Garmin, an innovative lifestyle technology company has partnered with MTN to launch a range of wearable tech watches in Ghana. The launch of the wearables in Ghana, according to the two companies is to encourage people in the country to live a more active lifestyle.
These devices monitor and record daily activities and motivate its user or customer towards a healthier lifestyle. Through Garmin’s mobile app, Garmin Connect members are able to review, relive and share their activities and to track steps, goals, sleep, weight and calories burned.
“Our Garmin watches are supported by various mobile devices operating on Android, iOS or Microsoft platforms giving all customers the chance to get fit and healthy while staying connected.” Said the Business Development Manager for Garmin, Mike Clarke.
Garmin Connect Mobile is an application designed to help you focus more clearly on your fitness and healthy living goals. All the data you rely on is easy to find and access on the app, you can also compare times or compete with friends on weekly step or running challenges. By using the app’s Bluetooth® connectivity links (with a compatible smartphone) you can receive current weather conditions, forecasts, voice call/text message notifications, and more – right on your Garmin fitness device.
“It was the right approach to partner with the leading telecommunications provider to bring these innovative solutions into Africa where we have seen an increasing interest and adoption of healthy lifestyles by many people”. General Manager of Garmin Sub-Saharan Africa said:
Under the partnership, MTN has also offered a free 3 month 900MB data bundle deal for customers purchasing any one of the 6 Garmin products on offer from one of MTN ‘s pinnacle stores in Accra.
The Garmin product range included the vivoFit 3, your first step to wellness tracking your daily activity and sleep patterns, vivoMove an elegant timepiece that tracks steps, monitors sleep and syncs with the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app. The vivoSmart Smart Activity Tracker with Wrist-based Heart Rate Plus GPS. vivoActive a lightweight smartwatch with built-in Garmin sports apps that you can wear every day, Fenix 3 sapphire HR with GPS/GLONASS satellite reception and wrist heart rate technology sports watch, and Garmin Index smart scale that measures weight (lbs, kg, st), body mass index (BMI), body fat/water percentage, bone and muscle mass. All of these devices connect via Wi-Fi, allowing you to wirelessly sync data to Garmin Connect.