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Garmin releases report highlighting cycling trends from around the world

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Data from Garmin users worldwide shows a rise in cycling activities—both inside and outdoors

OLATHE, Kan., July 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) released a report today highlighting how cyclists around the world are logging miles and the positive health benefits they’re seeing as a result. Whether riding inside or outdoors, data from the Garmin Connect community shows that cycling activities are on the rise—and they don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Here are some key takeaways from the past year:

Cycling activities increased 7% while indoor cycling activities rose 12%.Women cyclists took the top spot as the fastest-growing cycling demographic in the Garmin community with a 9% increase in cycling activities.Garmin users who ride at least 70 miles per week average normalized power of more than 180 watts.Cyclists in the United Arab Emirates log the fastest rides, averaging 16 miles per hour.Cyclists in Denmark record the most powerful rides with an average normalized power output of 196 watts.Riders in Italy spend the most time on their bikes, with each ride lasting just over two hours. They also ride the furthest, with an average distance of 29 miles.

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Professional athlete approved

Garmin sponsors some of the world’s top athletes, including professional cyclists and cycling teams. Here’s what some of them have to say about how Garmin’s latest cycling products help them crush the competition:

“As a professional off-road cyclist, 90% of my training is done on the bike and is power-based training. I use the Garmin Rally™ XC200 pedals for my power meter. I tested a lot of power meter options a few years ago and found that the Rally pedals are the most consistent to themselves and also seem to be the most accurate when compared with a calibrated smart trainer. Training or racing in general would really not be possible for me without my Edge® 1040 Solar. In so many ways this computer is like my training partner. A lot of off-road racing now requires self-navigation, so the map screen and ability to load a course with turn-by-turn directions are crucial for my success. Lastly, the Varia™ radar tail light is a game-changing training tool whenever I am on roads that are shared with cars. It’s extremely helpful during efforts to help me stay aware of my surroundings. I often pull over as far to the right as possible when I see a car passing on the screen.” –Hannah Shell, professional off-road cyclist and Garmin-sponsored athlete

“I love riding outdoors and on a range of different bikes – the road bike, TT bike, gravel bike; I even get the mountain bike out once in a while. A couple of things are stable across all those bikes though. My Edge 1040 Solar head unit and my Varia radar. In the summer I love the long days on the road bike or the gravel bike and the solar panel on the Edge 1040 Solar makes sure I have plenty of energy to keep going as long as I want. In the winter, however, it can be challenging at times up in Scandinavia as the winters can be dark and cold. In those times, the Varia radar makes an even bigger impact on my ability to get my rides done while bringing awareness to my surroundings. It makes me aware of the cars around me, and the light helps make them aware of me.” –Kasper Asgreen, Soudal Quick Step cyclist and Garmin-sponsored athlete

“I call the Garmin system the computer of my sporting life. I see the Edge 840 Solar and Forerunner® 955 Solar as tools that I need for my ‘work’ as a top athlete. The Edge is where all my training sessions are going through and are fully tracked. In combination with the Forerunner, other physical data such as the number of hours I sleep, is also monitored. That gives me enormous added value to properly monitor my work as a top athlete.” –Mischa Bredewold, Team SD Worx-Protime cyclist and Garmin-sponsored athlete

Get ready for your next ride

Whether enjoying a casual cruise around town or preparing for that next big race, Garmin cycling products are ready for any ride.

