Garmin is preparing to enter the fitness arena using its satellite technology coupled with your phone’s GPS. We knew as early as last year that Garmin planned on developing applications for other mobile phones. The company just released their first fitness application for Android and iOS. According to Garmin’s Dan Bartel, Vice President of Worldwide Sales:
“Garmin Fit is the ideal solution for users who are new to the fitness tracking landscape and for those looking to stay totally connected. 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 have app”.
The ability to utilize Garmin’s powerful fitness accessories and upload workouts automatically to share and analyze? Yes friends, the app will save your precious kilobytes of space on your Android and upload all pertinent data to the cloud using the (gratis) built-in Garmin Connect service. In addition, Garmin Connect promises to allow users to log workouts, track totals, set goals, and share workouts with friends and family. For some of us who love pictures (and most of us do!), there is the added ability to see the information through charts, illustrations, reports, and a variety of maps.
The new Garmin Fit app for Android represents good value at 99¢ for the download. While the Android version lacks the accessories found on the iPhone version, it’s still exciting to see a fresh take on apps and products to enhance our exercise experience without breaking the bank. You can find the QR code for the app below as well as some screen shots and the Presser after the break. » Read the rest