The partnership will enable swimmers to sync their swim sessions logged on their Garmin fitness devices to Garmin Connect with Speedo On, providing detailed swim analysis, tips and personalised advice, plus access to Speedo’s swim training plan and content library. Speedo will also be introducing a swim focused watch face for Garmin, which will allow users to view data such as total swim distance and time.
The integration between Speedo and Garmin will be compatible across Garmin’s wide range of swim-enabled devices including Garmin Swim, Forerunner 735XT, Forerunner 935, vívoactive HR and f?nix series. Select Garmin devices will also will be available for purchase from speedo.com.
Rob Hicking, Brand Director at Speedo International, said “Through our exciting collaboration with Garmin we hope to be able to provide a richer swimming experience to a community of fitness enthusiasts. Our combined effort provides users with an enhanced swimming experience through the most in depth training plans and advice available, and our seamless integration with a technology brand like Garmin enables Speedo to keep on innovating and pushing boundaries.”
Joern Watzke, Director Global B2B Sales at Garmin, said “Speedo is a leading authority when it comes to swimming, so we couldn’t be happier to be working together on this exciting new venture. Garmin’s users always want to be better and beat yesterday, so being able to help them unlock even more analysis plus have access to training plans and expert tips and advice creates an incredibly exciting new proposition. We’re looking forward to exploring what we can achieve together.”
Speedo introduced the swimming platform Speedo On in June 2017 to provide swimmers with a unique online experience to support their swim training, providing detailed analysis and personalised recommendations to help users reach their goals. The motivational web platform aims to provide users with access to training programmes developed by the some of world’s best coaches and athletes, complete with expert tips and advice, personalised swim recommendations based on performance, drill and technique videos and more.