GymKit surfaces in Manhattan following launches in London and Australia

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Date: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, 03:39
Category: Apple Watch, GymKit, News, Software, Wearables

This could lead to something nifty.

Apple’s GymKit platform seems to have made its first debut in the United States. After initially surfacing in Australia and London, GymKit was seen as Life Time Athletic at Sky, a “luxury health club” in Manhattan. GymKit is also expected to be incorporated at the Equinox line of clubs beginning in 2018. Life Time Athletic says it plans to expand to over 130 locations soon and is currently using equipment from TechnoGym.

The GymKit platform pairs an Apple Watch with workout equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes. Once paired, the user has access to more accurate information such as speed and incline.

The setup process is described as follows:

GymKit works with a simple tap-to-pair process: Tapping a ready piece of equipment starts the process, and the Apple Watch brings up a confirmation screen.

With treadmills, it asks if you want to record a walk or a run. From there, everything on the Apple Watch and the fitness machine’s readout are synced: heart rate, pace, active and total calorie estimates, and machine-specific data such as elevation and flights of stairs climbed.

If you happen to forget to pair at the start of a workout, you can initiate the pairing process at any point during or after and the GymKit equipment will sync with your Apple Watch to ensure that you get the most accurate data possible for your workout.

Apple has stated that it Apple eventually hopes that “80 percent of the fitness club equipment market” will be GymKit-ready, albeit the company has yet to offer any kind of timeline for this expectation.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac and CNET

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