Convenience is one of the key features of in-home training. Working out on cardio machines isn’t an exception. Now, Garmin users can pair their smart wearables to the Spirit Fitness ENT touchscreens featured on our popular X-Series or 800 Series product line. View your most significant training data in real-time, including statistics like SpO2% (peripheral oxygen saturation), stress levels, Body Battery™, respiration rate, and heart rate monitoring.
How to Pair Your Garmin Device to Your X-Series or 800 Series ENT Console
- Tap the Garmin icon at the top of your machine's touchscreen.
- The pairing window will appear. Tap 'Add Device' to begin pairing.
- Tap 'Next' to continue.
- The list of available devices will show up on the machine's touchscreen. Select the device you'd like to connect.
- Enter the pin code shown on your Garmin device.
- Once entered, the connection is now complete and the machine and device are paired successfully.
Garmin Functions Available on Touchscreen Display
Pulse OX (SpO2%)
Compatible Garmin wearables use a combination of red and infrared lights with sensors on the back of the device, which can estimate the percentage of oxygenated blood (peripheral oxygen saturations, SpO2%) available in your blood. This value should be 95% or higher in most settings, but this value can be influenced by altitude, activity, and an individual's health. According to the Mayo Clinic, numbers below 90% may be considered low.
Stress levels (0-100) are estimated by the Firstbeat Analytics Engine, primarily using a combination of HR and HRV data. This data is recorded by the optical heart rate sensor on the back of your device. Stress levels are not measured by your Garmin device during physical activity because the strain of physical activity itself can be considered stressful. The impact of physical activity is best measured and understood in other ways.
A normal respiration rate for a resting adult is between 12 and 20 breaths per minute. This can vary from person to person, and you can expect it to be higher during periods of activity. In general, having lower respiration rates while at rest can be a good indicator of fitness. Fitter people tend to have lower respiration rates, even while active, and return to low respiration rates more quickly after activity.
Body Battery™ Energy Monitoring
The Body Battery™ feature on your Garmin watch is designed to help you manage your personal energy resources around the clock. This means knowing when you are ready to benefit from a challenge and when taking it easy is a wise choice. By showing you the effects of physical activity, stress, relaxation, and the restorative power of sleep together in a single place, Body Battery™ also lets you see how activities and lifestyle choices affect your state. That way, you can learn what works best for you.