For iPhone and iPod touch users interested in cutting edge fitness applications, and for Spinning enthusiasts eager to integrate their fitness data with Apple's mobile computing platforms, the new iSPINNING iPhone application is a breakthrough in fitness tracking.
iSPINNING is an iPhone-based Spinning computer and cardio fitness system that is compatible with leading fitness heart rate transmitters and a growing list of other fitness sensors. In addition to heart-related data, iSPINNING receives speed, cadence, and power data from cycling sensors so users can track cycling metrics from their road and mountain bikes too.
"For years the fitness industry has struggled with the complexities of tracking and displaying fitness data in ways that are appealing to the end user. iTMP has raised the bar with their suite of iPhone apps that collect data from body and equipment sensors to track and present it in a simple and usable format," said John Baudhuin, CEO of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc., creators of the Spinning indoor cycling program.
"While there are a handful of fitness apps for the iPhone, until now none of them have incorporated real-time user data in their calculations. With our wireless virtual bridge, SMHEART LINK, we connect distributed health and fitness sensors to Apple's iPhone and iPod touch. In other words, we enable Apple's incredible mobile computers to double as heart monitors and cycling computers," said Michael Williams, founder and CEO of iTMP.
The iSPINNING application will run with simulated data so users can see how the application will monitor and manage cardio fitness metrics. Additional hardware, including iTMP's SMHEART LINK, will be required to allow the app to "listen" to your heart and your Spinner bikes or outdoor bikes. SMHEART LINK stores an entire workout's worth of data, compiling information even while the iPhone app is interrupted by a call or if the iPhone is not present. The result is an uninterrupted workout profile that can be reviewed real-time during or after a workout. iTMP's SMHEART LINK has a suggested retail price of $149.95 (USD) and will be available for the holiday and resolution seasons online, where users can also find additional product information, accessories and receive updates. Spinning's website, will also carry SMHEART LINK and Spinning's cadence sensor.