Print News   |   Send Link
Trimble Navigation Limited
935 Stewart Drive
Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
1.408.481.8000 phone
1.408.481.7781 fax

  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Launches AllSport GPS for its Trimble Outdoors Product Line

Trimble Outdoors Adds Extensive Fitness Training and Performance Management Applications
to its GPS-on-Cellular Service Offerings


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2006--Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its new AllSport GPS application to extend its Trimble Outdoors™ family of products and services into the personal fitness management category. The fitness training application supports a range of outdoor activities including cycling, running, and mountain biking or walking. Trimbles AllSport GPS application enables a diverse group of consumers, including fitness enthusiasts and those looking to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle, to engage in a secure, convenient and inexpensive fitness program that tracks results and maps progress on a cell phone.

Trimble acquired the AllSport fitness application through an asset acquisition of Intransix, a Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of mobile GPS applications, during the second quarter of 2006.

"Consumers seek mobile technology that streamlines the demands of their active lifestyles," said Rich Rudow, managing director, Trimble Outdoors. "Together with technology developed by Intransix, Trimble Outdoors now offers the added convenience of managing personal navigation and fitness tracking in one ultra portable device your wireless phone." And with the launch today of the AllSport GPS on 17 Nextel phones and 10 Sprint (NYSE: S) phones, Sprint customers will be able to experience the benefits of this product.

According to Gartner, Inc's June 2006 report, "Overview of Consumer Mobile Applications, 2006," it is estimated that, "by 2012, 80 percent of cellular devices will have highly accurate location capabilities." Trimble Outdoors' GPS-on-cellular location services, with navigation, fitness tracking and management applications, allow consumers to use one product to manage several needs. 

"Marrying the AllSport fitness application to Trimbles GPS-on-cellular platform provides a powerful option for active consumers to not only track their fitness performance, but to download that information to their wireless phones for later use, or for sharing with family, friends or medical care providers," said Dave Sutter, founder of Intransix.

Using the latest version of the AllSport GPS application, consumers can measure distance, time speed and calories of their outdoor activity; pinpoint their current location on a street map, topographical map and aerial photos, and store the activity and fitness information on their handset. The data is then automatically uploaded to the AllSport GPS Website (www.allsportgps.com) for viewing, analysis and sharing with friends or family. Additionally, the application allows users to track the progress of their fitness routines, export workouts to Google Earth to view in an interactive 3-D presentation, and even allows consumers to engage in a virtual race against previously recorded workouts.

Availability

The platinum version of the AllSport GPS application is currently available on 10 Sprint phones for $6.99 per month. Several pricing plans, starting at $6.99 per month, are available on 17 Nextel phones.

About Trimble Outdoors

Trimble Outdoors is a family of GPS-on-cellular applications for consumers.

With Trimble Outdoors, consumers can use their GPS-enabled wireless phones to navigate trails and highways, track workout performance, and create, manage and share those experiences with others.

By leveraging Trimble's 27 years of commercial expertise in GPS, software, and communications, Trimble Outdoors delivers cost-effective and convenient position-based services that promote consumers' well-being, security and active lifestyle. For more information about Trimble Outdoors, visit www.trimbleoutdoors.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble's worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, agriculture, machine guidance, fleet and asset management, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,400 employees in more than 18 countries worldwide. 


Certain statements made in this press release are forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual events and results may differ materially from those described in this news release. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the performance and market acceptance of the AllSport GPS applications; integration of the applications with Trimble Outdoors; and the continuing availability of the applications through third party wireless providers.  More information about potential factors which could affect Trimble's business and financial results is set forth in reports filed with the SEC, including Trimble's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K. All forward looking statements are based on information available to Trimble as of the date hereof, and Trimble assumes no obligation to update such statements.


 Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838

Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808



Print News   |   Send Link