Discover new routes with the Edge lineup of GPS cycling computers – including the Edge Explore 2, Edge 540, Edge 840, Edge 1040 and Edge 1050. These cycling computers combine superior navigation, performance tracking, cycling awareness and smart connectivity to help cyclists enjoy their ride and improve every day.See and be seen with the Varia lineup of rearview radars – including the Varia RTL515, Varia RCT715 and Varia eRTL615 – that warn of vehicles approaching from behind and feature a tail light that brightens and flashes to alert drivers of a cyclist ahead. Varia RCT715 even includes a built-in camera that continuously captures sharp, clear video during any ride.Whether riding on the streets or the trails, the Varia UT800 smart headlight works alone or pairs with an Edge device to help provide light in even the darkest riding conditions. It can even adjust its own brightness based on ambient light conditions when paired with a compatible Edge cycling computer.The Rally Series power meter pedals provide reliable power data and advanced cycling dynamics. Compatible with SHIMANO SPD-SL, SHIMANO SPD or LOOK KEO cleats, they install like any other pedal, making it easy to swap them between bikes.When it’s time to take training indoors, Tacx® trainers like the NEO 3M smart trainer and NEO Bike Plus all-in-one smart bike provide accurate data measurements (within 1%) and include unique features like road feel, dynamic inertia and descent simulation to make training feel more lifelike.Premium multisport smartwatches like the Forerunner 965 and fēnix® 7 Pro easily pair with Garmin’s lineup of cycling products to track power, advanced cycling dynamics and functional threshold power (FTP) while also monitoring health insights 24/7, like recovery time, sleep, stress and more.

Check out our website to learn more about Garmin’s suite of cycling products

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for runners, cyclists, swimmers and athletes of all levels and abilities. Committed to developing technology that helps people stay active and elevate performance, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. Visit the Garmin Newsroom, email our media team, connect with @garmincycling on social, or follow our blog.

About Garmin International, Inc. Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, Edge, Tacx, Forerunner and fēnix are registered trademarks and Rally and Varia are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2023, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0001-411180). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Stephanie Schultz and Natalie Miller
913-397-8200
media.relations@garmin.com

 

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Youth Power: Foreign Youth Embrace China’s Economic Prospects

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BEIJING, July 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — In the latest episode of China Daily’s Youth Power, which aired on June 30, Jan Kerekes, a Canadian who has lived in South China’s Hainan province for six years, shared what led him to settle down here.

Hainan is really opening up. The whole world comes here, and you see the opportunities right in front of you,” Kerekes said. “It is a place where you can pursue your dreams.”

Now a teacher at Hainan University, Andreev Aleksei, a 30-year-old Russian, found Kerekes’s story particularly resonant.

“When I went back to my country, I missed the island so much that I had to come back,” Aleksei said. “Hainan not only hosts the Boao Forum for Asia but it is also the best place for windsurfing and parachuting.”

To encourage international talent to come, Hainan has introduced 16 measures to streamline living and working conditions for foreigners.

For example, Aleksei mentioned that Hainan offers numerous benefits and advantageous policies to assist global talents in establishing businesses in the region.

“[The application process] takes just three days, and it can be completed entirely online, even for foreigners,” he said.

The young guests visited the Haikou Municipal Government Service Center to learn more about these measures. There, they met people from around the world with different needs — whether for visas, education, or business.

“I think it’s a testament to the inclusivity of the entire province,” said Jood Ghazwan Sharaf, a 27-year-old Bulgarian student at Tsinghua University.

Dylan Walker, 27, from the United States, was impressed by the efficiency of the “one window for all” system.

“It’s like a one-stop service,” he said. “You don’t have to run all over the place.”

In addition to aiding tourists and residents in their daily lives and business activities, Hainan has made significant economic progress.

One notable example is the Yangpu Economic Development Zone, which has evolved from a small port into Hainan’s largest international port.

In the zone, the young guests explored the Yangpu Offshore Wind Power Industrial Park, where they discovered Hainan’s commitment to developing its marine economy and striving for a harmonious coexistence with the ocean.

According to Lin Qingsong, the park’s general manager, while Hainan’s wind power utilization is still in its early stages, this project stands out as a pioneering model for future large-scale offshore wind power initiatives.

“We can see that China is not an economy that goes within itself. It goes outward to benefit the rest of humanity,” Sharaf said, impressed by China’s innovative economic experiments.

