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Category: Fitness Technology

Connected Strength Training

How a New Data Source Fueled the Connected Cycling Boom

This post originally appeared on the Fitness Industry Technology Council’s blog, and was co-authored by Karl Etzel from Firstbeat Technologies, and Paul Lockington from the FIT-C Advisory Board. Up until the late 1990’s, cyclists based their training programs on distance, speed, pedaling cadence and occasionally heart rate.  In the early 90’s a German company called SRM…
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How Much is the World’s Best Strength Training Data Set Worth?

It depends, of course, on what we (and you) can do with it. Value of data maps to the value of the products and services built on the data. To create experiences people love, the data should be: Broad. Because fitness preferences are fragmented. Deep. Because if you know interesting things, you can build stickier…
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Club Owner’s Guide to Opportunities in “Connected Strength”

Club operators – especially the big ones – get to influence and participate in the billion-dollar ‘connected strength’ training opportunity without risking any up-front capital. This is a guide to help you wield this power responsibly. Connected cycling offers important historical context In 2005 the first wireless, connected power meters hit the market. Only a…
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ShapeLog Named as CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree

ShapeLog’s Connected Strength Training hardware and data platform has been selected as a CES 2018 Innovation Awards honoree in the Fitness, Sports and Biotech product category. 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…
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Strength Tracking Hardware Desgin “Lookbook” for Fitness Equipment Manufacturers

ShapeLog’s patented strength tracking sensors and one-of-a-kind API provide the foundation for standardized strength training data. Our boards and data hubs are now available to select manufacturing partners. The new ‘lookbook’ provides a detailed description of how the sensors can be used in the field. In some cases ShapeLog will bring these finished products into…
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Longer Battery Life + More Exercises: How Connected Strength Training Just Got Better

After piloting in a commercial gym environment for more than a year and gathering one of the biggest strength training data sets on the planet, we redesigned the ‘brain’ of our patented hardware. Here’s how ShapeLog’s new PCB outperforms our original board: Better power management for significantly improved battery life Onboard battery charging capability from…
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Boring but Important: New ShapeLog Strength Training API

Developers of digital health and fitness products now have access to a rich new dataset: ShapeLog’s strength training data is now available to partners via the ShapeLog API. The data is standardized, portable, and consumable by any app, wearable, or software platform where users track strength training performance. APIs are like offensive linemen – boring…
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ShapeLog Newest Member of the ANT+ Alliance

ShapeLog has joined Life Fitness, Johnson Health Tech, Precor, Strava, Garmin, Wahoo, and dozens of other leading fitness technology companies as ANT+ Alliance Business Members. This week is the annual ANT Wireless Symposium in Banff, Alberta Canada – we couldn’t be more excited attend as an official member of the community. What is ANT? The…
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ShapeLog’s Super Power: Automatic User Identification

ShapeLog is a digital detective that uses deductive reasoning to learn who you are. Most people don’t understand or appreciate the most innovative ShapeLog feature when they first hear it: We can authenticate users based purely on their workout data. So consumers don’t need to bother with bluetooth pairing or RFID or QR codes. They…
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How My Cross Country Team Started Using ShapeLog

ShapeLog’s “Team Strength Day” program started as a brainstorming session:  How could I incorporate my own experiences and ShapeLog’s technology?   I am a high school cross country runner that sat out half my junior season because of an injury. The injury was not from a fall during a distance workout, but a strength training…
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