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ISPO 2014: Self Optimisation

In today’s digital world we are all becoming numbers. Citizen security number, telephone number, bank account number, work hour numbers, and the whole world of internet things.  Quantified Self is the new name for tomorrow’s Health and Wellbeing, when we will use more and more small digital devices to constantly monitor our body’s health and condition. In this case, sports and outdoor activities will for sure be under special supervision, not to be competitively better but to not harm ourselves! At ISPO many various companies introduced their devices to track, monitor and support our daily accomplishments and exploits.


TomTom Runner

TomTom today launched a new range of GPS watches to deliver at-a-glance performance information for runners, cyclists and swimmers. The new, ultra-slim TomTom Runner watch features an extra-large display, full-screen graphical training tools and the industry’s first one-button control to make it easier for users to access the information needed to stay motivated and achieve their goals. Set a distance, time or calorie goal and see progress toward that goal with simple, full-screen graphics and alerts. Race against a personal best or most recent run!

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Polar Loop

Polar Loop is a stylish activity tracker in the form of a smart bracelet (similar look to Nike Fuel Band), which tracks daily activity and exercise levels, monitors sleep patterns, gives instant motivational feedback and provides alerts to help users achieve personalised daily activity goals. Building on more than 35 years of experience as the worldwide leader in heart rate and fitness assessment technology, Polar Loop brings precision and unmatched expertise to the activity tracker market.

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Fitbit Flex/Force

Fitbit is an American company that dedicates their product portfolio to helping people lead healthier, more active lives. After two well-known products, Zip and The One, the next wearable tech-fashion is introduced. Fitbit Flex is a slim and stylish product that during the day tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Fitbit Force tracks users’ daily activities as well as their sleep cycles. The watch automatically syncs to the the manager application running on your device, which then syncs to the online tools Fitbit provides. This includes trackers for calories, steps taken, floors conquered, and a lot more. With tracking comes competition, so competing against your friends who also have a Force is a great way to motivate yourself to get out there and stay healthy. It looks like Flex is targeting female consumers and Force male consumers.

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As part of its commitment to helping improve people’s lives, Philips has developed the wireless Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) device with integrated activity monitor for pain sufferers. The Philips TensRelief devices have been designed to provide effective pain relief, allowing persistent pain sufferers to lead a more active life with less pain. This product was developed with healthcare professionals to help patients understand their own physical boundaries, optimally manage their pain, and motivate them to undertake day-to-day activities, breaking them out of the cycle of pain.

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