We are seeing a lot of synergies with fitness wearables and smartwatches lately. Misfit Wearables recently launched a Pebble app for its activity tracker, the Misfit Shine and recently Hexoskin, a leader in biometric clothing, announced its new Android app will work on Android-powered smartwatches.
Hexoskin’s biometric shirt measures heart rate, breathing, activity and sleep. The shirt is currently available for purchase and is shipping to over 25 countries, making it one of, if not the only, biometric shirts available for consumers to wear and use today.
Like other fitness wearables, Hexoskin uses Bluetooth to connect with your smartphone to store and visualize your data. The biometric shirt launched with iOS support and the ability to track this data on your computer. Last week, Hexoskin launched its Android app after beta testing it with some of its users. Both the iOS and Android app track various activities including cardiac, breathing, movement, steps and cadence and calories burned. The Android app supports Android users running 4.0.3 and up.
Along with smartphone support, Hexoskin’s Android app is also compatible with Android smartwatches including the Omate Truesmart and the upcoming Neptune Pine. The smartwatch app provides the same GPS stats and real-time connectivity to the cloud to get Hexoskin biometric stats as the Android smartphone app does. Hexoskin is the first biometric clothing company to have an app that works with a smartwatch.
“It is now possible to go run in the park with your Hexoskin biometric shirt and Android smart watch, and share your health data with friends and trainers anywhere in the world in real-time, without the need for a phone”, said Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO and co-founder of Hexoskin. “Within a year from now, there will be a wide range of Android watches on the market. This is good for Hexoskin.” added Fournier.
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