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Garmin® Announces Partnership with MyFitnessPal®
|By Business Wire
|June 19, 2014 01:00 PM EDT
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a partnership
with MyFitnessPal, a leading worldwide free calorie counter. By linking
their Garmin Connect™ or Garmin Connect Mobile™ and MyFitnessPal
accounts, vívofit and Forerunner® 15 users can now easily view calories
burned and consumed and see their net count for the remainder of the day
based on calorie goals set in MyFitnessPal. All other Forerunner and
Edge® users will have access this summer.
“Garmin has been helping people reach health goals with our line of
fitness wearables for 10 years, and our partnership with MyFitnessPal
brings our user experience to the next level,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin
vice president of worldwide sales. “Users can track their consumed
calories through the largest food and nutrition database in the world,
and directly compare it in Garmin Connect with their calories burned in
workouts and throughout the day on their Garmin device.”
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with a global leader in GPS technology
to help our users more accurately track their fitness footprint,” said
Mike Lee, Co-Founder and CEO, MyFitnessPal. “By integrating Garmin data
with MyFitnessPal nutrition and activity information, this collaboration
will enhance the data-based insights available to both companies’ users,
helping them better understand their daily activity and how it relates
to their overall health goals.”
Once users’ MyFitnessPal accounts are linked in Garmin Connect, calories
consumed (which will be logged in users’ MyFitnessPal accounts) will
automatically be viewable in a widget on their Garmin Connect homepage.
The new Calories In/Out feature compares calories consumed against
calories burned (as measured by compatible Garmin devices) to show the
user their net calorie balance for the day.
is the only daily activity tracker with over one year of battery life,
and automatically greets users with a personalized daily goal to get
them moving. The always-on display shows steps, distance, goal
countdown, calories burned, and time of day. Forerunner
15 is an easy to use GPS running watch with daily activity tracking.
It tracks distance, pace, calories, and keeps users active between
workouts counting steps and calories burned.
Both devices include an inactivity monitor to alert users when they have
been sitting too long, are water resistant up to 50 meters, and are
compatible with ANT+™ heart rate monitors1 for fitness
This partnership is the latest from Garmin’s expanding fitness segment,
which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance
users’ lives and promotes healthy and active lifestyles. Whether it’s
running, cycling, or other athletic pursuits, Garmin fitness devices are
becoming essential tools for athletes both amateur and elite. For more
about features, pricing and availability, as well as information about
Garmin’s other fitness products and services, go to www.garmin.com/intosports,
1 A chest-worn heart rate monitor is included with some
models, sold separately on others.
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN),
the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of
companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications – most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM
applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin,
Forerunner and Edge are registered trademarks and ANT+ and Garmin
Connect 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.
MyFitnessPal has helped more than 50 million people achieve and maintain
a healthier and happier lifestyle. With a database of nearly 4 million
foods and hundreds of exercises, top fitness technology partners and
community insights, MyFitnessPal is the leading free resource for
achieving and maintaining health goals. MyFitnessPal is headquartered in
San Francisco, CA. For more inspiration, visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/.
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 28, 2013, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). 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
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future events, or otherwise.
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