SAINT PAUL, MN â€” Angeion Corporation (NASDAQ: ANGN) announced today an agreement with Garmin International enabling integration of Angeion's New Leaf Active Metabolic Trainingâ„¢ with Garmin's Forerunner 305 GPS fitness device. Now, users can download their unique New Leaf Active Metabolic Training profile to their Garmin ForerunnerÂ® 305 via the Internet. The Forerunner 305 can then audibly and visually guide users through their exercise based on personalized heart rate zones from their metabolic profile to make every workout count. The New Leaf download includes measured calories, metabolic training zones, and up to 12 weeks of workouts. The Garmin Forerunner 305 is a highly integrated GPS fitness device that monitors heart rate and calories burned as well as time, speed, distance while exercising either indoors or outdoors. New Leaf Active Metabolic Training begins with a 10-15 minute personal metabolic assessment that analyzes the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the breath along with heart rate over a range of exercise intensities. The assessment results in actual measured calories, fuel efficiency (fat utilization), anaerobic threshold, and peak oxygen consumption. This snapshot of metabolism serves as the basis for designing successful exercise programs for weight control, fitness, or athletic performance goals. New Leaf assessments are available from a variety of health, fitness, and performance centers throughout North America and in select international markets. For the nearest New Leaf site by zip code, see www.newleaffitness.com. â€œThis agreement between Angeion and Garmin is a natural fit,â€ commented Rod Young, President and CEO of Angeion Corporation. â€œGarmin is widely recognized for making GPS technology available for everyday use by active people around the world. Adding New Leaf metabolic training technology to the Forerunner creates a unique, personalized tool for everyone that exercises.â€ â€œWe are pleased to offer the New Leaf Active Metabolic capability to Forerunner 305 owners,â€ said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. â€œCombining the Forerunner with New Leaf Active Metabolic Training helps people achieve their fitness goals faster as they exercise smarter, not harder.â€ Garmin and Angeion New Leaf will be demonstrating the benefits of training with the Forerunner 305 and New Leaf at the 26th Annual International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) convention, March 28-31, 2007, in San Francisco, California (booth 233).
About Garmin International, Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices - most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin and Forerunner are registered trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
About Angeion Corporation
Founded in 1986, Angeion Corporation acquired Medical Graphics Corporation in December 1999. Medical Graphics develops, manufactures and markets non-invasive cardiorespiratory diagnostic systems that are sold under the MedGraphics (www.medgraphics.com) and New Leaf (www.newleaffitness.com) brand and trade names. These cardiorespiratory diagnostic systems have a wide range of applications in healthcare as well as health and fitness. The Company's products are sold internationally through distributors and in the United States through a direct sales force that targets heart and lung specialists located in hospitals, university-based medical centers, medical clinics and physicians' offices, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, clinical research organizations, health and fitness clubs, personal training studios, and other exercise facilities. For more information about Angeion, visit www.angeion.com.