Vital Connect and SweetWater Health Turn Up the Performance of Wearable Fitness Devices and Apps with More Meaningful Biometrics
May 8, 2014—Los Gatos, CA—Elite athletes, their trainers and weekend warriors striving to reach the next level in their fitness endeavors can now more accurately track and evaluate workouts with the introduction of SweetBeat HRV™. The latest release of the popular heart rate variability app from SweetWater Health, SweetBeat HRV™ is now available in conjunction with the HealthPatch™, an advanced medical-grade biosensor from Vital Connect. Designed to replace chest strap and wristband fitness tracking technology, the HealthPatch™ provides a comprehensive set of biometrics for monitoring and improving fitness levels.
Utilizing the advanced biosensor technology built into the HealthPatch™, SweetBeat HRV™ measures heart rate variability (HRV), stress, heart rate, steps and calories, and it assesses how these indicators interact with each other during training and throughout the day. Patent-pending correlation algorithms allow SweetBeat HRV™ to harvest insight from other health and fitness platforms and integrate that data seamlessly with the extensive biometrics from the HealthPatch™.
“We have a loyal, growing base of elite athletes and trainers who use SweetBeat regularly to manage their recovery and performance,” said Ronda Collier, CEO of SweetWater Health. “Elite athletes require the most accurate biometrics about their health and fitness level to prevent injuries and reach peak performance and SweetBeat HRV with HealthPatch met the demands of our test athletes. This is the mossophisticated solution available for elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts to reach the next performance level.”
Fitness coach, author, exercise physiologist, ex-bodybuilder and Ironman triathlete Ben Greenfield endorses SweetBeat HRV ™. “As a trainer and athlete I know it is essential to track sleep, stress levels and nervous system response to everything from food intake to workouts in order to achieve optimum fitness,” said Greenfield. “By pairing the Vital Connect HealthPatch with my SweetBeat HRV phone app, I can accurately track all aspects of my personal well-being twenty-four hours a day and get valuable feedback that allows me to make micro adjustments on the fly.”
“The HealthPatch is the ideal training companion for athletes,” said Vital Connect CEO Nersi Nazari. “The unobtrusive adhesive patch is worn on the chest and can be used to track fitness indicators twenty-four hours a day. We are excited to partner with SweetWater to deliver athletes a highly accurate, easy to use fitness tracking solution.”
SweetBeat HRV is now available to download from the Apple Store for $9.99. A HealthPatch starter kit can be purchased via the SweetBeat HRV application for an introductory price of $199 .
About Vital Connect, Inc.
Vital Connect is a Silicon Valley-based startup founded in 2011 with the goal to develop the newest generation of technologies that help address some of the most challenging healthcare issues in the world today. Vital Connect’s extensive expertise enables the company to create wireless, wearable biosensors that are small, powerful, and capable of capturing clinical-grade biometric measurements in a continuous, configurable and non-obtrusive manner. Through various partnerships, Vital Connect solutions will be available for use in hospitals, research facilities, doctor’s offices, care facilities, homes and everywhere in between. For more information, visit: www.vitalconnect.com.
About SweetWater Health, LLC:
SweetWater Health™ empowers people to proactively manage their health and fitness by providing clinical-grade heart rate variability monitoring software that detects HRV patterns related to a particular medical condition or state of wellness. SweetWater Health, located in Los Gatos, CA, was founded by Ronda Collier, who researched HRV and stress for three years before beginning product development on SweetBeat. She and her partners, Jo Beth Dow and Donna Leever, are Silicon Valley veterans with extensive experience in technology and the successful launch of high-tech startups.