Garmin: Garmin, PhysioQ join hands for COVID-19 research
Garmin India has announced an exclusive partnership with PhysioQ, a non-profit organisation that will connect registered users’ health data from Garmin smartwatches to PhysioQ-Neo platform. The platform has been launched specifically focusing on the COVID-19 research. This connected self-monitoring system allows users to monitor their own and their family members’ vitals through the Neo mobile app, say the companies. PhysioQ-Neo will work with Garmin to collect health data such as heart rate, respiration and SpO2 through smartwatches. Data shared by PhysioQ-Neo users will be anonymised and aggregated to aid medical researchers studying novel coronavirus to combat this and future pandemics, say the companies. This will be a freely available tool for all researchers. PhysioQ’s Neo app will be available on Android and iOS platforms for free and is compatible with Garmin’s range of smartwatches that tracks SpO2, including the latest Venu, Vívoactive 4, Vívomove 3 series, Forerunner 245/245M, Forerunner 945, Fēnix 6 series, Vívosmart 4, and Fēnix 5X Plus.