Garmin showcases its Garmin Health solutions for corporate social wellness
Garmin is now actively working with business to help then identify their employees health habits
If you hear Garmin, you'd associate the brand with their popular GPS or health watch trackers that the company is known for.
The company created Garmin Health in 2015, an offering for businesses to manage their corporate health and wellness programs. It uses the Garmin Connect wellness portal to help users to sync their activity tracking and interact with its community whether it's on a company platform or social media network.
The tech was demonstrated late last year at the Abu Dhabi GP in Yas Island where I met the team behind the tech that's being used to monitor drivers at the F1. The same technology is now being offered as a health solution incentivizing workers to be in better shape which would lead companies to reward them in a way that's not competitive but co-operative. The example that Garmin had showcased was that corporate companies based in the UAE gave corporates a prize that would let them experience the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
There are benefits to this as Juha Villanen, Strategy, Business Development, Wearable and Digital Health at Garmin tells me. "If you look at big data from companies that provide these solutions, this data won't neccesarily be secured or can not be assured that it would used for marketing purposes by third party companies. Garmin Health provides the platform and that data is within its own space. Companies can be assured that it wouldn't be used in a way that's not allowed to."
Garmin has come a long way from just building GPS devices to making health solutions to a luxury niche market of bulk smartwatches through their local distribution here at AMIT like their MARQ, Fenix and Vivoactive series.