GET FIT TECH
Sign up for the FREE digital edition of Fit Tech magazine and also get the Fit Tech ezine and breaking news email alerts.
Not right now, thanksclose this window
Premier Software Solutions
Premier Software Solutions
Premier Software Solutions
Get Fit Tech
digital magazine
News

Life Fitness signs deal to integrate cardio equipment with Samsung's Galaxy Watch

By

Fitness equipment giant Life Fitness has signed a deal to make Samsung Galaxy Watch devices compatible with a full line of premium Life Fitness cardio equipment.

The deal means that Galaxy Watch users (Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active2) will be able to track their workout metrics via connectivity to Life Fitness' Discover SE3 HD console.

The smartwatch integration will track workout data on a wide variety of compatible cardio equipment, including Life Fitness treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainers, PowerMill climbers, and recumbent and upright bikes.

Exercisers can tap their Galaxy Watch on the console of a compatible machine to sync their device. Once connected, the watch sends real-time heart rate data to the machine.

After completing a workout, users receive a detailed workout summary on their watch capturing duration, heart rate and calories burned.

“Wearable technology, including fitness trackers and smartwatches, continues to be a top trend among exercisers around the world," said Anthony Radek, Life Fitness' product director for consoles and software.

"By partnering with Samsung, we are providing better results to exercisers by integrating their workouts with the technology they use every day."

Radek added that the deal was part of the company's strategy to invest in digital partnerships that create new and personalised experiences for its customers on its "truly open API platform".

Sign up here to get Fit Tech's weekly ezine and every issue of Fit Tech magazine free on digital.
More news
Electronics giant LG has entered the fitness and wellness market with the launch of a new 15-inch touchscreen display created ...
A breakthrough in technology means wearable devices and other fitness products could soon be self-powered. Scientists from Loughborough University and ...
Apple has unveiled two new versions of its smartwatch at a digital event on 15 September – Apple Watch Series ...
Wearable tech firm Formsense has secured a technology partnership with an inter-interdisciplinary team of researchers looking to help stroke survivors ...
Les Mills has launched a trio of digital solutions to help fitness operators shift towards a hybrid model. Designed to ...
Keepme has launched its new V2 platform, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help operators monitor their members' entire customer ...
Be Military Fit (BMF), the outdoor fitness operator which is co-owned by Bear Grylls and NM Capital, has chosen Glofox ...
Indoor cycling giant Peloton has cut the price of its popular Bike, while launching two entirely new products for the ...
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), has announced that a “Call for Wellness Innovations” contest, as well as a dedicated Tech ...
Wattbike has secured £11.5m worth of new funding from Piper, a specialist investor in branded consumer businesses. The indoor bike ...
Withings has announced the European availability of ScanWatch – a smartwatch that combines medical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) and sleep breathing disturbance ...
Immersive equipment specialist Echelon Fitness has launched a new smart rower for the at-home fitness market. Echelon Rower features a ...
Tech giant Amazon has entered the highly-contested health and fitness tracking market with a huge splash, launching an artificial intelligence ...
Fitness equipment specialist, Freemotion, is pivoting further to digital, as the industry enters the era of the hybrid gym model. ...
Fitness apps alone are unable to motivate most people to get active – but providing app users the opportunity to ...
Facebook for Business has introduced a new service, which enables users to create their own event, such as a group ...
Apple is rumoured to be gearing up for the launch of a subscription-based virtual fitness offer. Citing sources "familiar with ...
Wearable fitness brand, Myzone, has revealed aggressive growth plans for the Asia Pacific region. The company, which is reporting 40 ...
Home fitness startup minimfit has recently been undertaking a new financing round for an amount of 150,000 euros, with the ...
There’s growing consumer interest in halo (salt) therapy since COVID-19 as people look to improve their respiratory health and boost ...
Equipment giant Technogym has introduced its new Excite line of fully-connected cardio kit that has now been fitted with the ...
Leisure operator Everyone Active has launched a new digital offering, to run alongside its bricks and mortar operations. During lockdown, ...
Silicon Valley tech startup, Bryte, proposes that hotels need to commit to in-room wellness in every guest room – for ...
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced that CES 2021 will be an all-digital experience, connecting exhibitors, customers, thought leaders ...
Featured supplier: Myzone kicks off #WorkOutToHelpOut campaign
In response to the UK government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, Myzone has launched the Work Out To Help Out campaign.
Featured supplier: The Virtual Revolution: Hutchison Technologies help operators motivate members
Hutchison Technologies virtual solutions are helping operators expand their virtual offering and get motivated members back into the club.
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
Technogym: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
30 Sep 2020
Exhibition Centre Cologne, Cologne, Germany
01-04 Oct 2020
Online,
07 Oct 2020
Palais Brongniart, Paris, France
Featured supplier: Myzone kicks off #WorkOutToHelpOut campaign
In response to the UK government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme, Myzone has launched the Work Out To Help Out campaign.
Featured supplier: The Virtual Revolution: Hutchison Technologies help operators motivate members
Hutchison Technologies virtual solutions are helping operators expand their virtual offering and get motivated members back into the club.
Company profile: Wattbike
Wattbike is the creator of the world’s most advanced and innovative indoor bikes, developed in ...
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
Core Health & Fitness
Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
Get Fit Tech
Sign up for the free digital edition of Fit Tech magazine and the free weekly Fit Tech ezine
Sign up
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Fitness equipment
Technogym: Fitness equipment
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
30 Sep 2020
Exhibition Centre Cologne, Cologne, Germany
01-04 Oct 2020
Online,
07 Oct 2020
Palais Brongniart, Paris, France

features

people

Patrick Lucey

VP of AI, Stats Perform
We can capture tracking data from historical videos, enabling us to do large scale comparisons of players, such as Michael Jordan, across eras

