December 22, 2008 in Health and Fitness (E)
[prMac.com] St. Paul, Minnesota - Angeion Corporation (NASDAQ: ANGN) has announced that its New Leaf division has partnered with iTMP Technology, Inc. to launch iNewLeaf, a unique fitness application that transforms the Apple(R) iPhone and iPod(R) touch into a fitness monitoring system based on personal metabolic test results. For a limited time, iNewLeaf will be available for free on the iPhone App Store.
New Leaf's Active Metabolic Training program and test is offered in select health clubs, personal training studios, medical fitness facilities, and performance training centers throughout North America and the UK where a simple 10-15 minute assessment determines your unique response to exercise through measurement of the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide you breathe.
This unique metabolic profile allows New Leaf to assign personalized heart rate training zones and programmed exercises to take the guesswork out of how to Make Every Workout Count. The profile also enables the tracking of the actual fuel source - fats or carbs - of your caloric burn rate. Consumers can access their information and track workouts at New Leaf's online portal, eNewLeaf.com.
Leveraging the iPhone's internet connection to eNewLeaf, iNewLeaf downloads a user's customized exercise plans and training zones as well as other data. iNewLeaf tracks not only standard metrics such as heart rate and cycling speed, power and cadence but also provides actual calories and fat calories burned, TRUcal and FATcal. After a workout, iNewLeaf effortlessly uploads the workout data to eNewLeaf without the need to perform any syncing process or procedure.
"New Leaf is once again helping redefine fitness by personalizing each workout to give you real results," said Rod Young, CEO and President of Angeion. "iNewLeaf reports TRUcal and FATcal metrics on the iPhone as you exercise, giving you an actual caloric snapshot that guides your training to improve metabolic efficiency regardless of whether your goal is to lose unwanted fat or win the next marathon," Young continued.
"Common exercise equipment, heart monitors and fitness apps provide estimates of calories burned based on basic personal settings like age, weight and gender. Some estimates are better than others, but iNewLeaf is the first truly "smart" fitness app on a smartphone because true calories are calculated based on a user's unique metabolic data and heart rate while exercising," said Michael Williams, founder and CEO of iTMP.
Additional hardware required: iTMP's SMHEART LINK is a wireless bridge from the iPhone to fitness sensors such as heart rate straps or cycling speed, cadence, and power sensors on your indoor or outdoor bikes. SMHEART LINK also stores an entire workout's worth of data, compiling information even if the iPhone is interrupted by a call or if the iPhone is not present. The result is an uninterrupted workout profile that can be reviewed during or after a workout and uploaded to New Leaf's training and tracking website, eNewLeaf.
SMHEART LINK has a suggested retail price of $149.95 (USD) and will be available for the holiday and New Year's resolution seasons online at SMHEARTLINK, where users can also find additional product information and request to receive updates. Until that time, iNewLeaf is available on the iPhone App Store running simulated heart rate data so users can see how the application monitors and manages their cardio fitness.
William J. Kullback, SVP & Chief Financial Officer, (651) 766-3492
iTMP Technology, Inc.
Michael Williams, Founder & CEO, (805) 680-7700
About Angeion Corporation Founded in 1986, Angeion Corporation acquired Medical Graphics Corporation in December 1999. Medical Graphics develops, manufactures & markets non-invasive cardiorespiratory diagnostic systems that are sold under the MedGraphics & New Leaf brand and trade names. These cardiorespiratory diagnostic systems have a wide range of applications in healthcare as well as health & fitness. The Company's products are sold internationally through distributors & in the U.S. through a direct sales force that targets heart & lung specialists located in hospitals, university-based medical centers, medical clinics & physicians' offices, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, clinical research organizations, health & fitness clubs, personal training studios.
About iTMP Technology, Inc. iTMP was founded to revolutionize the world of fitness & health metrics monitoring. iTMP has partnered with fitness industry leaders to bring cardiovascular training & cycling metrics to the iPhone & iPod computing platforms. With iTMP's SMHEART LINK wireless bridge, athletes can track their cardio workout anywhere.