GARMIN IS PROUD TO SUPPORT INEOS TEAM UK IN CHALLENGE FOR 36TH AMERICA’S CUP
INEOS TEAM UK aims to make history next year by being the first British team to bring the Cup back to British soil in its 170-year history.
The team will be using a range of Garmin technology to enhance their athletes’ performance on and off the water.
"We’ve spent years honing and testing our boat so it performs during the Cup, which would all be for nothing if the team can’t perform with it. The Cup’s legacy is that ‘there is no second’, so there’s no margin for error in our performance. Garmin’s technology give us confidence that our preparation will mean we’re the best we can be when we race.”
- Giles Scott, Olympic gold medallist and INEOS team crew member.
"When most people think of athlete performance, they think about race day, but all races are won through dedication before the event, which is especially so in performance yachting. The boat must be tested rigorously, and if the crew aren’t fit enough to be out on the water, the race is lost before we begin. Having the data to understand team health means they can be on the water as much as needed, and we can stop issues in advance. With Garmin’s support, we hope to give our absolute all in human performance as we battle to win the America’s Cup.”
- Ben Williams, Head of Human Performance, INEOS Team UK.
Products used by the team
Garmin pioneered the use of GPS and wireless sensors in performance sports — and were amongst the first to embrace smart technologies and connectivity. Whether on the water or on land, Garmin's accurate, intuitive GPS guidance technologies and custom multisport features deliver premium wearable instruments that help fuel TEAM INEOS UK. Features such as Heart Rate Monitoring and sleep tracking are a very important tool for analysing performance in a non-invasive way. Watches give them most of the data the team needs to know: kcal, Pulse Ox, Body Battery as well as sleep hygiene, all on the wrist.
Cycling adds another dimension to INEOS TEAM UK’s training; The team uses GPS bike computers that they can count on, so they can train, explore and stay aware. Providing turn-by-turn navigation, bike-specific routing, cycling awareness features, Garmin products allow them to move their performance up a gear.
HEART RATE MONITORS
When it comes to preparing for the toughest race on earth, even the smallest details mean everything. That’s why the team use Garmin Heart Rate Monitors to record accurate heart rate data that syncs with Garmin devices, compatible fitness equipment and third-party training apps. It means they can trust in the data when they’re really pushing their performance to the next level.
For a more holistic insight into an individual team member’s overall wellbeing and progress, INEOS TEAM UK use our Index™ Smart Scale to measure weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage, bone mass and skeletal muscle mass. The data is automatically uploaded to the Garmin Connect™ App, the tool for tracking, analysing and sharing health and fitness activities.