Mio to Integrate with Google Fit to Make Inter-App Data Communications Seamless

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Google Fit Interface Lets Android Users Tap Heart Rate Data Tracked with Mio ALPHA and Mio LINK 

VANCOUVER – July 9, 2014 –Mio Global, maker ofthe world’s first wrist-worn technology to provide continuous, accurate heart rate monitoring at performance levels, today announced integration with Google Fit to give Android users full control over heart rate monitoring experience. Google Fit, an open platform designed to help users keep better track of their fitness goals, will help Mio by making inter-app data communications possible. 

Alongside a select number of brands including Nike and Adidas, Mio was identified by Google as one of the first technologies that will be integrating to its Fit platform. Google Fit is aligned with Mio Global’s intent for openness for both hardware and software technologies. Android users will gain access to heart rate data and other information tracked by Mio products. The Mio ALPHA and Mio LINK currently connect to BTLE devices and apps. 

 “Google Fit will make inter-app data communications commonplace," said Liz Dickinson, CEO and Founder of Mio Global. "I believe this is the way it should have been from day one—the data belongs to the consumer, who should have control over where it sits, gets transferred or analyzed.”

According to ABI Research, the wearable device market will exceed $6 billion in 2018, and sports, fitness and wellness devices will never drop below 50 percent of all device shipments for the next four years.

“Google’s introduction of Fit reinforces that the sport, fitness and wellness device sector is the driver behind the wearable tech environment,” said Dickinson. “We can bring continuous heart rate monitoring technology to Android and iPhone to the masses, and our users can finally have access and control over their own fitness data.”

For more information about Mio products, visit the Mio Global website at www.mioglobal.com/pressroom. 

About Mio

Mio, a recognized pioneer in health and fitness technology, is the maker of the Mio ALPHA and Mio LINK, the world’s first sport watch and sport band to provide continuous, accurate heart rate monitoring at performance levels - without a chest strap. Both devices connect to popular fitness apps, creating an easy way for athletes to track and record their fitness progress. Founded in 1999 by Liz Dickinson, Mio is a brand of Physical Enterprises Inc. Mio’s team of world-class scientists, engineers and professionals strive to help athletes reach their goals by innovating high-precision, easy-to-use technologies from the company headquarters in Vancouver, Canada. For more information, visit www.mioglobal.com.

Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc. and any use of such marks by Physical Enterprises Inc. or Mio is under license.

###

Contact
Don Stefanovich
Verde Brand Communications | don@verdepr.com | (970) 259-3555 x 145

Related

TomTom_powered by mio

Mio Global Teams Up with TomTom to Make Heart Rate Training Available to All

Mio’s Award-Winning Continuous Heart Rate Technology Is Integrated into the new TomTom Runner Cardio GPS Watch VANCOUVER, Canada – April 16, 2014 – Mio Global today announced the integration of Mio’s award-winning heart rate technology into the new TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sport ...read more

MioLINK_arctic_on-wrist_LOGO

Mio Global Unveils Mio LINK and Mio GO at ISPO 2014

Athletes Can Replace Chest Strap Monitoring with Mio LINK for €99, New Device Transmits Heart Rate Data to Mio GO App to Create Virtual Outdoor Interactive Exercise Experience for Training Indoors  MUNICH – January 27, 2014 –Mio Global, winner of the coveted ISPO "Product of the ...read more

MioLINK_arctic_on-wrist_LOGO

Mio’s Latest Breakthrough Product, the Mio LINK Heart Rate Wristband, Is Now Available

Heart Rate Monitoring Training is Now Even More Accessible with Mio LINK available for only $99 with both BTLE and ANT+ Connectivity VANCOUVER – April 11, 2014 – Mio Global,makers ofthe world’s first wrist-worn technology to provide continuous, accurate heart rate monitoring at ...read more

Alpha_Print_02_Arctic

MIO and Verde PR Partner to Drive Outdoor and Fitness Industry Brand Communications

VANCOUVER, Canada (August 12, 2013) – MIO, a pioneer in wearable performance heart rate monitoring technology, has tapped Verde PR & Consulting to lead brand communications in the outdoor and fitness markets, effective immediately. This move will further strengthen the PR efforts ...read more

ALPHA and LINK

Mio Global to Showcase Word’s First Wrist-Worn Heart Rate Monitor Technology at 2014 Mobile World Congress

Breakthrough Technology Eliminates Need for Chest Straps and Leverages Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ Connectivity to Mobile Fitness Apps and Sport Devices BARCELONA – February 24, 2014 – Today at 2014 Mobile World Congress (MWC), Mio Global is showcasing its brand new Mio LINK, a sleek ...read more

Fuse_Crimson_md copy

Mio Introduces FUSE at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market; Breakthrough Device Allows You to Track “Your Day. In Action!”

The new Mio FUSE features the most accurate wrist-based heart rate monitoring without a chest strap; tracks steps, calories, distance, speed and pace; connects with all fitness apps and devices via Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ VANCOUVER – July 31, 2014 – Mio Global today announced the ...read more

MioForBoston

Mio Global Returns to Boston Marathon, Supports Athletes and Families

Pioneer in strapless heart rate monitor technology will be returning to support the Boston Marathon for second year in a row. VANCOUVER, B.C. – April 14, 2014 – Mio Global, a pioneer in fitness heart rate monitor technology, announced today that the company will be returning to ...read more

Mio Global Receives Envisioneering’s Innovation and Design Award at CES

Mio’s Continuous Heart Rate Monitoring Products Recognized for Unique Design and Innovative Functionality LAS VEGAS – January 10, 2014 – Mio Global, makers of the Mio ALPHA and Mio LINK, today announced it has been chosen to receive an Envisioneering and Showstoppers Innovation ...read more

COBI “Connected Biking” System Fully Integrates Cycling Data with Apple Health App

Fully integrated biking system now automatically includes cycling as part of an iPhone user’s Apple Health dashboard FRANKFURT, Germany (Aug. 18, 2016) – COBI, the first integrated system to connect your bike with your smartphone, now fully syncs cycling data from the COBI app ...read more