Smart clothing company Hexoskin signs partnership with beConect to expand its presence in Europe
Hexoskin, a biometric smart clothing company that provides users insights about their physical training, sleep, and daily activities, announced today an agreement with Paris-based distributor beConect, to extend its retail presence in Europe.
“The partnership is an answer to booming demand for Hexoskin smart shirts in Europe,” says Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Hexoskin’s co-founder and CEO. It will now be easier than ever for sports amateurs to find Hexoskin shirts in major online stores and specialty sporting goods stores, just in time for the spring season.
“A local presence in Europe is essential to introduce new smart clothing and connected products to European customers,” commented Yannick Lacoste, beConect’s CEO. beConect can ship within 1 or 2 days to European customers from local warehouses while offering first class customer proximity.
Hexoskin is now available on major online marketplaces for European customers such as Fnac.com, Amazon.fr, eBay.fr, PriceMinister.com, and in stores at Au Vieux Campeur high-end specialty sporting good chain in 4 cities of France (Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Toulouse) and at SmartOne connected objects specialist. View full list of retailers here.
Hexoskin is a smart shirt with integrated sensors that capture body metrics, such as heart rate, breathing rate, and acceleration. Hexoskin is used for training and sleep tracking by elite and professional athletes, but also for scientific research and astronaut training1. Hexoskin’s mission is to record and organize personal health information and make it accessible and useful to the general public. The iOS and Android mobile app are free to download, allowing unprecedented cardiac and respiratory real time monitoring on a smart phone or tablet.
beConect Joint Venture is specialized in commercializing high tech products for major clients and brands. beConect benefits from 20 years of highly recognized experience from its partner company Imedia International in commercializing connected objects worldwide. The JV has a strong presence in Europe with a team of 35 skilled professionals, offices and warehouse facilities in different countries and a network of established partners.
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1 – Hexoskin is used by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency for training purposes.