LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Polar, the leader in heart rate sensors, activity trackers and wearable sports technology, announced connectivity with two of the world's leading health and fitness platforms: Apple HealthKit and Google Fit. This is the latest example of Polar's ongoing work to bring new ways to enrich the use of Polar products with innovative fitness and wellbeing.
Currently, Polar Beat training and exercising app for Android can connect with Google Fit. Polar's Flow app for iOS, which provides even deeper insights into your training, will follow by connecting with Apple HealthKit, and therefore Apple's Health app. Both platforms enable developers to combine data from multiple sources seamlessly, opening the door to new and exciting ways for you to better understand information about your health and fitness data.
If you train with Polar, you'll already be familiar with the rich information and guidance you get, as well as the way that data is used to coach you toward training smarter. Now, if you're an iOS 8 or Android user, you can share all Polar data that is supported by Apple and Google into your Apple Health and Google Fit dashboards. For Google Fit, this compatibility will display which sport / activity you've done, duration of exercise, distance, calories burned and heart rate zone information. In addition to these features displayed, the Polar Flow app for Apple HealthKit will also include daily steps from activity.
"Polar Flow – the web service and app – gathers data on the activities you love and guides you to improve over time," said Herb Baer, President, Polar USA. "Polar Beat is another effective, inspiring training companion. So it's only natural for us to pair our services with Google Fit and Apple HealthKit – both are one-stop ecosystems for everything health and fitness. Syncing our services to theirs will bring the trademark accuracy we're known for, and we know our users will value this connectivity."
More on Polar Flow and Polar Beat
Polar Flow is a web service that provides a comprehensive wellness and fitness experience. It is an essential part of the Polar ecosystem for the newest Polar products and all future innovations. At the moment, Polar Flow app is compatible with Polar V800 and Polar M400, the Polar Loop activity tracker, and Polar Beat app. For more information please visit: flow.polar.com.
Polar Beat is a simple yet powerful training and exercise app that goes beyond just recording workouts. It interprets your workout data, so you'll know what your body has achieved and what to do to meet your goals more effectively. Polar Beat is at its best when used together with a Polar H7 Bluetooth® Smart heart rate sensor. For more information please visit: polar.com/beat.
For more information regarding to the full feature set of data exchange between Polar's services, Apple HealthKit and Google Fit, please visit: updates.polar.com.
Founded in 1977, Polar Electro invented the first wireless heart rate monitor. Since then the company has been leading the sports instruments and heart rate monitoring category through its in-depth understanding of human physiology, performance, and the environment. Polar works in close cooperation with leading sports institutes and governing bodies, and has, thus, become widely recognized as the pioneer and world's leader of heart rate monitoring and fitness evaluation equipment.
Headquartered near Oulu in Finland, the company operates internationally in more than 80 countries and its products are sold through over 35,000 retailers globally.
Today, the award-winning Polar training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide. To learn more about how the wide range of Polar products and services can help you achieve your training goals and make your fitness story a success, please visit www.polar.com