Garmin, Fitbit and Garmin-Sharp announced today that they will all start selling an app that can track your running steps and heart rate, and the app will let you share the data with your friends and family.
The app, called Fitbit Runner, will be released for Android in the US, and in the UK later this year.
The Fitbit app uses GPS technology to track your pace, distance, cadence, calories burned and other information.
Fittingly, it is a GPS running app.
Fitbit says the app allows users to track their running steps, distance and calories burned.
“It’s a great way to share your running journey with the world,” said David Lippman, CEO and co-founder of Fitbit.
“We’re excited to bring this innovative technology to our customers.”
While Garmin is also selling an iOS app for tracking running steps.
In an article from The Wall Street Journal, the company says the Fitbit tracker will be available “in the coming months” to customers in the U.S., Europe and Canada.
The Fitbit Run app is also coming to Android later this month.
You can download the FitBit Runner app here.
It will not just be a running tracker, though.
It will also be a fitness tracker.
Like the Garmin and Fitbit apps, it will be compatible with Garmin Connect, Garmin’s online fitness tracking service.
I have tested the FitBIT Runner app for myself.
It works fine, with GPS tracking, and it looks pretty nice.
Here’s how I used it.
After setting up Garmin Connect and adding my account, I ran for about four hours on my treadmill.
The FitBIT Run app, which I downloaded on my phone, was the first thing I noticed.
There was a screen with a graph of my running speed and distance, and I had an arrow pointing to my heart rate monitor.
A green bar indicates my heart-rate, which was a nice touch.
Then I tapped on the bar to see my heart speed and then my pace.
What I didn’t see was the heart-pump gauge.
On my Garmin Connect app, there was a little yellow arrow on the right side of the screen, which indicated heart-beat data, but not how much time I had left on my run.
As I ran faster, the green bar dropped down to indicate my heartrate.
As I slowed down, the red bar went up, indicating the amount of heart-farting I was doing.
I was going faster, but I was also breathing slower.
So, I turned my heart pump on and off.
It worked, and now I am using the Garmin Connect running tracker.
I am very happy with my purchase, and if I am running any kind of long distance, this is a great tracker to have.
If you want to learn more about the Fitbits, the Garmin Fitbits Running and Trackers, you can read our full review here.