toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Garmin unveils ANT+ exercise add-on for iPhone

updated 07:00 am EDT, Tue October 25, 2011

Fit app works in conjunction with ANT+ adapter

Garmin has introduced a new ANT+ adapter for iPhones, along with a companion app for iOS- and Android-based devices. The fitness app, known as Garmin Fit on both platforms, enables users to track a variety of workout details including speed, pace, distance travelled, time, and estimates for calories burned.

When used in conjunction with Garmin's existing ANT+ fitness accessories, the new adapter enables the iPhone or iPod touch to track additional data such as heart rate and cadence. The adapter connects to the 30-pin dock connector, letting the device receive signals from heart-rate monitors or footpod sensors.

The Garmin Fit app provides an interface for viewing the exercise metrics as well as controlling music playback or answering calls. Each workout can be saved and named, before being automatically uploaded to Garmin's web-based Connect portal for long-term comparisons or sharing with other users.

The ANT+ add-on retails for $50, while the Fit app is available as a free download from the App Store or Android Market.




by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented