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New Tools from Movesense Saved Customers over Three Decades in Wearable Development

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Movesense, the ready-to-use motion sensor and development environment built to fuel the design of wearables, announced today that it has now shipped over 700 software development kits to teams developing devices for sports, healthcare, entertainment, and industrial applications globally. Ten companies using Movesense are on the market now, with 40 more close to production just one year after its firmware completed beta testing.

Since its inception, the company has introduced several upgrades to its platform to give companies and development teams the tools to further accelerate the launch of wearable products. In 2018, several startups relied on Movesense to take their product to market from inception to pilot in a matter of months.

“We’re bringing five companies to CES, each showing new products that take advantage of Movesense, three of which launched within a year of finding us,” said Terho Lahtinen, Senior Manager, Future Concepts at Movesense. “We’re speeding development by lowering the barriers to entry in the wearables market.”

Suunto started developing Movesense for its own line of smartwatches in 2015, but soon realized that the technology was in demand from a broader, growing market with a need for programmable smart sensors. Because its open development environment is easy to use, early adopters of Movesense have been able to focus on smaller sports in which there are few products, but in which there is high demand for equipment that measures form, technique, and speed in a methodical manner.

“To build a new smart sensor as part of a wearable, a company might need to spend more than 10,000 engineering hours and millions of dollars,” Lahtinen said. “That’s more than two years of effort and significant financial investment. Those figures have proven prohibitive for many startups. In fact, some of our partners adopted the Movesense platform after years of struggling to create their own hardware. We estimate that we’ve saved our customers who have launched products nearly three decades in combined development time, while also lowering costs.”

Beyond Pulse is one of the companies that has successfully launched in the past year. The company developed a smart belt and easy-to-use app that coaches to collect and clearly interpret data tied to health and performance of players. The Beyond Pulse Belt tracks athletes’ heart rate, active participation, distance covered, speed, and training load. By simplifying this type of product, which traditionally has only been available to professional teams, and making it widely available via iOS and Android, Beyond Pulse is targeting the large youth sports market.

“The passion and collaboration of the Movesense team struck me, and the hardware was ready to go,” said Marc-Andre Maillet, founder of Beyond Pulse. “Since the platform had the tools we needed to launch a product in months, we were able to focus on the things that mattered to our business -- the app, the data analytics, the software development, and the user experience.”

The 1.44-inch, 0.35-ounce sensor includes a built-in gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, and temperature sensor. The sensors feature built-in memory for logging data, as well as Bluetooth connectivity to transmit it.

The upgrades to the Movesense platform include:

  • Accelerated data analysis capabilities through partnerships with IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure
  • The addition of the Movesense Sensor Plugin for Unity 3D, the leading 3D visualization platform. The Unity 3D plug-in makes it easy to gather real-time data via Bluetooth Low Energy. The package includes examples of visualization and documentation to quickly start a project.
  • A PC Simulator build that speeds up software development significantly
  • New 3rd party modules that allow developers to share features with other developers
  • The introduction of attachment accessories for the Movesense sensor to ease product development. The accessories, including clothing clips, surface mounts and straps, offer various practical ways to attach Movesense sensors to the location to be measured.
  • Through Xamarin, a set of tools from Microsoft that allow developers using Visual Studio on PC or Mac to develop native apps for Android, iOS and Windows using C# and .NET.
  • Compression of framework size that allows for a 20kB increase in flash memory. This frees up resources so developers can concentrate on actual user value and building their business.

For more information on Movesense, please visit movesense.com. For images of Movesense hardware, please click here.

About Movesense

Movesense is an open development environment for motion-sensing solutions. Developed in Finland by Suunto, its easy and innovative tools accelerate measuring and sensing applications across sports, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, and more. Learn more at www.movesense.com/.

Developers interested in incorporating Movesense motion-sensing technology into their prototypes or current products can order a software development kit here.

About Suunto

Suunto is a Finnish manufacturer of world renowned sports watches, dive computers and precision instruments for the toughest conditions. Find out more about the company and its products at www.suunto.com.

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