Garmin International has unveiled Garmin Connect Insights, billed as ‘smart wellness insights to help Garmin Connect users beat yesterday and achieve their goals.’
Garmin Connect Insights is free to Garmin customers and will be available in January with additional features rolling out over the next 12 months. Leveraging millions of hours of sleep and billions of steps logged every day, Garmin Connect Insights provides cues to help users reach health and wellness goals and shout-outs when milestones have been met.
The smart insights also provide relevant healthy tips from experts and show users how they are doing in comparison to people like them for extra motivation.
“We’re excited to introduce Garmin Connect Insights to support, motivate, and connect with our users more than ever,” said Andrew Silver, EMEA Product Manager Fitness. “Insights enhances users’ experience tracking and analysing data with personalized recommendations and motivation specifically for them.”
Garmin Connect Insights’ personalised recommendations are pushed to users based on their Garmin Connect data. Wellness insights at launch include sleep analysis and goal prediction, which features analysis of users’ daily step trends, predicted step total and cues reminding them to get up and move if they aren’t on track to meet their daily step goal.
Insights also features suggested supporting videos or news articles to provide users with smart coaching, and congratulatory messages when milestones are reached, providing ‘a virtual high-five to users for extra encouragement to beat yesterday in their pursuit of fitness goals.’
Utilising data collected from the Garmin Connect community for over a decade, Garmin adds that ‘Insights is able to show users how their data stacks up against the average person their age and gender.’ At launch this include benchmarks for step totals with more comparisons coming soon.
Garmin Connect Insights is offered for free to Garmin customers and will be available in January with additional Insight wellness features rolling out through 2016.