Today Garmin, the maker of navigation software and devices for a variety of applications, announced the release of its new Fit app for the iPhone which lets users track speed, distance traveled, and other stats of runs, walks, and bike rides. The app can also log saved stats to Garmin Connect, an online exercise logging tool and community.
Turn your iPhone into a powerful training tool with the Garmin Fit app. See your current walking, running or cycling stats at one glance, or review and share them later thanks to automatic uploading to Garmin Connect. It even allows you select the perfect soundtrack for your workout.
Garmin Fit will also work with a new ANT+ adapter for the iPhone, which was also part of today’s announcement. This adapter will allow other compatible Garmin accessories to transmit data to Garmin Fit on the iPhone. Compatible accessories currently include a heart rate monitor and a speed/cadence bike sensor.
Garmin is not new to the App Store, already offering several turn-by-turn navigation apps (see all of Garmin’s iOS and Mac apps here). Garmin Fit goes up directly against Nike’s own Nike+ GPS app that offers a similar feature set, including uploads to its own online community and performance stats.