January 6, 2014
CES 2014: Technogym adds indoor fitness to Google Glass creds
Soon, we will be able to do everything using Google Glass, including… Well, use your imagination. For now, we’re looking at Technogym. This specially crafted fitness equipment is developed for those who enjoy working out indoors and don’t mind wearing their Google Glass while at it. Doing so will enable users with a view of their running data (while on the treadmill). An Android-based system that comes along, called Unity, offers an API that allows any app for a ‘third party to connect to the intelligent treadmill, meaning you can get data tapped straight into your favorite app or on to a device you are wearing’. Now is this a distraction, we cannot say. Working out is all about distractions anyway.
Unity is compatible with MapMyFitness, RunKeeper and Withings. There is no word on the price of the treadmill and other features. “Unity is part of Wellness on the Go, Technogym’s complete experience that allows users to engage and connect with others on any piece of Technogym equipment, anywhere in the world,” said a note from Technogym. “Moreover Unity is the first and only console in the fitness industry that offers users the ability to communicate with their personal trainer or friends via webcam.”