Suunto might be best known for its feature-packed sports watches but it also made the decision to open its sensor-packed Movesense hardware and software platform so other developers could build the tech into their own products.
The first round of Movesense-powered devices are set to be unveiled at CES 2018 in January and we've got the lowdown on the ones that will take wearable form.
One of the first companies to embrace Suunto's Movesense platform is Finnish based startup All in One who's launching the Ain1 Balance wearable designed for patients and athletes. The device, which can be used for both coaching and rehabilitation is worn to capture data and accurately monitor the user.
Runteq is using the tech to build into a wearable designed for runners that aims to improve technique and prevent injury. Alongside a companion coaching app, Runteq has apparently plugged its own proprietary running biomechanics algorithms into the Movesense sensors to track users when they're putting in the miles.
For home workout fans, New York based company Trimix is getting set to unveil its connected home gym setup that's complied of cardio and strength training equipment, an app and multiple Movesense sensors. The setup offers interactive workout classes that harnesses each user's heart rate and movement data to track progress.
Last up is Supa, a company we've covered before on Wareable which will be using the tech to power its connected garments to offer fitness, sports and health tracking.
Suunto's decision to open up its platform is definitely a positive move for wearables, particularly within the sports and health tracking realms. The likes of Sensoria and Lumo Bodytech are doing something similar with their platforms, which should help companies speed up the process of building wearables by removing the sensors out of the equation.
We'll be out in Las Vegas at CES in less than a month's time to check out exactly how the first round of Movesense-powered products are shaping up.
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