As a global resident of Hainan, Aleksei believes that this island is not only a dynamic free trade model but also a natural paradise that strikes a balance between work and leisure.

“This is quite a unique place in China,” Aleksei said. “No matter what purpose brings you here, whether it’s tourism, starting a business, or work, just come here, and you will fall in love with it.”

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Unimoni Student Stars 2024 – Scholarship & Rewards Program Launched: Study Abroad with ₹12 Lakhs Scholarship

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KOCHI, India, July 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Unimoni, a leading provider of international money transfer services, is thrilled to announce the launch of its highly anticipated Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program. This year, the program offers a staggering ₹12 lakhs in scholarships and prizes, empowering ambitious Indian students to pursue their educational dreams abroad.

Unimoni Student Stars 2023 proved to be a monumental success, underscoring Unimoni’s commitment to nurturing India’s brightest talents pursuing international education. The program garnered widespread acclaim for its inclusive approach and impactful support of deserving students nationwide.

Building on last year’s initiative’s resounding achievements, which supported numerous talented students in pursuing overseas education dreams, Unimoni aims to elevate its impact further in 2024. The Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program launched with increased prize offerings, expanded eligibility criteria, and enhanced participant engagement initiatives planned. The company is poised to attract an even broader pool of exceptional candidates.

Beyond the Mega Scholarships: Exciting Rewards Throughout the Year

The Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program offers a tiered prize structure. The grand prize winner receives a life-changing scholarship of ₹5 lakhs. Additionally, one student will be awarded a second prize of ₹2 lakhs and three deserving students will receive scholarships worth ₹1 lakh each. Every quarter during the application period, lucky applicants will have the chance to win a new laptop. Every month, registered students can win a stylish trolley bag, perfect for their international studies. Plus, every participant secures a coveted free study abroad forex card.

Brace yourselves for a journey of triumph and rewards with Unimoni Student Stars 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

The Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program is open to Indian students either pursuing higher education abroad or planning to do so. To be eligible, candidates must register on the Unimoni or Remit Forex website with relevant details by March 31, 2025. Eligibility criteria include securing 60% or more in 10+2/diploma or graduation from institutions recognized by CBSE/ICSE/UGC/State/Central government. Candidates must also possess a valid offer letter from a foreign university. Indian students studying overseas are eligible but must update their university details during registration.

The registration process is straightforward

The application process is designed to be simple and convenient. Students can register online at the Unimoni website or the Remitforex website. Or scan QR codes from advertisements or social media links and complete a dedicated registration landing page. Candidates must accept the terms and conditions after entering personal and educational details and confirming eligibility. Subscribing to Unimoni or Remit Forex’s social media pages is encouraged, and additional referral benefits are available.

The Application Window Opens July 1, 2024

Register for Unimoni Student Stars 2024

Embark confidently on the study abroad journey by joining the Unimoni Student Stars 2024 program. Register now to unlock exclusive benefits and services tailored to support every international education dreams. From seamless outward remittance solutions to expert guidance on financial transactions, Unimoni ensures everyone’s study abroad experience is smooth and stress-free.

Follow Unimoni on social media for updates on the Unimoni Student Stars 2024 scholarship program and other exciting initiatives.

Don’t miss out – seize this opportunity to realize global ambitions with Unimoni. Please register today and let Unimoni empower candidates on their educational journey abroad.

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About Unimoni & Their Customized Services to Meet Everyone’s Needs

Committed to facilitating global education opportunities, Unimoni empowers students to achieve their academic dreams abroad and promotes its services to aspiring students.

Whether you’re remitting funds for tuition fees or living expenses, Unimoni ensures secure and streamlined outward remittance services. Unimoni’s competitive rates and efficient exchange services also make navigating currency exchanges seamless. Our exclusive study abroad forex card offers convenience and security, facilitating hassle-free financial transactions wherever you are. If you need assistance with Guaranteed Investment Certificates (GICs), Blocked Accounts, or Foreign Telegraphic Transfers (FTS), Unimoni provides expert guidance and support.

