Our connected devices are making every aspect of our lives smarter. The Internet of Things is helping us create better safer food, raise smarter kids, and have better driving habits. The IoT can also help us get in shape, thanks to these companies who are focusing their IoT capabilities and devices on fitness.
From coaching to exercise tracking to virtual-reality enabled exercise platforms, IoT is merging with fitness in wondrously helpful ways.
Check out the top ten IoT fitness companies leading the way for a healthier humanity.
Huami designed a line of IoT-enabled, fitness devices to help users reduce the amount of equipment needed when going out to workout while also unobtrusively monitoring sleep patterns. Huami devices allow users to take phone calls, listen to music, and receive notifications without a phone.
Arc can last up to 20 days on a single charge, while Equator is a sleek activity tracker that boasts the lightest weight of activity trackers on the market.
LiftUp is a smart resistance band that connects to the user smartphone to monitor their progress. LiftUp helps break down the barriers to proper strength training and exercise by bringing it into customer homes.
LiftUp helps users settle in for the long haul and improve their overall well-being through healthy habit development.
Ensa is a wellness app that aggregates wearable device information and health background information from and offer actionable advice. Ensa uses machine learning and data collection to provide users access to their medical information in one place and making it easier for users to manage their own health and physical stature.
Ensa gives users their personalized recommendations via the mobile app for convenience, so that they can plan for the future. Users with long-term illness can receive customized notifications to remind them to take care of themselves daily.
The eyeHand is a wearable technology piece that eliminates the need to carry a smartphone while employing a smartwatch. eyeCam provides users with fitness monitoring, secure wallet functions, smart home control, social media interface, and much more–all from the palm of their hand. eyeHand integrates biometric authentication to ensure data integrity and assist in fraud prevention.
eyeHand is slated for market release in 2nd quarter 2018 via partnership licensing. From preheating the oven to processing payments, eyeHand is reinventing human interaction.
Tangram Factory has developed an IoT-enabled jump rope that measures jumping by rotations of the handle, not by vertical acceleration or vibration. The Tangram Factory Smart Rope allows users to set workout plans and log their repetitions as well as compete with other Smart Rope owners.
Tangram Factory is helping to bring the fun back into cardio exercise by allowing room for friendly competition and trackable progress. Smart Ropes are compatible with multiple types of jumping rope, which lets users perform as they please while still tracking their efforts. Smart Ropes operate for as long as 45 hours on a 2-hour charge.
Runteq combines a series of sensors to monitor and coach runners based on their form and gait, lowering injury rates and reducing joint stress. Runteq has developed ZOI, a personal running coach and personal assistant that gives runners insight into how their form may need to change for optimal longevity.
ZOI can collect data from smart shoes, watches, phones, earbuds, and more to gain a true understanding of a runner’s posture and help them make changes as needed.
Loop Reality incorporates virtual reality, gaming, fitness monitoring, and live exercise to create a truly immersive personal training experience. Loop Reality has multiplayer options, a vast terrain selection, and users can accelerate their in-game progress by working harder.
With all of the features packed into one platform, Loop Reality is seeking to become a leader in VR and IoT fitness monitoring and solutions.
MoovLab produces boxing and kickboxing practice and training gear with built-in sensors to measure performance. MoovLabs products can also be used to engage in real-time fights with other MoovLab users via the internet on a global scale.
MoovLab gear incorporates accelerometers, impact sensors, and well-padded gloves and boots to keep the fighter’s hands and other striking surfaces safe from injury.
Revvo is an IoT-enabled training bike that indirectly monitors aerobic performance by consistently measuring heart rate and cycling power. Revvo is designed to mimic riding on the road and real-world resistance in order to better help riders train for their challenges and accolades.
Revvo is a compact training bike that interfaces with users via an iPad to provide them with up-to-date information and energy burn rates.
Smart Gym is integrating IoT devices into traditional gym equipment to remove the need for users to manually track their workouts. Smart Gym also monitors user progress and provides advice to help users break through plateaus or prevent them all together. Smart Gym gives real-time feedback and keeps track of every rep and every set of exercise that user put into their routine.