Garmin expands African reach with MTN Nigeria
by Stuart Wilson, Monday 20 March 2017
Fitness tech brand Garmin has teamed up with MTN Nigeria partner to introduce a range of health and fitness devices in-country. “Building off of our partnership and recent launch with MTN Ghana, we are excited to extend our footprint in Africa and partner with the leading telecommunications provider to bring these innovative solutions into Nigeria where we have seen an increasing interest and adoption of healthy lifestyles by many people,” said Jenna Chisnall, marcomms manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Garmin.
There is an increased focus around the world to be healthy and more active, and through innovation and technology Garmin has aimed to create a range of wellness devices that enrich the lives of its customers through wearable location and communications technology.
Mike Clarke, business development manager for Garmin sub-Saharan Africa, added: “Our Garmin watches support various mobile devices operating on the Android, iOS or Microsoft platforms giving all Nigerian customers the chance to get fit and healthy while staying connected.”
In partnership with MTN, wearable tech watches will be made available through selected MTN service centres in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja.
“Each new customer will be delighted to know that with every Garmin device purchased they will receive 300MB monthly for 3 months from MTN to get them on their way to a healthier lifestyle” said Rahul De, chief marketing officer at MTN.
Multitek Group, Garmin’s authorised distributor, will deploy its trained sales consultants inside MTN stores to offer sales support and customer advice.
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