Garmin continues to add new functionalities for the proprietary platform Connect IQ. Launched two years ago, the Connect IQ Store now boasts more than 20 million downloads over 3 million compatible Garmin devices.
Garmin launched the latest applications during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week in Las Vegas. The new Garmin Uber ETA app is already creating excitement for the practical applications available for users of the Uber share riding service.
The Garmin Uber ETA will allow you to order an Uber and have the estimated time of arrival, (hence the Garmin Uber ETA name), directly on your Garmin wearable smartwatch. If you are wearing a Garmin Smartwatch, you will be able to see the status of your upcoming ride and Uber driver information on your wrist wearable instead of relying on your Smartphone.
The Garmin Uber ETA app will allow you to keep track of your Uber ride, make and model of the Uber car, license plate, and GPS guidance to your pick-up location. This added convenience and functionality for your existing Garmin wearable Smartwatch is a practical functionality addition to the existing Connect IQ platform.