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Young German startup develops pioneering fitness tracker

Darmstadt, 07 March 2014: GYMWATCH® presents the first patented sensor that measures strength and movements in all fitness exercise – 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 2014 GYMWATCH will be at the group booth C24 of the German state of Hesse in hall 9.

The measured data are sent to a smartphone app and can be analyzed live during training. The app itself synchronizes with a web portal that supports the user with extensive functions for training
management. With a mathematical model for training control, the user receives recommendations based on the individual fitness goals, personal data and recorded training data. Workouts can be
effectively planned and the full performance potential can be tapped.

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.

GYMWATCH will start an international crowd-funding campaign on the platform Indiegogo on March 30, 2014. The campaign’s aim is collecting money to produce the sensor in large quantities.

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 “Hessen 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 10 to 14 March at the CeBIT in Hall 9, Stand C24.

About GYMWATCH
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:
www.gymwatch.com

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Press contact:
GYMWATCH
Thorsten Kruse
E-Mail: press@gymwatch.com
Tel.: +49 (0) 6151 – 493 73 10

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