Garmin Connect gets a refresh

The Garmin Forerunner is very popular among triathletes. (Picture: Garmin)

Garmin has announced a number of updates to its Garmin Connect app and website. These aim to provide a more simplified and personalised homepage experience by focusing on health and fitness metrics that allow users to track their personal goals.

Select customers using Garmin smartwatches, cycling computers and accessories can opt-in to try the beta version of Garmin Connect before it is available to all users later this year.

“Since its inception, Garmin Connect has played an integral role in helping users track, analyse and share their health and fitness stats recorded by a paired Garmin device,” said Joe Schrick, Garmin Vice President of Fitness.

“With this new refresh, we are excited to bring a simplified design and more relevant insights to each customer to inform and inspire them as they continue to conquer their goals.”

  • The new Garmin Connect homepage features customisable sections that let users dive into their data.
  • Users can view the day’s logged activities, upcoming workouts, plus any events that are coming up within the next two days.
  • In-depth look is available for certain health and fitness metrics, including sleep score, Body Battery energy monitoring, training status and more, as well as a weekly view of activity trends that can be customised to show preferred activities.
  • Users can choose from the broadest range of stats – including heart rate, intensity minutes, steps, calories burned, stress, floors climbed, hydration, fitness age, HRV status, VO2 max, training load, heat and altitude acclimation, endurance score and more – and view them all in one place.
  • Preparation for an upcoming race or competition includes race prep information such as a countdown clock and race day weather forecast.
  • Scheduled Garmin Coach running or cycling plans allow users to monitor training plan progress and view a week’s worth of scheduled and completed workouts.
  • Current progress can be viewed in expedition, badge, group and family challenges.