Fighting COVID-19

In the aftermath of the pandemic, people will be more aware of the importance of their health and the strength of their immune system. Can fit tech alert users to potential immunodeficiencies or symptoms? And might these products assist governments? We asked industry leaders for their predictions
interview

Daniel Sobhani, Freeletics

People are set up for failure by the fitness industry with false promises and unrealistic expectations. We’ve always wanted to put a stop to this, and with Mindset Coaching we’re taking the next step

Functional wearables

A new ultra-thin, stretchable electronic material could be a game changer for wearable tech

Create your own energy

A breakthrough in technology means wearable devices and other health and fitness products could soon be self-powered. Steph Eaves talks to Dr Ishara Dharmasena to find out how this could impact health and fitness
interview

Sharon Hegarty, Samsung

We envisage a world where someone’s smart home can support their fitness regime
interview

Lindsay Cook, FitOn

Not everyone can afford an expensive piece of fitness equipment or a personal trainer, but everyone has a smartphone
interview

Will Ahmed, Whoop

Whoop is taking wearable technology to the next level, providing deeper insights into individuals’ physiology and enabling optimised training. Founder and CEO Will Ahmed talks to Steph Eaves about the importance of personalised feedback
interview

Forme Life: Trent Ward & Yves Béhar

We have such a timeless design that this product will fit into the home for a long time
interview

PureGym

We’ve been ranked number two on the App Store for health and fitness, second only to Fitbit
people

Richard Hanbury

Founder and CEO, Sana
I was in Yemen, close to the capital, Sana’a, when I had the accident that put me in a wheelchair and gave me a chronic nerve damage pain problem. This led me to develop the underlying technology of Sana
Editor's letter

Monetising digital

Having made a lightening fast pivot to digital during lockdown, gym operators are now figuring out how to optimise the assets they’ve invested in – it’s time to monetise digital and find ways to create hybrid models
More features
News

Life Fitness signs deal to integrate cardio equipment with Samsung's Galaxy Watch

By

Fitness equipment giant Life Fitness has signed a deal to make Samsung Galaxy Watch devices compatible with a full line of premium Life Fitness cardio equipment.

The deal means that Galaxy Watch users (Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active2) will be able to track their workout metrics via connectivity to Life Fitness' Discover SE3 HD console.

The smartwatch integration will track workout data on a wide variety of compatible cardio equipment, including Life Fitness treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainers, PowerMill climbers, and recumbent and upright bikes.

Exercisers can tap their Galaxy Watch on the console of a compatible machine to sync their device. Once connected, the watch sends real-time heart rate data to the machine.

After completing a workout, users receive a detailed workout summary on their watch capturing duration, heart rate and calories burned.

“Wearable technology, including fitness trackers and smartwatches, continues to be a top trend among exercisers around the world," said Anthony Radek, Life Fitness' product director for consoles and software.

"By partnering with Samsung, we are providing better results to exercisers by integrating their workouts with the technology they use every day."

Radek added that the deal was part of the company's strategy to invest in digital partnerships that create new and personalised experiences for its customers on its "truly open API platform".

Sign up here to get Fit Tech's weekly ezine and every issue of Fit Tech magazine free on digital.
More news
Electronics giant LG has entered the fitness and wellness market with the launch of a new 15-inch touchscreen display created ...
A breakthrough in technology means wearable devices and other fitness products could soon be self-powered. Scientists from Loughborough University and ...
Apple has unveiled two new versions of its smartwatch at a digital event on 15 September – Apple Watch Series ...
Wearable tech firm Formsense has secured a technology partnership with an inter-interdisciplinary team of researchers looking to help stroke survivors ...
Les Mills has launched a trio of digital solutions to help fitness operators shift towards a hybrid model. Designed to ...
Keepme has launched its new V2 platform, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help operators monitor their members' entire customer ...
Be Military Fit (BMF), the outdoor fitness operator which is co-owned by Bear Grylls and NM Capital, has chosen Glofox ...
Indoor cycling giant Peloton has cut the price of its popular Bike, while launching two entirely new products for the ...
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), has announced that a “Call for Wellness Innovations” contest, as well as a dedicated Tech ...
Wattbike has secured £11.5m worth of new funding from Piper, a specialist investor in branded consumer businesses. The indoor bike ...
Withings has announced the European availability of ScanWatch – a smartwatch that combines medical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) and sleep breathing disturbance ...
Immersive equipment specialist Echelon Fitness has launched a new smart rower for the at-home fitness market. Echelon Rower features a ...
Premier Software Solutions
Premier Software Solutions