Enables fast two-way flow of data from Technogym equipment to Apple Watch
New York, NY, December 11, 2017 – Technogym, a world leader in the fitness, wellness and sports sector and developer of a unique ecosystem of connected training equipment, software and content, today announced its cardio equipment is compatible with Apple GymKit. Apple Watch users can track their indoor exercise (at home or at their fitness center) by simply tapping their Apple Watch to UNITY – the Technogym connected cardio products interface – and seamlessly pair with treadmills, ellipticals, indoor bikes and stair steppers.
“At Technogym we are committed to promoting a wellness lifestyle and to engage more and more people in regular physical exercise with our connected fitness equipment and unique ecosystem,” said Nerio Alessandri, Technogym Founder and CEO. “We are very proud to introduce to the fitness and wellness industry this integrated and innovative experience with Apple Watch and excited to bring this to exercisers around the world.”
Life Time®, Athletic at Sky in New York will be the first to introduce the Apple GymKit integration with Technogym treadmills, elliptical machines, indoor bikes and stair steppers, and see accurate metrics on both their Apple Watch and machine. Once connected, data will sync seamlessly, including active and total calories, distance, speed, floors climbed, incline and pace, resulting in the most accurate measurements possible. Now when Apple Watch users view metrics during their workout, the metrics on the Technogym equipment match what they see on their wrist.
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading supplier of technology and design driven products and services in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere, both on the equipment and via mobile when outdoors. With over 2,000 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym is present in over 100 countries and in more than 65,000 Wellness centers and 200,000 private homes. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. Innovation has always been core to the Technogym DNA. In 1996 Technogym launched the first software system to manage in gym training; in 2003 the first TV screen integrated into fitness equipment; in 2007 launched the first online fitness equipment and 2012 saw another industry first - Mywellness cloud – the first open platform integrating connected training equipment, apps, and wearable devices. Technogym is redefining the way people access wellness and health with access to their personal training program and data anywhere and anytime.