Heartbeat Analytics by Firstbeat Powers New Gear Fit, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Galaxy S5

February 25, 2014

Firstbeat turns complex biosignals into accurate user-friendly feedback. Four new Samsung products include next-generation body analytics technology by Firstbeat.

Firstbeat technology is based on physiological research and advanced heart rate variability (HRV) modeling. Firstbeat creates a digital replicate of the user’s physiology based on the heartbeat signal.

Firstbeat’s analytics in Samsung Gear provide personalized real-time information on the progress and results of your workout by deploying the device’s optical heart rate sensor. The feedback is also available when connecting the new Samsung GALAXY S5 with a heartbeat sensor. 

“The technology analyzes how your body is actually working, and offers user-friendly feedback for improving your physical fitness, tailored to your own level. No more guesswork, the product will for example tell whether your exercise is sufficient to maintain or improve your fitness level,” says Aki Pulkkinen, Director of Consumer Technologies at Firstbeat.

“For its flagship products, Samsung has chosen the best technology. The products will help you to exercise according to your individual needs. The Firstbeat analytics acts as a personal coach”, says Aki Pulkkinen

“The technology has recently gained popularity due to its robustness and capacity to provide rich and reliable personalized information. Today there are more than 25 Analyzed by Firstbeat consumer products in the market, ranging from heart rate monitors and wearables to smartphones and eBikes”, says Firstbeat CEO Joni Kettunen

For further information, please contact:

Joni Kettunen, CEO, Firstbeat Technologies Oy
joni.kettunen@firstbeat.fi, tel. +358 50 324 088

Aki Pulkkinen, Director of Consumer Technologies Firstbeat Technologies Ltd., aki.pulkkinen@firstbeat.fi, tel. +358 440 877 652

Mari Hirvelä, Marketing Communications assistant, Firstbeat Technologies Ltd. mari.hirvela@firstbeat.fi

What is Firstbeat? Firstbeat is a leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and well-being. We analyze raw physiological data and turn it into valuable personalized feedback about your stress, recovery, training and fitness. Our technology is in use by hundreds of elite sports teams, thousands of corporations, and millions of consumers to improve their performance and well-being.