TechnoGym announced it will be the first equipment supplier to release over 5,000 Apple GymKit-enabled pieces of equipment worldwide. This includes a range of machines such as treadmills, ellipticals, stair-steppers and stationary bikes.
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GymKit arrived with the WatchOS4 update last fall. It enables the Apple Watch to interact with gym equipment via NFC. Customers are able to pair their device directly to treadmills, ellipticals, indoor bikes or stair steppers with a simple tap. This means data such as heart rate, speed, distance, speed and incline syncs seamlessly, providing more accurate measurements on both ends.
Technogym was the first to debut the feature. The first ever fitness club in the world offering Apple GymKit compatibility on Technogym equipment launched this past fall in Sydney, Australia. This was quickly followed by Virgin Active in London.
“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,” said Nerio Alessandri, Technogym Founder and CEO.
“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 has also partnered on the technology with other leading brands. This includes LifeFitness, Matrix, Cyber, StairMaster and Schwinn.
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