Companies recognised for fitness technology innovation
Every year, the CES Innovation Awards honors products with innovative design and engineering, which shows the most cutting edge technology in products and services coming to market.
Withings has received three CES 2015 innovation awards for its new devices, Withings Activité and Withings Home. Activité has been awarded in two product categories, “Fitness, Sports, and Biotech” and “Wearable Technologies”; Home was selected for the “Smart Home” category.
Awarded in two categories, Withings Activité has revolutionized the activity tracker and smart watch sectors. At the crossroads of luxury and technology, Activité is the first of its kind: a premium, high-end analog watch that can track steps, running, swimming and monitor its users’ sleep. Hidden behind the sapphire unbreakable glass and the Swiss crafted dials, the engineers managed to insert tracking capability via an accelerometer as well as Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity. The patented technology was named “Connected Movement” and comes as a revolution for the whole watch industry.
Withings devices have been recognized for five consecutive years by the CES Innovations Awards since first participating in 2011: the Smart Baby Monitor and the Smart Kid Scale in the Health & Wellness category, and the Smart Body Analyzer and the Smart Sleep System Aura in the Health & Fitness category. These awards are strong telltale signs of Withings’ role as a leader in the consumer health & technology spaces and confirms that every product in the Withings range is at the cutting edge of technology and design.
“Winning these CES Innovation Awards has been a true recognition and honor, confirming the great design and engineering qualities of Withings products. It allows us as a company to focus on creating an emotional connection with our users that ensures long-term adoption of their Withings devices.”
Cedric Hutchings, CEO of Withings
Polar was also named a CES Innovation Awards Honoree, this time for the brand new Polar M400 and the Polar V800. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 28 product categories. This past year, CES also recognized the Polar Loop fitness tracker as an Innovation Awards Honoree.
The M400 and V800 are two of the newest smart coaching technologies from Polar. The M400 is the perfect training companion for those who want a GPS watch with 24/7 activity tracking. The V800 includes those features and more. Ideal for elite athletes and triathletes, the V800 offers heart rate data while swimming, as well as altitude readings with a built-in barometric pressure sensor, making it the smartest and most advanced multisport training computer.
"We've been a pioneer in wearable technology long before it became a buzzword, so we're honored to see both the Polar M400 and V800 spotlighted for their innovation and design. We're even more excited to see the difference they make in real life, helping people understand their bodies better to surpass any training goal."
Herb Baer, Polar USA President
Both products sync with Polar Flow app and web service. Periodic software updates provide “future-proof” upgrades as advancements roll out.