Garmin Ltd. (shortened to Garmin and formerly known as ProNav) is an American multinational technology company founded by Gary Burrell and Min Kao in 1989 from Lenexa, Kansas and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The company is known for its specialization in GPS technology development for its use in automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor, and sport activities and utilities. Due to their development in wearable technology, they have also been competing with activity tracker and smartwatch consumer developers such as Fitbit and Apple. In 1983, Gary Burrell recruited Min H. Kao from the defense contractor Magnavox while working for the former King Radio. They founded Garmin in 1989 in Lenexa, Kansas, as "ProNav". ProNavs first product was a GPS unit which sold for US$2,500. The company was later renamed "Garmin", an acronym of the first names of its two founders, Gary Burrell and Min H. Kao. In 1991, the U.S. Army became their first customer.
Highest paying job titles at Garmin include Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, and Android Software Engineer