New York, N.Y. – December 1st, 2014 – Technogym, a world leading company supplying products, services and solutions in wellness and fitness, today announced a partnership with Polar, a leader in sports instruments and heart rate monitoring equipment. Users’ data captured by Polar’s equipment during indoor or outdoor training sessions can now be accessed on Technogym’s Ecosytem and mywellness cloud open platform as well as Polar’s own data platforms. The seamless integration of the most advanced tracking and fitness technology further extends Technogym’s Wellness on the Go, a revolutionary vision for the future of fitness, allowing users to connect with their personal wellness anytime and anywhere.
"Technogym prides itself on creating performance-driven, technologically advanced fitness equipment and wellness solutions," said Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym. "The integration of Polar’s exceptional fitness tracking devices ensures our users have the best in technology tools for a wellness lifestyle.”
“Polar’s AccessLink API is specifically designed for large companies and institutions to connect their platforms and equipment directly to our data,” said Marco Suvilaakso, Product Director at Polar. “Polar believes strongly that using workout data intelligently enables users to train smarter. Technogym’s integration is a great example of how data can be shared automatically across platforms using Polar products. We’re delighted to have been able to work with Technogym to make such connectivity possible.”
Combined with Technogym’s mywellness applications, the integration with Polar’s range of equipment enables multiple innovative ways to compare outdoors and indoor training at all times. Technogym’s application MyRunning Logbook, for example, takes data recorded by Polar running tracking equipment during an outdoor run, such as heart rate, GPS map and workout intensity, and connects it with Technogym’ ARTIS and Excite+ running equipment with UNITY – advanced android 4 based console for cardio equipment. The total indoor-outdoor integration allows users to experience the beauty of running outdoors on a Technogym treadmill, challenge past performances and choose from a variety of experiences anywhere in the world.
The integration of technology is available on a full range of Polar products including heart rate sensors, training apps, wearable sports devices, and activity trackers, and on the following Technogym products:
- Excite+ - a comprehensive line of web-enabled cardio that offers a variety of different movements, including crosstraining, elliptical, running, stepping and cycling training
- ARTIS - a complete line of cardio, strength and functional equipment designed to integrate into the Technogym ecosystem; the first united system in the fitness industry comprised of equipment, services and programs that connect to an overall platform mywellness cloud.
Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading international supplier of products, services, and solutions in the Wellness and Fitness fields. With over 2,200 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym exports 90% of its product to 100 countries. More than 65,000 Wellness centers and 100,000 private homes are equipped with Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, and London 2012.
Founded in 1977, Polar Electro invented the world’s first wireless heart rate monitor. Since then the company has been leading the sports instruments and heart rate monitoring category through its in-depth understanding of human physiology, performance, and the environment. Polar works in close cooperation with leading sports institutes and governing bodies, and has, thus, become widely recognized as the pioneer and world’s leader of heart rate monitoring and fitness evaluation equipment. Headquartered near Oulu in Finland, the company operates internationally in more than 80 countries and its products are sold through over 35,000 retailers globally. Polar is the leading OEM provider of heart rate technology in cardio fitness equipment. Today, the award-winning Polar training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide. To learn more about how the wide range of Polar products and services can help you achieve your training goals and make your fitness story a success, please visit www.polar.com.