Garmin® Health and Fitabase to collaborate on deep analysis of wearable data to improve study design

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced a collaboration with Fitabase that will enable researchers to
access data from Garmin wearables via the Fitabase platform, providing
curated data sets ideal for deep analysis. Fitabase, a San Diego-based
company founded by a team of research experts, has worked with over 150
academic and clinical institutions worldwide on over 500 studies with
one singular goal: better research, better results. The Fitabase
platform makes it easy to deploy the latest digital health tools and
further the collective knowledge of the scientific community.

“Fitabase is excited to collaborate with Garmin, a leader in the
wearables industry,” said Aaron Coleman, Fitabase CEO. “Garmin offers
wearable devices with great battery life and water resistance, as well
as high-quality data streams for researchers to analyze and integrate
into their experiments.”

“Garmin is excited to work with an innovative company like Fitabase
that’s focused on accelerating digital health research that will
ultimately lead to the improvement of health outcomes and reduce costs
for patients,” said Travis Johnson, Garmin Heath global product lead.
“The integration of the Garmin Health API with Fitabase is a great
example of our commitment to provide a great user experience for
participants involved in these studies and therefore better results
through increased program adherence.”

Signe de Place Knudsen, a PhD Fellow in the Department of Biomedical
Sciences at Copenhagen University, is using Garmin devices connected to
the Fitabase platform to capture and analyze data. She and her team are
studying how physical activity during pregnancy affects maternal and
child health. “We are incredibly excited to work with Fitabase and
Garmin to capture novel endpoints for our project aimed at improving the
health of mothers and children. Using friendly consumer devices paired
with powerful research tools will make a significant impact on
supporting the needs of our research,” said Knudsen.

Researchers in the past have often been forced to rely on self-reported,
subjective metrics that are inherently biased. “Much of today’s research
is based on episodic health data or patient memories,” Johnson said.
“The objective is that continuous data from Garmin wearables provides
researchers a comprehensive window into activity, heart rate, sleep, and
even pulse ox data that may help to better understand the relationship
between lifestyle behaviors and health outcomes.”

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
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About Garmin

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GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
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About Fitabase

Fitabase is a comprehensive data management platform designed to support
innovative research projects using wearable and internet-connected
devices. Fitabase has supported over 500 research projects around the
world. To learn more about using Fitabase for your research needs visit

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