If you're a fan of Wearable Technology, Yonge-Dundas Square is the place to be this afternoon in Toronto. Along with 30 other cool exhibitors, Hexoskin will be demonstrating its Smart Shirt. See how easy it is to keep track of your body's performance and recovery just by wearing a shirt! Whether you're into running, cycling or other sports, you'll be amazed at the comfort and precision of our product. Come and chat with us!View full article →
Canadian smart shirt tracks your fitness and your sleep, is Apple Watch compatible
Hexoskin, the biometric smart clothing company who makes shirts that give athletes insight about their physical training, sleep, and daily activities, announced today that it will start selling its products on BestBuy.ca this week, on June 26th 2015.View full article →
We've worked with smartwatch makers Pebble, Neptune Pine, and oMate in the past, and NOW, we have the opportunity to be a part of this revolution with the Apple Watch. Last September when we heard the big news about Apple launching their watch, we knew it would be legendary, just because it’s Apple! Now a few months after their official launch, with more than 2.8 million Apple Watches sold, it already outnumbers all other smartwatches and sport watches on the market and we are on board right along with them!
Today, the same day the Apple Watch is made available in stores, we're launching an app update that will allow you to read your body metrics measured by your Hexoskin smart shirt on your Apple Watch. A glance at your wrist now closes the feedback loop between body and mind.
At Hexoskin we were the first to make smart clothing compatible with iPhones and iPads, today we're proud to offer you the best smart shirt for your Apple Watch.
Stay in your zone, keep your pace, and enjoy the summer outside with your Hexoskin smart shirt and your Apple Watch!
In an independent validation study published in "Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism", University of Waterloo researchers showed that Hexoskin smart shirts closely tracked the laboratory standard methods for cardiac, breathing and activity measurements.
Here's the abstract from the study:
We tested the validity of the Hexoskin wearable vest to monitor heart rate (HR), breathing rate (BR), tidal volume (VT), minute ventilation (VE) and hip motion intensity (HMI) by comparison with laboratory standard devices during lying, sitting, standing and walking. Twenty healthy young volunteers participated in this study. First, participants walked 6 minutes on a treadmill at speeds of 1, 3 and 4.5 km/h followed by increasing treadmill grades until 80% of their predicted maximal heart rate. Second, lying, sitting and standing tasks were performed (5 minutes each) followed by 6 minutes of treadmill walking at 80% of their ventilatory threshold. Analysis of each individual’s mean values under each resting or exercise condition by the two measurement systems revealed low coefficient of variation and high intra-class correlation values for HR, BR and HMI. The Bland-Altman results from HR, BR and HMI indicated no deviation of the mean value from 0 and relatively small variability about the mean. VT and VE were provided in arbitrary units by the Hexoskin device; however, relative magnitude of change from Hexoskin closely tracked the laboratory standard method. Hexoskin presented low variability, good agreement, and consistency. The Hexoskin wearable vest was a valid and consistent tool to monitor activities typical of daily living such as different body positions (lying, sitting, and standing) and various speeds of walking.
Click here to access the complete paper: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/apnm-2015-0140
We're thrilled to welcome Camille Serme, winner of the British Open 2015 and first female player to win FOUR Europe Squash Championships in a row, in the Hexoskin team. What an amazing season she just completed!
Do you have any idea what your VO2max is? What about your Heart Rate Recovery?
These are metrics that you pay big money for during your annual checkup or at sports clinics. With Hexoskin, you can update your Fitness Profile anytime, in only 30 minutes.
Wearing your Hexoskin smart shirt will give you insights on your fitness that are easy to understand. This is important because your cognitive functions, sleep efficiency, weight management, and physical performance all depend on your fitness level.
Hexoskin's integrated fitness tests will measure your:
Please note that your age and gender are used to calculate these metrics so make sure that you update your Hexoskin profile in the mobile app or by logging into the web dashboard.
To take these tests, head to the mobile app and tap on your avatar in iOS or your Fitness Status on the Android app's home screen.
Vo2max is calculated by running as far as you can during 12 minutes. It is considered one of the best indicators of cardiorespiratory fitness and endurance capacity. It will increase as you get more and more fit. The app will tell you automatically where you stand per your age and gender.
Maximal heart rate is the highest heart rate a person can achieve during a maximal exercise. The value depends mainly on age, genetics, exercise type, and medication. This metric normally decreases with age and it is unrelated to exercise training. But it is useful to determine which heart rate zones you should train in.
Heart rate recovery is the decrease of heart rate in one minute following a peak intensity exercise. A heart rate that does not drop by more than 12bpm one minute after ending the exercise is associated to an increased risk of health issues. A high HRR is associated with good cardiovascular function. Regular aerobic training can help you increase your HRR.
Resting heart rate is the lowest heart rate value that is measured while awake, lying down, fully relaxed and undistracted. At rest, the average heart rate for women is 72-80 bpm and for men 64-72 bpm. HRrest can vary depending on fitness level, age, heart’s size and strength of contraction. The lower the better!
Each test result is stored, allowing you to see your progress at a glance:
We recommend that you take these tests at least a few times a month. In time, and if you keep on training, you should see your VO2max and Heart rate recovery increase, while your Resting heart rate should decrease. When all metrics are green, you'll know that you're in great shape! When numbers go the opposite direction, you should reflect on what you can change to keep your fitness level optimal. Start building your Fitness Profile now!
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Smart clothing company Hexoskin signs partnership with beConect to expand its presence in Europe
Hexoskin, world leader of 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.View full article →