Garmin® announces Garmin Connect™ Courses API

It’s now easier to follow a course on a Garmin device

OLATHE, Kan./May 14, 2020 – Garmin International Inc. today announced Garmin Connect Courses API to make it easier to follow courses for running, cycling, hiking and more on a Garmin device. The integration will allow users to import their route files created through third-party applications, like Strava and Komoot, and will automatically download to a compatible Garmin device.

Garmin customers can sign up for Strava and Komoot to see how easy it is to sync routes from those applications and follow them as courses on their Garmin device. Athletes can record and share activities with a free Strava account, while a Strava subscription allows members to set custom goals, receive personal heatmaps, or compete in Live Segments. Users have the ability to use Komoot navigation and planning for free, with no limitations. Athletes with a premium Komoot subscription will receive additional planning features including weather, sport-specific maps and a multi-day route planner.

Garmin’s ever-expanding fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multisport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals. Other Garmin fitness brands include Tacx – a market leader and manufacturer of indoor bike trainers, accessories and indoor training software and applications. To learn more, visit www.garmin.com/fitness.

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