Hexoskin obtains Apple MFi certification; opens new possibilities for mobile health and fitness apps

January 28, 2013

Smart shirt and open-data device for sports performance tracking receive “thumbs up” from Apple

MONTREAL— January 28th, 2013— Carré Technologies, inventors of Hexoskin™, today announced it has obtained MFi (made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) certification for its Hexoskin line of products. The Hexoskin smart device and intelligent garments have been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and are now certified to meet Apple performance standards.

“Carré is proud to announce its Hexoskin wearable sensors are now officially compatible with iOS devices. This certification means we can now start offering Hexoskin garments, device and software for iPhone, iPod, and iPad users”, said Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, co-founder and CEO of Carré Technologies. Open-Data Device This certification allows third party developers to submit Hexoskin-compatible apps to the App Store. These apps will use real-time data from Hexoskin for new fitness, health, and wellness applications.

“For the first time, athletes can use an iPhone or an iPad to monitor precise body metrics coming from their Hexoskin shirt in real-time, and have access to detailed training reports online,” added Fournier. “For Hexoskin athletes, this provides further confirmation of the strength and reliability of the Hexoskin solution today, and into the future.”

About Hexoskin 
Hexoskin is a smart device that connects to an intelligent sports garment with integrated sensors that capture body metrics, such has heart rate, breathing rate, power, acceleration, and more. Hexoskin is for trainers and coaches of amateur and professional athletes and sports teams who want to evaluate and monitor performance results. The Hexoskin intelligent garment offers trainers an easy and natural way of regularly capturing precise data. Whether remotely or onsite, trainers can monitor and compare their athlete’s detailed body metrics, on an iPhone or iPad or via a Web portal. Hexoskin records more than 35,000 data points per minute to provide accurate body metrics. For more information visit www.hexoskin.com

Measures Heart Rate, Breathing Rate, Acceleration & more…
When it comes to monitoring physiological data today, no other product parallels Hexoskin’s precision, quality and depth of data. Hexoskin measures more than just heart rate. Subscription to Hexoskin biometric data services provides access to the following metrics: Step count, Cadence, Stride, Heart rate variability (HRV), Heart Rate Recovery (HR2), Activity Level, Calories, Acceleration, Power and Breathing rate and volume. Monitors athletes remotely Hexoskin delivers a powerful tool to remotely monitor and evaluate an athletes’ physiological data whether in competition or in training—anywhere around the world. Trainers and coaches can use and analyze this invaluable data for intelligent analysis to help athletes pinpoint specific areas for improvement. What’s more, coaches can track and compare each team member’s performance over time or within a specific subset of the entire team using Hexoskin’s advanced biometric data service subscriptions.

Helps Athletes Manage Recovery
With its ability to define a clear performance baseline, Hexoskin is the most advanced tool for trainers to help athletes manage their recovery. The advanced performance reports provide the most precise data measurement of an athlete’s progression to full recovery.

About Carré Technologies
Hexoskin was developed as the brainchild of a young, up-and-coming group of engineering minds who combined their talents in 2006 to form the company Carré Technologies. A group of young visionaries, this team has combined their skills in the fields of microelectronics, biomedicine, statistics and digital signal processing algorithms to develop this state-of-the-art device called Hexoskin with integrated intelligent garment. Carré Technologies is building the next revolution in personal health, giving people more information about their health so they can better take care of themselves.


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