Unimoni facilitates effortless payments for university fees, hostel charges, and other expenses abroad, ensuring timely transactions to support your academic journey. Unimoni offers comprehensive health insurance plans, flexible and competitive overseas education loan options, and suitable student accommodation to ensure a smooth transition to your new academic environment. You need not worry about visa procurement, passport assistance, flight bookings, and pre-departure orientation!

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Faith In Young Champions: Hisense Partners with UEFA Foundation to Bring the Beautiful Game to Hospitalized Children

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QINGDAO, China, July 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — During the EURO 2024 tournament, the global home appliance and consumer electronics brand Hisense and the UEFA Foundation jointly launched “Faith In Young Champions,” a public welfare initiative. Innovative robots powered by Hisense enabled hospitalized children from 22 countries to virtually connect with 23 EURO 2024 matches, fulfilling their dreams of attending the event despite physical limitations.

During these periods, children can employ the robot to gain entry into exclusive areas, such as the warm-up zone, locker room or VIP section, directing interaction with their beloved players or teams, so that every football-loving soul can express the purest passion of live football in this way.

As part of its commitment to improving the lives of children, Hisense wants to leverage user-centric technology and social responsibility worldwide. For this remarkable occasion, Hisense supported state-of-the-art commercial products like interactive displays to a hospital in South Africa, and the children had the enriching opportunity to learn how this technology works through interactive activities with the help of volunteers. Also, hospital can use that in their daily office, meeting or discussion, making their working processes more electronic and convenient. 

“We gladly accept the digital board and it will go a very long way to share ideas and brain storm with the directors, doctors and management teams of the hospital, this digital version will make life so much easier.” According to the manager of hospital.

UEFA Foundation was founded in 2015 as a charitable organization governed under Swiss law, with a long-standing philosophy that aligns with the concepts of youth care and social responsibility of Hisense. During the EURO 2024 tournaments, fans also noticed “BECAUSE EVERY CHILD IS A CHAMPION” slogan on the LED board at the pitch side, which perfectly coincides with the “Faith In Young Champions” proposal called upon by Hisense this year, also making the collaboration more possible.

Carine Nkoue, General Secretary of the UEFA Foundation, said, “Football is not only the number one sport in the world but is also a great platform to create solidarity projects for those in need. I would like to encourage all of you to join the activities of the UEFA Foundation for children and become a supporter of this global initiative. With Hisense’s support and the solidarity of the European football family, we can achieve even more.”

Engaging in charitable endeavors and fulfilling corporate social responsibility has long been a cornerstone of Hisense’s corporate culture. The company has proactively allocated resources towards public welfare initiatives with the concept of helping everyone enjoy every moment of life with user-centric technology.

Thanks to its global presence in the diversity industries, Hisense is empowered to take on a broad range of social responsibilities to enhance healthcare and education standards worldwide. Hisense exports ultrasound and other equipment to over 20 countries in Asia, Central and Eastern Africa, and Europe to meet a diverse range of those in needs. Hisense’s commercial display products have also gained market traction in over 40 countries, including Europe, the United States, and the Asia-Pacific region.

For many years, Hisense has actively participated in public welfare activities initiated by world-class sports events. The collaboration this time is a spiritual inspiration to upgrade the CSR campaign from product sponsorship to beyond time and space.

Looking ahead, Hisense and UEFA Foundation will keep working to advance their philanthropic efforts and provide greater benefits to various regions around the world by leveraging their respective resources. 

About Hisense
Hisense is a leading global home appliance and consumer electronics brand. Hisense’s business covers multimedia products (with a focus on Smart TVs), home appliances, and IT intelligent information. Hisense ranked No. 2 globally for TV shipments and No. 1 in 100″ TVs in both 2023 and Q1 2024, and now operates in more than 160 countries.

 

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