New SMHEART LINK Technology Allows iPhones To Double As Fitness Monitors

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[prMac.com] Santa Barbara, California - iTMP Technology, a pioneering smartphone hardware and software developer, has introduced SMHEART LINK, a highly-anticipated new technology that is poised to bring unparalleled health and fitness capabilities to Apple(R) iPhone and iPod(R) touch users. iTMP unveiled and demonstrated SMHEART LINK and its iPhone fitness apps at Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

SMHEART LINK is a wireless bridge that enables any iPhone or iPod touch to double as a heart monitor and cycling computer, collecting data generated by distributed fitness sensors such as heart rate chest straps and cycling sensors on bikes and sending it to the iPhone for easy display and tracking.

In the past two months iTMP has unveiled three demo iPhone fitness applications that currently run in simulation. Their pending upgrades, which will be demonstrated live at Macworld and coming soon to the iPhone App Store, will be the only apps, among hundreds of other iPhone health and fitness apps, that actually listen to a person's heart to track and display their unique vital fitness metrics:

* iSPINNING is a cardio fitness system and cycling computer that enables Spinning(R) enthusiasts around the world to track and record their cardio exercise anywhere. Whether riding on a Spinner(R) bike, road or mountain bike, iSPINNING workouts can also be uploaded to eNewLeaf to add key cardio training and cycling metrics to your online fitness diary.

* iNewLeaf is a cardio fitness system and cycling computer that allows you to incorporate unique metabolic profile data from New Leaf to more precisely track and monitor the right intensity for "real results." Upload your completed workouts to eNewLeaf to add key cardio training and cycling metrics to your online fitness diary.

* iRPM+ is a cardio fitness system and cycling computer that allows you to track any cardio exercise, anywhere. Upload your completed workouts to eNewLeaf or MapMyFitness to add key cardio training and cycling metrics to your online fitness diary.

The apps are available now, and free for a limited time, on the iPhone App Store. Once downloaded, users can take the apps for a test drive with simulated heart rate data to understand how they monitor and manage cardio fitness. The apps being demonstrated at Macworld Expo will be available in a soon to be released version 2.0 upgrade on the iPhone App Store in the coming days.

"We wanted to make the fitness metric tracking experience cool, fun, simple and custom," says iTMP CEO & Founder Michael Williams, "we've done just that. By leveraging the iPhone's technology and partnering with leaders in the industry, we are raising the bar in the fitness metrics monitoring space."

SMHEART LINK will be available for purchase online in the coming days. Until then, users can register for an alert that will notify them when the product is ready to ship. At that time, users will be able to purchase SMHEART LINK by tapping a button that takes them to an online store without ever leaving the app. SMHEART LINK will initially be bundled with SMHEART Sleeve, a flexible, lightweight case that integrates with the heart monitor chest strap, and will be included for an introductory period at 50% off.

iTMP Technology, Inc. was founded in Santa Barbara, California, to revolutionize the world of fitness and health metrics monitoring. iTMP has partnered with fitness industry leaders to bring cardiovascular training and cycling metrics to the iPhone and iPod computing platforms. With iTMP's SMHEART LINK wireless bridge, athletes can track their cardio workouts anywhere. 805-504-0066. Copyright 2008 iTMP Technology, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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