Garmin releases Garmin Fit for iPhone

Satellite navigation company Garmin has released Garmin Fit, a new fitness application and accessory solution for the iPhone. The Garmin Fit app allows users to track workout metrics such as speed, pace, distance, time and calories and can also track heart rate and cadence with the help of additional Garmin hardware accessories. Along with the new Garmin Fit app the company has also introduced its ANT+ adapter for the iPhone allowing users to integrate their ANT+ fitness accessories such as footpad sensors for indoor training or speed/cadence sensors for cycling. The Garmin Fit app also allows users to control music playback and answer incoming calls and text messages without interrupting their workout and can also map workouts using the iPhone GPS and automatically upload workout data to its online Garmin Connect service. The online service provides the ability to log workouts, track totals, set goals and share workouts with friends and family as well as displaying a view of workout metrics through charts, illustrations, reports and map representations. Garmin Fit requires iOS 4.0 or later and is available from the App Store for $1. The Garmin ANT+ adapter for iPhone is priced at $50 and available directly from Garmin.

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