garmin-fit

Garmin has today released the Garmin Fit app for iPhone and Android.

The application is aimed at fitness enthusiasts including cyclists, and will measure speed, distance, time, calories and will work with heart rate and cadence sensors, using ANT+, to offer all the data you need on a ride.

Rides are also mapped and it’ll upload workouts to Garmin Connect automatically. Another cool feature is the ability to control your music through the app, ideal for those who prefer to cycle to the accompaniment of some pleasant tunes.

“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 have app."

Upon completion of a workout, you can quickly and easily log workouts on Connect where you can track workouts, set goals, share workouts with friends and loads more. Garmin Fit will display the previous 30 days of Garmin Connect history as well as charts directly on your smartphone.

Using Garmin’s ANT+ adapter for iPhone, you’ll be able to monitor and record heart rate and cadence when paired with those optional accessories.

The app is available in iTunes and Android Market and costs 69p. More info at www.garmin.co.uk