Polar, the leader in heart rate sensors, activity trackers and wearable sports technology, today announced connectivity with two of the world’s leading health and fitness platforms: Apple HealthKit and Google Fit. Learn more!
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PRESS RELEASE – FOR DISTRIBUTION 7 November 2014, 6am EDT / 11am BST /
12pm CET / 13pm EET
Polar Now Connects with Apple HealthKit and Google Fit
Singapore – 7 November, 2014 – Polar, the leader in heart rate sensors, activity trackers and
wearable sports technology, today announced connectivity with two of the world’s leading
health and fitness platforms: Apple HealthKit and Google Fit. This is the latest example of
Polar’s ongoing work to bring new ways to enrich the use of Polar products with innovative
fitness and wellbeing apps.
Starting today, Polar Beat training and exercising app for Android can connect with Google
Fit. Next week, Polar’s Flow app for iOS will follow by connecting with Apple HealthKit, and
therefore Apple’s Health app. Both platforms enable developers to combine data from
multiple sources seamlessly, opening the door to new and exciting ways for you to use
information about your health and fitness in the future.
If you’re active or train with the new generation of Polar products, you’ll already be familiar
with the rich volumes of information your products generate, as well as the way that data is
used to coach you towards training smarter. Now, if you’re an iOS 8 or Android user, you can
share all Polar data that is supported by Apple and Google into your AppleHealth and Google
Fit dashboards, including heart rate and calories.
Marco Suvilaakso, Director of Product Management at Polar said: “Polar Flow web service
and app is a new and highly effective way of gathering data on the activities you love, as well
as an intelligent guide in helping you improve your performance. Our Polar Beat app is a
powerful training companion. It made perfect sense to us to ensure these services are
compatible with Google Fit and Apple HealthKit – two important one-stop ecosystems for
everything health and fitness. We’re sure our users will value this additional connectivity as
they use Polar Loop,Polar M400, Polar V800 or Polar Beat.”
Polar Flow is a web service that provides a comprehensive wellness and fitness experience.
It is an essential part of the Polar ecosystem for the newest Polar products and all future
innovations. At the moment Polar Flow app is compatible with Polar V800 and Polar M400
training computers, Polar Loop activity tracker, and Polar Beat app. For more information
please visit: flow.polar.com.
Polar Beat is a training and exercise app that goes beyond just recording workouts. It
interprets your workout data, so you’ll know what your body has achieved and what to do to
meet your goals more effectively. Polar Beat is at its best when used together with a Polar
H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor. For more information please visit: polar.com/beat.
For more information regarding to the full feature set of data exchange between Polar’s
services, Apple HealthKit and Google Fit, please visit: updates.polar.com.
Grace Khoo, Assistant Marketing Manager, Polar Singapore
Tel: +65 6692 7722
Founded in 1977, Polar Electro invented the world’s first wireless heart rate monitor. Since
then the company has been leading the sports instruments and heart rate monitoring
category through its in-depth understanding of human physiology, performance, and the
environment. Polar works in close cooperation with leading sports institutes and governing
bodies, and has, thus, become widely recognized as the pioneer and world’s leader of heart
rate monitoring and fitness evaluation equipment.
Headquartered near Oulu in Finland, the company operates internationally in more than 80
countries and its products are sold through over 35,000 retailers globally.
Today, the award-winning Polar training computers are the number one choice among
consumers worldwide. To learn more about how the wide range of Polar products and
services can help you achieve your training goals and make your fitness story a success,
please visit polar.com/sg-en