updated 07:00 pm EST, Mon December 22, 2008
iNewLeaf iPhone app
Angeion has announced iNewLeaf, an app for the iPhone and iPod touch that allows users to monitor fitness routines. The program is based on results from personal metabolic evaluations that can be administered at select health clubs. The 10-15 minute test is designed to calculate the body's response to exercise by measuring oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in each breath. Analyzed results are then used to create optimized workout plans that include heart rate, cycling speed, power and cadence. Users can view the actual calories and fat calories burned after each session.
The app requires iTMP's SMHeart Link to monitor the various information. The device works as a wireless bridge that transmits data from fitness sensors to the iPhone or Touch. Internal memory can also be used to store the workout results if the phone is not present or the connection is interrupted.
iNewLeaf is available for free from iTunes. SMHeart Link will be available soon from iTMP Technology for $150. Users can download the app and view a simulation before deciding to purchase the wireless device.