Garmin® announces updates to the Specialized Turbo Levo data field in the Connect IQ store, bringing greater functionality to wearables

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:00 am CDT

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OLATHE, Kan.

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced updates to the Specialized Turbo Levo data field, a popular data field for eBike riders available in the Connect IQ™ store – the first-ever open platform for third-party developers to create apps for Garmin products. The Specialized Turbo Levo data field not only allows cyclists to control their Turbo Levo eBike from a compatible Edge® cycling computer, but now, users will be able to view that same information available to them directly on their wrist with a compatible Garmin device[1].

“Specialized launched the Turbo Levo data field for Edge cycling computers in March of 2016, and it has been downloaded by thousands of users since then,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “Our cycling customers have consistently requested to have the same data fields they can get on their Edge available from their wearable as well, so we took that valuable feedback and are happy to announce these latest updates.”

With the updated data field, cyclists can view their power output setting on their eBike directly from the Garmin wearable on their wrist. Users can also view their battery level from their wrist, with the number turning red when the remaining capacity is below 30 percent. The assist level – turbo, trail and eco modes – will be saved in the activity file, making it easily viewable on Garmin Connect™.

Connect IQ is available on a wide range of Garmin products across all of the markets the company serves, and each app, widget, watch face and data field can be downloaded at no charge to the user. The Connect IQ Store can be found at apps.garmin.com or in the device tab of Garmin Connect. It can also be found in the device page of Garmin Express, or the More section of Garmin Connect Mobile. To learn more about developing a Connect IQ app, visit developer.garmin.com.

For decades, 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] Compatible with fēnix® 5, Forerunner® 935 and vívoactive® HR

About Garmin International, Inc.
 Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, Edge, fēnix, Forerunner and vívoactive are registered trademarks and Connect IQ and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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