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Garmin Acquires MetriGear To Improve Cycling Market Position

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Garmin Ltd. the global player in satellite navigation, announced last week the acquisition of the American company MetriGear, Inc., the creator of the innovative pedal-based power solution for cycling. MetriGear is a Silicon Valley

Garmin Acquires MetriGear To Improve Cycling Market Position

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland – Garmin Ltd. the global player in satellite navigation, announced last week the acquisition of the American company MetriGear, Inc., the creator of the innovative pedal-based power solution for cycling.

MetriGear is a Silicon Valley-based company devoted to creating game-changing solutions for improving athletic performance in cycling and other sports.

“Adding MetriGear’s talents and technologies to the Garmin family is a natural fit as we share a passion for fitness and are dedicated to making advanced technology affordable and easy to use”, said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s President and COO.

Last year MetriGear successfully launched the Vector, a pedal-based power solution that integrates MetriGear’s custom force and motion sensor platform into the spindles of bicycle pedals to measure a cyclist’s performance.

 “From the start, our vision has been to deliver an easy-to-own cycling power meter with unique capabilities,” said Clark Foy, CEO of MetriGear. “Garmin’s engineering, wireless, manufacturing expertise and their ability to deliver an end-to-end solution from sensors to displays will be instrumental in realizing this vision. We can’t imagine a more capable partner to bring Vector to market.”

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