Dallas, TX, October 02, 2014 –(PR.com)– It may not tell time, but with the Spree SmartCap, you won’t need a chest strap, an armband or even a fancy watch to monitor your fitness regimen.
And now, by popular demand, you won’t be tied to just one technology platform either. Spree Wearables, the company that recently introduced the world’s smartest fitness monitor, announced today that it has released an Android-compatible app for its cutting-edge product.
“It’s nice to see a certain Cupertino-based company signal its planned entry into the wearables space, but we’ve been here for nearly a year now and the Spree SmartCap offers more fitness monitoring capability than even their futuristic watch promises,” said Peter Linke, president of Spree Wearables.
Linke also announced that Brookstone, the nationwide specialty retailer, has added the Spree SmartCap to its online store.
The SmartCap, which allows athletes to ditch their chest strap for a comfortable running hat, now communicates seamlessly with the two most popular smartphone platforms. Users need only pair the monitor with a Bluetooth Smart-enabled device running iOS Version 7 or Android Version 4.4 or higher.
Recognized as a “Best in Show” product by Sports Illustrated at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Spree is the first and only fitness device that tracks heart rate without the use of a cumbersome chest strap, and monitors body temperature, movement and a variety of additional metrics as well. The Spree SmartCap is so easy to use and comfortable, it does what most wearables fail to do: It becomes a natural extension of the athlete’s body.
“We’ve gotten rave reviews from virtually all of our initial customers, but we got an earful from Android users who couldn’t connect their SmartCaps with their devices,” said Linke. “I’m pleased to say that our developers worked overtime and got the Android app running ahead of schedule. So if you’ve been waiting, we thank you for your patience and invite you to order your SmartCap today.”
As a wearable, the Spree SmartCap is groundbreaking in that it combines all of the necessary data in a product that most athletes wear anyway – a comfortable cap. No wires, no chest strap, no wristwatch…just put it on and go.
“We learned during the development of this product that the commonly used chest strap monitoring devices are irritating to wear and often provide inaccurate performance data,” said Linke. “As a result, we developed the Spree SmartCap, which leverages our patented biosensor technology in a comfortable wearable.”
Developed by Dallas-based Spree Wearables, Inc. (formerly Hothead Technologies, Inc.), the Spree SmartCap stands apart from other fitness monitors by analyzing the three most important variables in every fitness routine – body temperature, movement and heart rate – all in one easy-to-use device. The unique design measures directly from the forehead using medical grade technology. The SmartCap also insulates from the sun, and because the device measures temperature as an added component, it provides a true measurement of caloric burn along with heart rate.
The Spree SmartCap is now available for purchase online at SpreeWearables.com, Amazon.com and Brookstone.com.
About Spree Wearables
Based in Dallas, Texas, Spree Wearables (formerly Hothead Technologies, Inc.) is a leading provider of wireless biosensor solutions, including the revolutionary Spree SmartCap. Its patented and proprietary systems are at the forefront of performance measurement systems and are currently used to help prevent heat-related illness in athletes, firefighters and industrial workers. Spree Wearables is a wholly owned subsidiary of IDENTEC Group AG. Spree Wearables’ solutions have earned national recognition, including Popular Science magazine’s prestigious “Best of What’s New” Award.
About IDENTEC Group
IDENTEC Group is a leading, advanced wireless solutions provider that capitalizes and grows companies in global business-to-business and business-to-consumer wireless markets. Recognized worldwide for its patented, award-winning wireless solutions in a multitude of industries, IDENTEC Group member companies develop and market innovative wireless solutions that identify, measure, track and trace assets and people across the value chain, delivering actionable information through the cloud. IDENTEC Group works with its member companies on issues ranging from capitalization and development of business models and strategies to operations and shared technology, sourcing efficiencies and mutual customer relationships. For more information, visit identecgroup.com.
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