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LAS VEGAS — Driven by a determination to create the best training and coaching tools in the cycling world, 4iiii Innovations has fulfilled its promise to continually enhance its product line. Viiiiva, the company’s Heart Rate Monitor and ANT+ to Bluetooth Smart sensor bridge, was launched in 2013. The company has since been enhancing Viiiiva for 2014. Free over-the-air upgradeable features will now be available to all Viiiiva users in 4Q2014.
“Viiiiva, like all of our products, is built on a platform that is continually evolving and improving. With free over-the-air upgrades it stays current and keeps increasing in function and value,” said Kip Fyfe, 4iiii Innovations CEO. “For athletes, it is like an investment in their future training!”
Viiiiva features File Saving, which will allow its users to leave their phone at home and still track their workouts by saving .FIT files. And with the newly added ANT+ Fitness Equipment Profile, athletes can bridge gym equipment workouts to their phones during the indoor season. The company’s wrist based heart rate monitor Viva Mini is expected to ship with basic heart rate functionality in 4Q14.
4iiii is pleased to announce that now Android users can take advantage of all the great features of Viiiiva. Viiiiva users will be able to access mobile account set up, firmware updates and pairing ANT+ sensors for bridging to Bluetooth Smart apps from their supported Android devices. A list of supported devices is available at Viiiiva.
4iiii Innovations is also announcing 4Q availability of Sidekick, an independent, external GPS positioning pod that is meant to offload an athlete’s phone based GPS. Sidekick’s GPS can run 6 hours continually, saving cell phone battery during long rides so riders never have to worry about being without power.
The company’s Cliiiimb app has also evolved, moving up to version 2.0 in 2014 with an updated user interface and improved features allowing athletes to take their Strava experience to the next level.
“2014 has been a busy year thus far at 4iiii Innovations!” said Fyfe. “Our engineering and design team is forever committed to providing athletes with the information they need simply and in real time. Keep tuned for exciting new product announcements.”
4iiii Innovations is a leader in the design and manufacturing of wearable technology. The Company’s products are based on an innovative platform that provides field upgradeable sensors and Liiiink connectivity. They include Cliiiimb, the Sportiiii heads-up audio visual data display and Viiiiva, a heart rate monitor that connects a full suite of sensors to a Smartphone; providing serious athletes with real-time and precise measurement of personal performance parameters.
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4iiii Innovations today announced three products at CES in Las Vegas that take wearable sensors to a whole new level. Built on a 4iiii open API, with both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart wireless communications (Liiiink), these new water tight hardware platforms open a myriad of possibilities for creative developers.
“Not only are these consumer products innovative in their own right, but the power of the hardware in these small pod devices will also open up any number of possibilities to developers looking for hardware to enhance their current app, or for creating new ones,” said 4iiii CEO Kip Fyfe. “Our hardware sensors can easily be integrated into third party apps to enable relevant solutions to both niche user groups and the masses. They are designed to be simple, dependable and robust. These pods are watertight enough to go through the washing machine!”
The three products announced today are the Viiiiva Mini a strapless Heart Rate Monitor, FYiiii, a haptic notification pod and SideKiiiick GPS. Product overviews are attached to this release. All three can be previewed at the 4iiii booth.
An example might be an app that relies on GPS which quickly drains a battery. If someone was hiking and relying on their phone for emergencies, they wouldn’t need to access GPS on their phone.This technology would allow the GPS smartphone app to offload its location services, saving the phone’s battery.
“Our engineers have developed this platform of technology that can transcend the sport based applications, allowing developers to integrate field upgradeable sensor data into everyday products.”
The founders of 4iiii continue to assert their engineering and technology expertise in the realm of wearable sensors. 4iiiii is founded and run by two of the same co-founders who started Dynastream Innovations Inc., a company that pioneered monitoring platforms including the patented highly accurate speed and distance foot pods, and ANT+ ultra-low power wireless protocol, commonly used in sport and wellness monitoring devices. Dynastream was sold to Garmin Ltd. in 2006.
“At 4iiii we develop products on open platforms because we believe that interoperability of sensors enables users to choose relevant, customized applications that keep the complexity low and the rewards for their efforts high.”
4iiii Innovations is a leader in the design and manufacturing of wearable technology. The Company’s products are based on an innovative platform that provides field upgradeable sensors and Liiiink connectivity. They include Cliimb, the Sportiiii heads-up audio visual data display and Viiiiva, a heart rate monitor that connects a full suite of sensors to a Smartphone; providing serious athletes with real-time and precise measurement of personal performance parameters.
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Sidekiiiick by 4iiii Innovations
Sidekiiiick lets your favourite GPS smartphone app offload its location services thereby saving precious battery power. Sidekiiiick receives GPS/GLONAS/Galileo information such as coordinates (latitude/longitude), speed, time and height, and sends the data to a smartphone using Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) or ANT+ for up to 10 hours between charges. Using the 4iiii API, GPS apps can provide more hours of use, so users can go farther and longer with their favourite app.
