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Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao worked together for the aerospace and automotive giant AlliedSignal before the two technology enthusiasts decided in 1989 to establish their own company. The company name consisted of the first three letters of the two founding forenames ("Gar-Min"), Garmin first settled in Olathe in Kansas (USA). As a result, the specialists for navigation devices moved their headquarters first to Taiwan, in 2000 to the Cayman Islands and ten years later to Schaffhausen, Switzerland. During the many relocations, however, the operative heart remained in Olathe, where Burrell and Kao are still active today. Almost adhering to their roots, they concentrated together with their employees above all on the manufacture of robust navigation devices for maritime and aviation applications.


Burrell and Kao not only wanted to serve the above-mentioned sectors with their products, but also to share their know-how with the whole world. While the outdoor area and the associated navigation devices for cars were still given little attention, Garmin soon found himself in the more "public" area, without neglecting maritime and aviation. Garmin stands for high-quality electronics and was awarded several times. The Americans gradually specialized in pedestrian navigation. In addition, the technology company still manufactures sophisticated bicycle computers today. Among runners, Fitness trackers and Smartwatches from Garmin are particularly popular. The watches and devices from the series Vivosport, Vivosmart and the Running Watches from the Forerunner product series are particularly well known here. So: Whether on the water, in the air or on the ground - with Garmin everyone finds his way.


  • Founding year: 1989
  • Founder: Gary Burrell, Dr. Min Kao
  • Company headquarters: Schaffhausen, Switzerland
  • Number of employees: approx. 13.000
  • Annual turnover: over 3 billion Euros
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  • Sports: Running, Outdoor, Bike, Fitness


  • Technology: Burrell and Kao are considered pioneers and led Garmin to the forefront of developers of devices with GPS technology.
  • Own production: Garmin is characterized by the fact that both development and production take place in-house and in its own production sites.
  • Technology: Garmin also attaches great importance to high standards at its suppliers. These include ethical, social and ecological business practices.


Keller Sports offers a variety of Smartwatches, Fitness bracelets and Bicycle computers from Garmin online. Are you looking for stylish and functional companions for your next run? You want a device that brings music from your wrist to your ears? We have the right high-quality Fitness watch for you. Or do you love it simpler, thinner, lighter? The smart vivosmart bracelets with Pulse Ox-Sensor for measuring your oxygen saturation, waterproof with 7 days battery life are your sporty companion and support your healthy and active lifestyle.


For all Garmin products since the foundation of the watch manufacturer great value has been placed on highest possible quality standards. The technical company from Kansas, manufactures all equipment without exception in its own production facilities. The consumer electronic products, which also include the smartwatches, fitness bracelets and bicycle computers available at Keller Sports, are manufactured in the ultra-modern factories in Taiwan, the birthplace of Dr. Min Kao. So your small, practical partners for every adventure don't come to you via hard-to-follow routes, but directly from the hands of the navigation kings.

Excellent quality and convincing designs make the Garmin Smartwatches, running watches and fitness trackers something very special. For that reason it is obvious that the brand acts on international area and took the leading position on all markets with its high-quality products. Only the best is good enough for the manufacturer of navigation receivers. This is also the reason for the vertical integration that enables Garmin to ensure product quality. Whether on the water, in the air or on the ground, with Garmin navigation devices you can feel safe everywhere and always find your way. Convince yourself and experience exciting adventures that take you to the most remote places.


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