OLATHE, Kan. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 27, 2015 — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced Index Smart Scale. A connected scale with metrics that matter, the Index Smart Scale is another tool that will help Garmin users pursue their health and fitness goals. In addition to weight, it measures body mass index, body fat percentage, water percentage, muscle mass and bone mass. Designed for multiple users, this smart scale has an easy-to-use interface and automatically uploads measurements over Wi-Fi® to Garmin Connect™. The Index Smart Scale is the first body composition monitor integrated directly into the Garmin ecosystem of products.
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“The Index Smart Scale is an exciting addition to the Garmin lineup,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “We designed this smart scale to be both beautiful and functional, and with it we’re able to complete the wellness circle of weight management. We’re also excited to offer this as an option to our millions of running, cycling and multisport athletes who are looking for a smart solution to track body composition data along with the rest of their data in Garmin Connect.”
The Index Smart Scale measures the metrics that matter including weight, BMI, body fat and water percentage, muscle mass and bone mass. It offers a quick and user-friendly setup, using a smartphone1, WiFi2 or ANT+™3. It also has sleek, modern design with a bright LCD display and extra large numbers for easy visibility.
Supporting up to 16 different users, the Index Smart Scale is perfect for sports teams or even small businesses looking to start wellness initiatives. The Index Smart Scale can recognize each user and automatically upload data to their individual Garmin Connect accounts. By simply stepping on the scale, it will recognize the user and wirelessly sync their measurements, making their data available online or in the recently updated Garmin Connect mobile app. With the available sleep and activity tracking4 already in Garmin Connect, the addition of weight tracking gives Garmin users a more comprehensive view of their health and wellness. Users can even link their MyFitnessPal account with Garmin Connect to automatically sync calorie and nutrition information for even more data such as active and consumed calories, and remaining calories (based on goals set in MyFitnessPal).
The Index Smart Scale is being introduced in conjunction with a 360-degree global advertising campaign called “Beat Yesterday,” which includes television, print, digital and social media executions that show how Garmin wearables and devices help people as they strive to do better than they did the day before. “Beat Yesterday” is about being healthier and moving more, further or faster each day.
Index Smart Scale will be available in November in both black and white. It has a suggested retail price of $149.99.
For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1 See Garmin.com/BLE for a list of compatible phones.
2 WPS-Enabled WiFi router required.
3 ANT+ USB stick required (sold separately).
4 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy
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