FYiiii by 4iiii Innovations
FYiiii is a wearable sensor the size of a few stacked quarters that gives an assured push to users for important reminders and smartphone notifications immediately and discreetly. It is also available to app developers with the 4iiii API. FYiiii is perfect for people who miss notifications and phone calls because their ringer is off or can’t be heard. FYiiiii enables users to be reached even when for instance a phone ringer is muted inside a purse or backpack. Whatever notifications you receive on your smartphone can be selected and pushed to FYiiii: calls, texts, calendar appointments, Facebook and Twitter notifications…imagine the possibilities. Notifications can even tell you when a timer elapses…never burn dinner again!
Viiiiva Mini by 4iiii Innovations
Viiiiva Mini is a Heart Rate monitor that can be worn almost anywhere on the body 24 hours a day for a week between charges. Viiiiva Mini stands apart from the competition because it can integrate easily to apps providin heart rate so that users can finally get credit for low movement activities like yoga meanwhile filtering ‘false-positive’ activity like driving down a bumpy road.
The full information set is provided to the user via 4iiii’s smartphone apps and an open API for developers. This release will include:
activity level (measured in points)
number of steps
Users can also set up simple cues and notifications delivered discreetly throughout the day via the on-board vibrator, and a tri-color LED. For example, the user may set up an hourly vibe reminder to drink water, and a vibe/LED alert to indicate that heart rate is too high.
COCHRANE, AB (January 3, 2014) — Cliiiimb by 4iiii Innovations, the latest technology success story coming out of Cochrane, AB is a finalist in the Mobile App Showdown at CES in Las Vegas, January 7-14, 2014.
Cliiiimb is one of 10 apps competing for the top prize on a global stage with only one other Canadian company.
According to CES, the annual International electronics and technology consumer tradeshow is where those who shape the future gather.
“We are excited to contribute to the future of technology,” said 4iiii CEO Kip Fyfe. “Cliiiimb is a unique combination of a wearable hardware sensor and a smartphone app that engages riders and runners during their segments by giving them real time audio and visual feedback on where they are relative to their training partner.”
4iiii Innovations will present Cliiiimb at CES in the Mobile App Showdown. The company will also take the opportunity while at CES to launch their latest technology that has been developed on an open API so any developer can build upon it.
The founders of 4iiii continue to assert their engineering and technology expertise in the realm of wearable sensors. 4iiiii is founded and run by the same team who started Dynastream Innovations Inc., a company that pioneered the development of new monitoring platforms including the ANT+ ultra-low power protocol which enables a majority of sport monitoring devices on the market today.
“You wonʼt want to miss where we take this next!” said Fyfe.
4iiii Innovations is a leader in the design and manufacturing of wearable technology. The Company’s products include Cliimb, the Sportiiii heads-up audio visual data display and Viiiiva, a heart rate monitor that connects a full suite of sensors to a Smartphone; providing serious athletes with real-time and precise measurement of personal performance parameters.
For more information about the CES Mobile Apps Showdown please visit: http://mobileappsshowdown.com/vote/
For more information on Cliiiimb and 4iiii Innovations both in advance and during CES please contact:
Olympic Gold Medalist Simon Whitfield knows the importance science and technology play in the success of an athlete. That is why he is partnering with 4iiii Innovations to inspire product design in the realm of wearable technology.
“4iiii is ahead of the curve as far as providing athletes with intuitive, real-time data,” said Whitfield. “They understand the role that precise performance measurement plays both in an athlete’s training and in competing successfully. That’s why I’m excited to not only contribute to the design, but also test what they have already developed!”
4iiii Innovations is a Cochrane, Alberta based company leading the pack in wearable technology designed for athletes. The company develops technologies that improve sports performance and make the athlete’s world safer.
“Our products provide a timely, real-time flow of data that is important to the athlete in order to improve their performance,” said Kip Fyfe, CEO of 4iiii. “We are thrilled to partner with Simon. Who better than an Olympic champion to ensure our products are both practical and relevant – delivering what athletes want and need.”
Simon Whitfield is one of Canada’s most celebrated athletes. In addition to winning Gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and Silver in Beijing in 2008, he has claimed 10 consecutive Canadian Traithlete Championships. He lives in Victoria, BC and is involved in a number of initiatives intended to encourage, coach and train aspiring athletes. Whitfield was a keynote speaker and ran in the 10K this weekend at the Calgary Marathon, the oldest marathon in Canada.
Prior to launching 4iiii Innovations, CEO Kip Fyfe started Dynastream Innovations Inc., another Cochrane based company that pioneered the development of wearable technology platforms for wireless and running applications. Garmin Ltd. purchased Dynastream in 2006.
About 4iiii Innovations
4iiii Innovations is a leader in the design and manufacture of wearable technology. The company’s products include the Sportiiii heads-up audio visual data display and Viiiiva, a heart rate monitor that connects a full suite of sensors to a Smartphone; providing serious athletes with real-time and precise measurement of personal performance parameters.
Please see attached B-Roll and official photo on Google Drive.
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Victoria Brilz, CMO