At IHRSA 2018, Technogym showcases Apple Watch compatibility. After November’s first Apple GymKit implementation in a commercial club, Technogym globally now features an installed base of more than 5,000 Apple GymKit-enabled pieces of equipment.
San Diego, CA, March 20, 2018 – Technogym cardio equipment is compatible with Apple Watch using Apple GymKit technology. After the first ever fitness club in the world offering Apple GymKit compatibility on Technogym equipment launched last November in Sydney (Australia), today, Technogym now features an installed base of more than 5,000 Apple GymKit-enabled pieces of equipment in hundreds of fitness clubs all over the world.
Apple Watch users can now track their indoor exercise (at home or at their fitness center) by simply tapping their Apple Watch to Apple GymKit-enabled Technogym cardio equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, indoor bikes or stair steppers. In this groundbreaking innovation, data not previously communicated 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 customers view metrics during their workout, the metrics on the Technogym equipment match what they see on their wrists.
Nerio Alessandri, Technogym Founder and CEO declares: “At Technogym we are committed to promoting wellness lifestyle and to engage more and more people in regular physical exercise thanks to our connected fitness equipment and unique ecosystem. We are really proud of introducing in the fitness and wellness industry this integrated and innovative experience with Apple Watch and excited to bring this to exercisers around the world.”
Apple Watch represents the latest news within the comprehensive TECHNOGYM CONNECTED WELLNESS OFFER. Innovation has always represented a strong element of the Technogym DNA: in 1996 Technogym has launched the first software system to manage training at the gym, in 2003 the first TV screen integrated in a fitness equipment, in 2007 the first online fitness equipment and in 2012 the first cloud in the fitness arena. In 30 years, Technogym has created a global community of over 35 million people training every day on its products in 80,000 fitness facilities and over 200,000 private homes in over 100 countries.
Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading international 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. More than 80,000 Wellness centers and 200,000 private homes in the world are equipped with Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last six editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018.