ithlete Version 3
We are really excited about the next major ithlete upgrade, scheduled for the second quarter of 2013. Again driven by user feedback ithlete V3 will incorporate a range of new functionalities as well as having a complete user interface overhaul. The in app experience will be more engaging and ease of use enhanced, at the same time functionalities will be added to ensure users can do even more with their ithlete HRV readings. Version 3 will ensure ithlete is more useful and simple to use than ever before.
A person’s HRV, as well as their sense of wellbeing can be enhanced using biofeedback breathing, and it took the chance reunion of school best friends Simon Wegerif and Michael Williams to start working on a project that aims to combine ithlete type HRV measurement, biofeedback breathing and motivational techniques. We hope to launch this in Spring 2013, news will be released first at Breathesync.com.
Whilst our exact plans our still under wraps we can now announce that a finger sensor is coming soon! Streamline your morning ithlete measurement by simply connecting the finger sensor to your device and measuring – no more need for attaching a chest strap first thing in the morning. Stay tuned to the ithlete blog and social media channels to be the first to hear more.
Later this year we hope to release a Bluetooth Smart chest strap monitor. Both ithlete HRV and Precision Pulse apps will be compatible once this strap is released. Whilst Precision Pulse is already Bluetooth smart compatible it is something we are working on right now for ithlete. Using the individual heartbeat RR intervals from a chest strap is more complex than just using the pre-processed average HR that many Bluetooth Smart straps currently provide. Another complication is that there is no support for BT Smart in Android yet. But we are working on it, so listen out for news!
The ithlete Team Continues to Grow
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Ian Bisset to the ithlete family. Ian brings a wealth of experience to the team and will play a key role in the development of ithlete and other HRV Fit apps in the future.
And much, much more…
This is just a snippet of the things we have planned here at ithlete HQ. To keep up to date with the latest news as it is released why not bookmark our blog or connect with us on Twitter?
Great news about the finger sensor. I don’t have the ithlete yet but will wait until the finger sensor is out. Can you tell me, will the finger sensor be as sensitive as the chest strap? I have a Garmin chest strap and rather not have to buy another chest strap just for this.
Hello and welcome to the ithlete blog.
Absolutely, the finger sensor prototype has been thoroughly tested and is just as sensitive and reliable as a chest strap monitor. It really comes down to convenience and user preference as to which is best for you to use.
Keep an eye on the blog for release news!