Technogym is ready to work out with the Apple Watch and GymKit

Now you can sync your workout data to your Apple smartwatch
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Technogym has announced that all of its cardio equipment will now play nice with the Apple Watch and its new GymKit feature, which was introduced through the company's watchOS 4.1 software update.

What that now means is that whether you have Technogym kit at home or you use it in the gym, you'll now be able to tap your Watch using the built-in NFC chip against its treadmills, ellipticals, indoor bikes and stair steppers to sync workout data.

Essential reading: Everything you need to know about Apple GymKit

That data includes active and total calories, distance, speed, floors climbed, incline and pace. So the idea here is that not only will your fitness data get recorded, the data recorded should be more accurate. So what you see at the end of your treadmill session will match what it says on your Apple Watch.

GymKit was announced back in June when Apple first revealed details of the integration in watchOS 4. Support started to roll out in November with GymKit support heading to equipment from the likes of Life Fitness and Matrix Fitness.

What better time to roll out a feature that's probably going to come in handy after you've stuffed your face over the festive period and need to burn off the calories in January.

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Michael Sawh

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Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.


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