth (South Hall 4, #35832).

“Many of the biggest challenges currently facing people around the world involve the economy and the environment,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Using ecoRoute on your Garmin nüvi® helps you be a smarter driver at a time when everyone is trying to make their paychecks and their gas tanks go the extra mile. As the global leader in satellite navigation, we embrace the opportunity to be the leader in fuel-efficient, eco-friendly navigation.”

In addition to “faster time” and “shorter distance” for route preference, ecoRoute lets nüvi users choose “less fuel” as the best way to save gas and money. Through ecoRoute’s Fuel Report, Mileage Report and fuel-saving tips, drivers can focus on their fuel conservation even when they’re not behind the wheel. Fuel Report tracks fuel usage over time, and Mileage Report monitors mileage and fuel usage on a per-trip basis. Drivers can customize their nüvi to fit their vehicle by accessing the “vehicle profile” under ecoRoute in the tools menu. There, you can enter your car’s fuel economy and the current price of gas to help nüvi better calculate your savings.

To find out if your nüvi is compatible with ecoRoute through a free, downloadable software update, go to

ecoRoute is the latest breakthrough from Garmin, which has spent 20 years using technology and innovation to enhance users’ lives, making Garmin a household name in the automotive, aviation, marine, wireless, outdoor and fitness industries. To learn more about ecoRoute and Garmin’s other products and services, go to and

About Garmin International Inc.

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. Garmin’s 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 and nüvi are registered trademarks and ecoRoute is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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