Technogym Wins ISPO Award Product of the Year 2014 with the First Google Glass Controlled Treadmill

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Technogym, the leading producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment, will showcase the first Google Glass controlled treadmill at the ISPO 2014, the most important international trade fair for Sport Business and Sportswear, from January 26-29 in Munich. With this innovative technology the users will be able to interact with the treadmill using their Google Glass and they will receive feedback on their training on the Glass display right away. Visitors can view the treadmill, which has been named winner of the ISPO Award “PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2014” in the performance segment, at the ISPO Award booth (hall A2, booth 309).

Thanks to the brand new UNITY technology, the android-based console display platform for cardio training equipment, Technogym equipment is open to any app or third party device.

The features are designed to provide each user with a fully personalized experience on their personal training program, data and favorite entertainment options. UNITY is part of “Wellness on the Go,” Technogym’s complete experience that allows users to engage and connect with others on any piece of Technogym equipment, anywhere in the world thanks to the mywellnesscloud platform, the Technogym cloud computing platform specifically designed for fitness and wellness. Moreover, UNITY is the first and only console in the fitness industry that offers users the ability to communicate with their personal trainer or friends via webcam.

“With the look and feel of a tablet, Technogym’s UNITY console offers a revolutionary, interactive training experience. “It provides users with a personalized training program. It’s open to any third party app and device, like Google glasses or the many movement tracking devices” said Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym.

UNITY is fully integrated within the Technogym Ecosystem; it is the first united system in the fitness industry comprised of equipment, services and programs that connect to an overall platform – mywellness cloud.

UNITY is an Android 4.0 open API platform with apps available in the Technogym App Store, a place where fitness and wellness operators and global app developers can connect.  UNITY is already compatible with the main social networks and with the leading mobile fitness and lifestyle tracking apps such as MapMyFitness, RunKeeper and Withings - providing users with real time connectivity.

Visit the ISPO Award booth 309 in hall A2 to test the first Google Glass controlled treadmill and receive a digital press kit featuring all relevant information and imagery.

More products from Technogym will be displayed in hall C1 (booth 30, 40). Together with its partner Logical Golf, Technogym also showcases a golf specific workout on Kinesis at the Logical Golf booth 212 in hall C1.

About Technogym

Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading international supplier of products, services, and solutions in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and movement equipment alongside networking solution and programs. With over 2,200 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym is present in over 100 countries. More than 65,000 Wellness centers in the world are equipped with Technogym and 35 million users train every day on Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, and London 2012.

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