Firstbeat Analytics, formerly part of Firstbeat Technologies and one of the leading companies in the field of physiological analysis and metrics for consumer electronics in the areas of health, fitness and performance, has been acquired by Garmin. For nearly two decades, Firstbeat has been converting heart rate data into user-specific information that helps athletes improve their performance and promote their health. Garmin has been using this unique combination of physiological science and mathematics in various products for more than a decade. As a result, Garmin users receive very advanced analysis and metrics on stress, sleep, VO2max, exercise level, respiratory rate, calories burned, and more, based on their health data.
Firstbeat Analytics’ headquarters will remain in Jyvaskyla, Finland. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Firstbeat Technologies, former parent company of Firstbeat Analytics, will continue to operate its wellness and professional sports businesses.