Garmin is no longer interested in collaborating with PAI Health

PAI is losing support from Garmin. The PAI Health app will no longer support devices that use Garmin Connect as of February 10th, 2021.

PAI stands for Personal Activity Intelligence, in case you didn’t know. The goal is for you to become more active. Instead of counting steps, it measures how fast your heart is pounding.

This implies that it considers all of your physical activity. The goal is to maintain a PAI index of greater than 100. Third-party research has shown that maintaining a high score adds years to your life.

PAI has been incorporated into the offerings of a number of wearable manufacturers. One of these is Huami. All of their wearables feature the PAI score prominently. It’s a simple way to figure out how active you truly are. It’s cross-platform, open-source, and free. There’s a lot to like here.

PAI receives support from Garmin

Garmin, on the other hand, hasn’t included the metric in their smartwatches. However, by linking your Garmin to the PAI Health app, you may view the score. Until now, that is.

Garmin is no longer interested in collaborating with PAI Health.

The information was sent to anyone who had signed up for the PAI Health platform via email. The reasoning for Garmin’s decision is unclear. The metric is a straightforward replacement for Garmin’s Training Status.

It could be linked to the company’s acquisition of Firstbeat Analytics. A Physical Activity Score is a concept used by the Finnish company. Garmin may want to incorporate this measure into its wearables.

Garmin is no longer interested in collaborating with PAI Health.

Physical Activity Score

It employs a points-based system that uses your heart rate to determine how hard you are working, similar to PAI. The Physical Exercise Score, on the other hand, compares your present fitness level to your degree of activity. The more fit you are, the more work you’ll have to put in to get a good grade. At least five days per week, the goal is to reach 100 points. All of this is in accordance with ACSM recommendations.

It will be fascinating to see how this plays out. Is Garmin attempting to replace PAI with another metric? It wouldn’t surprise us in the least. Garmin is likely to use Firstbeat metrics more now that it has taken the business under its wing.

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