From the crowdfunding-prototype to the final product: GYMWATCH presents at CeBIT his pioneering wearable fitness tracker
Darmstadt, 10 March 2015: Suitable to the main theme of CeBIT the fair presentation of GYMWATCH is all about the digital transformation of fitness training. GYMWATCH presents at CeBIT the first patented sensor, the GYMWATCH® sensor, which measures strength and movements in over 900 exercises – whether you train with weights or freestyle. The sensor tracks the range of motion of your fitness exercises, measures force, muscle load, reps and detects incorrectly performed exercises. That makes the difference to conventional fitness gadgets that are designed for endurance training and measure only heart rate, burned calories and running distance. At CeBIT 2015 GYMWATCH will be at the group booth C24 of the German state of Hesse in hall 9.
The Fitness Tracker is connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone application. A virtual personal trainer detects whether the fitness exercises are performed correctly and gives the user via smartphone app a verbal and visual real-time feedback on the quality of execution of the exercises. Compared to pure fitness tracking applications, GYMWATCH provides with its concept quality over quantity and offers the user a new pioneering and motivating way to perform Fitness exercises.
Last year at the CeBIT GYMWATCH presented at the start of his crowdfunding campaign his first prototype of the fitness tracker. Over a period of eight weeks $ 164,445 pre-orders were taken in the crowdfunding campaign. This year GYMWATCH presents his finished product and the related Android and iPhone smartphone applications.
GYMWATCH is “Made in Germany” and was honored in the “Start-up Competition – ICT Innovation” as one of the most innovative start-ups of information and communication technologies (ICT) by the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Philipp Rösler in 2013. The competition was organized by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy.
Established at the Technical University of Darmstadt, GYMWATCH was developed in 2012 and 2013, supported by the funding program EXIST of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy, co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) for Germany and the European Union. The young GYMWATCH Team is built of university graduates, students and a PhD student who studied sports science, electrical engineering, computer science, business administration and industrial design at the TU Darmstadt. Several theses, including PhD’s, have been written about GYMWATCH at the university.
During CeBIT GYMWATCH will be presented at the group booth of the State of Hesse and show how the sensor works and can be used. With the initiative “Hesse creates knowledge”, universities, research organizations and the state government of Hesse want to share the success of partners in science and research with the general public. You can test the GYMWATCH® sensor in a portable gym and the GYMWATCH founders will show you how the sensor works and how it can optimize your workout.
Visit GYMWATCH from 16 to 20 March at the CeBIT in Hall 9, Stand C24.
GYMWATCH developed the first patented sensor, which can detect motion and strength in all fitness exercises. Developed at the Technical University of Darmstadt, GYMWATCH was already funded in 2012/2013 through the innovation program “EXIST” of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the European Union and the European Social Fund for Germany. The team consists of university graduates, students and a PhD student with majors in sports computer science, electrical engineering, computer science, business administration and industrial design. The GYMWATCH project is integrated in several graduate and undergraduate works and a PhD thesis from the Technical University of Darmstadt. For more information, visit the company’s website:
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