Highlighted on the stage of a Mobile World Congress keynote address, MapMyFitness is excited to announce a premier partnership with the launch of the Samsung Gear 2. As part of the launch MapMyRun will also be featured in the Samsung app gallery for the Gear 2. This announcement comes ahead of the commercial launch of the Gear 2 available for purchase in April 2014.
Now view and control real time fitness stats on your wrist during a workout – including time, pace, distance, calories burned, and heart rate data, all via Bluetooth Smart technology. With the Samsung Gear 2, MapMyFitness members can now start and stop workouts directly from the wrist – creating a more seamless, accurate workout experience. Users can also toggle and choose which stats matter the most through three separate custom panel views.
“As our Android community continues to grow both nationally and internationally, this is a critical step in advancing our open platform and adding to the connected devices we integrate with. Samsung has been an incredible partner along the way, and this particular app is not only visually stunning, but extremely seamless, creating a low friction workout experience – something we are extremely passionate about at MapMyFitness,” said Robin Thurston, President at MapMyFitness.
A new feature, exclusive to the Gear 2 app, is an animated progress bar, illuminating in the background. As the workout advances a light gray bar sweeps across the background, showing progress and providing real-time data every step of the way. With the smartwatch market forecast to reach $15 million in 2014, Samsung continues to be at the forefront of cutting edge technology and MapMyFitness is honored to be a partner along the way of this fast-paced journey. To learn more about the Gear 2, please visit the Gear website.
MapMyFitness is the leader in connected fitness ¬ building the world¹s largest digital fitness community by providing interactive tools to make fitness social, simple and rewarding. The flagship consumer brands—MapMyRun, MapMyRide, and MapMyWalk—are among the most popular apps on iOS and Android and the cloud-based platform has been supporting millions of users since it launched in 2007. MapMyFitness is an open platform, seamlessly integrating with more than 400 fitness tracking devices, sensors and wearables. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, MapMyFitness has over 100 employees and offers integrated marketing and advertising solutions, premium consumer subscription products, and a SaaS platform that helps partners of any size tap into advanced fitness tracking technology, workout database, nutritional data, calorie calculators, and 160+ million of the best running, cycling and walking routes around the world. For more information visit www.mapmyfitness.com. MapMyFitness is an Under Armour company.
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