With the new Instinct 2 - dēzl Edition, Garmin has launched a robust GPS smartwatch tailored to the needs and requirements of professional long-distance drivers. In addition, with the integration of a selection of new workouts developed by the Truckers Life Foundation, Garmin now gives professional drivers even more options to ensure sufficient exercise.
The Truckers Life Foundation workouts are specifically designed for the demands and everyday trucking life and complement the collection of preloaded trucker workouts available on the Instinct 2 – dēzl Edition. The Truckers Life Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of professional drivers. The initiative has had over 100 outdoor fitness facilities set up at truck stops, rest areas, and petrol stations throughout Europe to provide the best possible support for truckers' health and fitness needs.
Two different types of trucker workouts were developed in the cooperation with Garmin and integrated into the Instinct 2 - dēzl Edition. For long-distance drivers currently in a fitness facility run by the Truckers Life Foundation, some workouts can be carried out on different devices tailored to the outdoor fitness facilities. The training is varied, and all aspects of health and fitness are considered. For truckers who are on the road and do not have access to training equipment, it is often difficult to find time for a workout during the short breaks. Depending on how much time you have, you can easily choose between 5, 10, 15, or 20-minute workout units on the Garmin Instinct 2 – dēzl Edition. All workouts can be selected from the watch's activity menu. With a compatible smartphone, detailed instructions for the individual exercises can also be called up in the Garmin dēzl app.
"The Truckers Life Workouts on the new Garmin Instinct 2 - dēzl Edition are great for all professional drivers," says Marc Rohde, Garmin Trucker fitness expert and brand ambassador workouts are designed to work out anytime, anywhere. Because the number of truck drivers with health problems is alarming, studies show back pain, obesity, problems with the joints, and even heart disease or mental illness. Developed with experts' support, especially for long-distance drivers, the Instinct 2 – dēzl Edition now goes one step further and helps to combat these health problems actively. Marc Rohde has over 26 years of experience in the fitness industry and a wealth of experience as a trainer. In addition, he knows the health challenges that long-distance drivers worldwide have to face every day and can provide valuable feedback as part of the cooperation with Garmin.