Garmin Connect vs Strava


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Garmin Connect
Garmin Connect is a community-based website for runners, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts who track their activities with Garmin devices. Join our worldwide community to start sharing and analyzing your activities. Garmin Connect wellness portal helps employers to manage their corporate wellness programs.
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Strava
Track all your runs, rides and cross-training too. Upload your activities from your Garmin, Android or iPhone and Strava will automatically log all your workouts. Compare your performance against friends, locals and pros.
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Latest news about Garmin Connect and Strava:



06.01.15. Garmin offers wellness portal for employers. Following Fitbit and Jawbone, Garmin has unveiled an offering for employers, called the Garmin Connect wellness portal to help them manage their corporate wellness programs. The portal is powered by the same technology behind Garmin Connect, a direct-to-consumer portal that allows users to sync Garmin activity tracker data, view training plans, and interact with the Garmin Connect community. The employee wellness portal will similarly engage users with challenges, social interaction, and activity tracking. Employers can access aggregated activity data about their employees via the portal. Employers can also invite potential participants to join via email and encourage employees by organizing team and individual challenges. Employees can also use the platform to track their individual progress as well as how they compare to others in the program.



30.10.14. Fitness tracker Strava gets $18.5M. Strava, an app that tracks athletes’ runs, rides and routes using GPS from a smartphone or watch, has raised $18.5 million led by Sequoia. Sigma West and Madrone Capital Partners also participated in the round, bring Strava to $50 million raised in all. Strava is an interesting company because it’s providing a service to the athletes that download the app, but also anonymizes and then uses the data it collects to help cities like London understand where natural pedestrian and riding routes are. This is a great example of how the internet of things makes it possible to collect cheap and actionable data.