Garmin has announced an update to Garmin Connect IQ to further improve the experience of fitness watches and cycling computers and it’s called Connect IQ 3.0
The wearable maker has officially launched Connect IQ 3.0 at its second Connect IQ Developer Summit, taking place at its headquarters in Kansas. Along with a host of new Connect IQ apps.
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Connect IQ launched three years ago and there have been more than 54 million app downloads to more than eight million compatible devices. At the developer conference, Garmin says the Connect IQ 3.0 opens up Garmin’s audio player platform, enabling third parties to integrate music, podcast, audiobook, and other content onto compatible Garmin devices.
New Garmin Connect apps with Connect IQ 3.0
So what does this mean for Garmin users? Well, Garmin users can look forward to improved features with Connect IQ 3.0 on compatible Garmin devices. The features will see improvements to audio support, mapping and take advantage of smartphone notifications.
Along with announcing Connect IQ 3.0, Garmin also announced the follow Garmin apps that
- MySwimPro: This app will help swimmers take their training to the next level with six, eight, and 12-week personalized training plans.
- Yelp by Garmin: Design for Edge bike computer users enabling them to find a place to ride for lunch.
- Trailforks: This app is designed to support mountain bikers download routes and trails to their Edge devices.
- iHeartRadio: Music support was launched with the Forerunner 645 at CES, The iHeartRadio app is finally now available and will support offline playlist syncing for premium subscribers.
- GU data field: Garmin has also announced the Gu data field 2.0, which can be added to your watch and alert users when to take a packet of Gu when they’re out on their ride or run.
How to get Connect IQ 3.0 on your Garmin device
The new Garmin Connect 3.0 software update, along with the new Connect IQ apps, will start rolling out to compatible devices today. You can check if your wearable or bike computer plays nice with the new features by checking out the Connect IQ compatibility list on Garmin’s developer website.