Garmin partners with MTN to launch health and fitness devices in Nigeria

Garmin has partnered with MTN Nigeria to introduce a range of health and fitness devices to help boost fitness standards while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The partnership comes at a time when there is an increased focus around the world to be healthy and more active. Through innovation and technology, Garmin responded by creating a range of wellness devices that enrich the lives of customers through wearable location and communications technology.

The range of watches track, monitor and record daily health activities to motivate users towards a healthier lifestyle. Some are also smart devices that pair via Bluetooth with one’s smartphone to receive current weather conditions, forecasts, voice call/text message notifications, emails and more – right on the Garmin fitness device.

“Our Garmin watches support various mobile devices operating on the Android, iOS or Microsoft platforms giving all Nigerian customers the chance to get fit and healthy while staying connected” said Mike Clarke, Garmin’s Business Development Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, .

Through Garmin’s mobile app, Garmin Connect Mobile, members are able to review, analyse and share their activities right from their smart phone device. Now one can focus on their fitness and healthy living goals as all the data they rely on is easy to retrieve and view on the app.

“Building off of our partnership and recent launch with MTN Ghana, we are excited to extend our footprint in Africa and partner with the leading telecommunications provider to bring these innovative solutions into Nigeria where we have seen an increasing interest and adoption of healthy lifestyles by many people” said Jenna Chisnall, Marcomms Manager of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Products include the vivoFit 3 which tracks user’s daily activity and sleep patterns, vivoSmart HR which receives smart notifications with Wrist-based Heart Rate plus GPS and the vivoActive HR, a lightweight smartwatch with built-in Garmin sports apps that one can wear every day. Then there’s Forerunner 35a running watch with inbuilt activity tracker and Fenix 3 sapphire HR, an outdoor adventure watch with advanced training metrics. There’s also the Garmin Index smart scale that measures weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat/water percentage, bone and muscle mass. All of these devices connect to the user’s phone allowing them to wirelessly sync data to Garmin Connect Mobile app.

In partnership with MTN, these wearable tech watches will be made available through selected MTN Service Centres in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja. “Each new customer will be delighted to know that with every Garmin device purchased they will receive 300MB monthly for 3 months from MTN to get them on their way to a healthier lifestyle” said Rahul De, the MTN CMO, .

As the authorised Distributor, Multitek Group’s trained sales consultants will be on hand inside select MTN stores to offer the sales support and motivation for Nigerians to achieve a healthier lifestyle and #BeatYesterday the Garmin way with MTN.

Garmin is a satellite navigation solutions provider established in 1989.