Technogym introduces Apple Watch compatibility

It’s official, Technogym connected cardio equipment is now compatible with Apple Watch!

Watch this space to see our first Apple Watch NFC sign in on the UNITY console – coming soon!

First word of the integration came during Apple’s WWDC 217 Keynote back in June this year. Despite not being an Apple Watch wearer, I couldn’t have been more excited by the announcement!

The image used at Apple’s WWDC 2017. Source: Supplied

At the time Apple’s Kevin Lynch discussed the new watchOS 4 capability saying:

“Now many people are doing their workouts indoors at the gym and when we use gym equipment it has data the Apple Watch doesn’t have and the watch has data the gym equipment doesn’t have. So end up with numbers like calories and distance that don’t quite match. So with watchOS 4 we came up with a great solution for this.

We’re enabling for the first time two way data exchange in real time with gym equipment. So you’ll be able to simply tap your Apple Watch on the NFC reader on the gym equipment. Your watch will automatically launch the Workout app and you can connect and then your heart rate is read by the watch and sent to the equipment and data like incline and speed are sent from the equipment to your watch. And When you start and stop the work out on your gym machine, it does the same thing on your watch. So now all the information matches its much easier and it’s a lot more accurate”

Thanks to this revolutionary integration, Apple Watch users can now track their indoor exercise (at home or at their fitness center) by simply tapping their Apple Watch to the UNITY Console – the Technogym connected cardio products interface – and seamlessly pair to treadmills, ellipticals, indoor bikes or stair steppers.

In this groundbreaking innovation, data not previously communicated will sync seamlessly, including:

  • active and total calories,
  • distance,
  • speed,
  • floors climbed,
  • incline and
  • pace,

Resulting in the most accurate measurements possible. Now when Apple Watch customers view metrics during their workout, the metrics on the Technogym equipment match what they see on their wrist.

Nerio Alessandri, Technogym Founder and CEO declares:

AT TECHNOGYM WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROMOTING WELLNESS LIFESTYLE AND TO ENGAGE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE IN REGULAR PHYSICAL EXERCISE THANKS TO OUR CONNECTED FITNESS EQUIPMENT AND UNIQUE ECOSYSTEM. WE ARE REALLY PROUD OF INTRODUCING IN THE FITNESS AND WELLNESS INDUSTRY THIS INTEGRATED AND INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCE WITH APPLE WATCH AND EXCITED TO BRING THIS TO EXERCISERS AROUND THE WORLD.