Garmin India offers a range of exciting apps, data fields and watch faces for Garmin users to download from Garmin Connect IQ (the company’s own App Store) from companies like Uber, Trek, GU Energy Labs and Nuun Active Hydration.
Connect IQ, which is an open platform, allows third-party developers to create different content for Garmin products, wearable’s, bikes, computers and outdoor handhelds and also permits the user to customize their Garmin device. Since its inception two years ago, over 200 million app downloads on more than 3 million compatible devices was recorded.
Ali Rizvi, National Sales Manager Garmin India commenting on their App said “App development is driven by tech advancements which require businesses to have a vision. ConnectIQ is the pillar of our product strategy which is centered on purpose-built devices for Garmin consumers, who wish to measure and enhance their active lifestyle pursuits in a much simpler way.”
“We continue to integrate data from brands and developers to expand the Connect IQ Store. Having introduced some really exciting apps, customizing your Garmin device is more fun than ever,” he added.
One of the newest additions to Connect IQ is UBER ETA, whichallows Garmin wearable users to track the status of their incoming driver from their watch.Likewise, any driver related information, make and model of the vehicle, license plate and guidance (direction and distance) to the pick-up location can all be tracked on your wrist.
Connect IQ apps are also available for Garmin Edge GPS bike computers, including a new data field from Trek/Bontrager. An added safety featuredesigned for cyclists, it helps gain quick access to control the Bontrager head lights and tail lights without leaving the Edge activity during a ride. It even enables the cyclist to monitor the battery level of multiple lights and control settings for variant grades of lighting conditions during daytime, night-time, hazy days and more.
Other new Connect IQ apps include a GU Energy Labs data field.Through the Garmin Edge device, it reminds the cyclist to fuel with GU Energy Gels while training and racing and keeps a track of gels to be consumed for optimal performance. For Nuun Active Hydration users, there is a new custom watch face available that will track your goal’s progress.