Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
New wireless sports and fitness devices in the horizon as Blluetooth SIG adopts new profiles
Posted on 28-Aug-2012 09:09 | Tags Filed under: News



The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has finalized standards that it hopes will accelerate the proliferation of Bluetooth wireless technology sensors that measure speed and cadence for running and cycling activity.

Made possible by Bluetooth v4.0 low energy technology, the recently approved standards will enable the next generation of Bluetooth Smart fitness devices. Companies can now quickly implement Bluetooth Smart sensors in sports devices to instantaneously transmit data such as running cadence, stride length, total distance, or cycling speed, distance, and pedal cadence to Bluetooth enabled devices like smart phones, sports watches, and cycling computers.

Bluetooth technology already has significant momentum in the sports and fitness market, making it possible for products like the Nike+ FuelBand, Nike+ Basketball and Training shoes, Polar heart rate monitors, and many more to connect to the Bluetooth ecosystem.

The new running and cycling standards will accelerate growth in this space. By allowing manufacturers to use standards-based protocols, the new profiles give companies the opportunity to quickly create innovative products that can connect to the vast array of Bluetooth enabled hub devices.

ABI Research, Inc. forecasts shipments of Bluetooth enabled sports and fitness devices will grow ten-fold from 2011 to 2016, totaling 278 million and representing over 60 percent of the total available market. According to ABIís Jonathan Collins, principal analyst in telematics and M2M technologies, this is being driven by the trend to move away from proprietary solutions and toward Bluetooth Smart devices.






comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

New Vodafone Broadband Plans
Created by Naithin, last reply by antoniosk on 21-Oct-2017 17:15 (55 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Vodafone TV - Is this sky?
Created by wingbat45, last reply by richms on 20-Oct-2017 18:00 (84 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Macrium Reflect backup software - anyone using it?
Created by geekIT, last reply by mattwnz on 23-Oct-2017 19:54 (15 replies)

KRACK - WPA2 essentially cracked.
Created by michaelmurfy, last reply by Paul1977 on 20-Oct-2017 09:28 (76 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Amazing that some speciality shops in malls survive at all
Created by amiga500, last reply by richms on 20-Oct-2017 23:07 (14 replies)

Load bearing wall? Looking for builders opinions
Created by Louis1985, last reply by mattwnz on 23-Oct-2017 20:36 (11 replies)

Streaming of some All Blacks games on Allblacks.com for only $24.99!
Created by dazhann, last reply by vexxxboy on 22-Oct-2017 07:45 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Sh*t Towns of New Zealand
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by MikeB4 on 23-Oct-2017 17:35 (28 replies)
Pages... 2