Technogym, the leading producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment, recently showcased the first Google glass controlled treadmill at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, in Las Vegas. CES attendees were given the opportunity to interact with the treadmill using Google glasses, while feedback about their training was provided through the glasses lenses.
Thanks to the brand new UNITY technology, the first 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 personalised experience on their personal training program, data and favourite 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 personalised 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 – mywellnesscloud.
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.
Read more about this cutting-edge technology in the upcoming issue of the “What’s New in Fitness Magazine“.