October 28, 2011

Garmin Fit Apps Are Here

Today we announced Garmin Fit for iPhone and Android – our first fitness app that lets you track metrics such as speed, pace, distance, time, calories and with the help of Garmin accessories displays heart rate and cadence. Garmin Fit also maps and automatically uploads workouts to Garmin Connect. Garmin also introduces its ANT+ adapter for iPhone allowing you to use your Garmin ANT+ accessories with your iPhone.

“Garmin Fit is the ideal solution for users who are new to the fitness tracking landscape and for those looking to stay totally connected,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “To be able to utilize Garmin’s powerful fitness accessories with the same device that plays music, makes calls and uploads workouts automatically to share and analyze, makes Garmin Fit a must haveapp.”

Whether running on a local trail, cycling around the neighborhood or traveling for  business Garmin Fit makes it easier than ever to see how far, how fast and where you have been. Garmin Fit ensures you will never be stuck without a way to track your workouts even when you forget to charge your Forerunner GPS enabled  watch or fail to pack it for a trip. With the tap of a button Garmin Fit displays time, distance, pace and calories and even allows you to control your music from within the app. Never miss that important call – during a workout you will also be able to view and answer incoming calls and text messages without interrupting Garmin Fit ($0.99 USD).

Upon completion of a workout, you will be asked to name the activity and will have the opportunity to input notes about how the workout went or what the weather was like. The data will then be automatically sent to your account in the ever-expanding and free Garmin Connect community ( Here you can quickly and easily log your workouts, track your totals, set goals, share workouts with friends and family and participate in an online fitness community of more than 70 million activities around the world. Garmin Connect displays metrics such as time, distance, pace, elevation and heart rate. This information is shown through charts, illustrations, reports and a variety of map representations including street, photo, topographic, and elevation maps. Garmin Fit will display the previous 30 days of Garmin Connect history as well as charts directly on your smartphone — giving you an extra tool to achieve your goals.

With Garmin’s ANT+ adapter for iPhone, available now ($49.99 USD), you will be able to monitor and record your heart rate and cadence directly on your phone when paired with those optional accessories. One such accessory is a footpod sensor – which allows you, when training indoors, to track your speed, pace, distance and run cadence.

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