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Technology Working Group 
Success Through Collaboration 
Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? 
Bryan O’Rourke, Dave Johnso...
Technology Working Group 
Success Through Collaboration 
fittechcouncil.org | @fitetechcouncil 
NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER A...
3 
What Is Networked Fitness? 
The Internet Of Things Is Here 
Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? 
Consumer Dependence O...
What Is Networked Fitness ? 
The Internet Of Things Is Creating XX Devices By 2016. 
4 
What Is Networked Fitness ?
What Is Networked Fitness ? 
The Seamless Connection Of Equipment, 
Sensors, Applications and Devices That 
Provide Enhanc...
6 Why ? Consumer Experience Is The New Marketing
7 Consumer Connectivity Via Smartphones Continues To Grow
Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? 
A Surge of New Consumer Devices 
This means a growing marketplace 
8
Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? 
9 
The FUTURE Of WELLNESS 
IS CONNECTED HEALTH 
Consumer Expectations Regarding Conv...
10 Apps Are A Big Part Of The Smartphone Environment
Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? 
Creates A Better Customer Experience Inside & Outside Clubs 
11
Opportunities Networked Fitness 
Creates For Suppliers & The Industry 
A Clearer Path Drives Innovation And 
Adoption At L...
Opportunities Networked Fitness 
Creates For Suppliers & The Industry 
Other Industries Prove Interoperability Grows The M...
Opportunity: Risk Mitigation For Equipment 
Manufacturers Through Asset Management 
Documented Maintenance & Warranty Peri...
Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? 
15 Market Fragged Inside & Outside
Opportunities Networked Fitness 
Creates For Suppliers & The Industry 
The Fitness Industry Technology Council Will Establ...
Solving The Fitness Industry Problem 
17 
A Standardized Solution To Solve The Data 
Gathering Problem Is Needed
Working Group Objectives 
TOOLS AVAILABLE 
FOR PARTICIPANTS 
1. Reliable Data Communications Among Brands and 
Between Hig...
Solving The Fitness Industry Problem 
Initially Cardio 
Then Group, Strength & Other 
A Standardized Solution To Solve 
AP...
Working Group Objectives 
2. A Global Standard Fitness API 
20
Pooling Of Resources 
What Will This Allow ? Better Innovations For Market 
21 
Engineering Experience From Across Industr...
Upcoming Agenda 
Working Session Webinars 
22 
11/11/14 – Networked Systems and API’s Presenters Phil Rankine (ECOFIT) and...
Upcoming Agenda 
IHRSA Meeting 2015 - Discussion Of Outcomes & Path Forward 
23 
FIT-C Meeting With Industry Leaders AT IH...
Join Us 
Become A 
Member 
Success through 
collaboration 
marketing@fittechcouncil.org 
Bryan O’Rourke 
Bryan@Fittechcoun...
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Why Networked Fitness Is Important - FITC Webinar 10.14.2014

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Bryan O'Rourke and Dave Johnson explore how networked fitness is chaning the industry and more importantly how the Fitness Industry Technology Council's working group will create interoperability standards that can grow the industry.

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Why Networked Fitness Is Important - FITC Webinar 10.14.2014

  1. 1. Technology Working Group Success Through Collaboration Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? Bryan O’Rourke, Dave Johnson PLEASE MUTE YOUR PHONE OR MICROPHONE RECORDING OF WEBINAR WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON FITTECHCOUNCIL.ORG 1 fittechcouncil.org Why Is Network Fitness Important For The Industry ? What Should Equipment Manufacturers, Device Makers and Developers Do? The Fitness Industry Technology Council’s Working Group Has Answers.
  2. 2. Technology Working Group Success Through Collaboration fittechcouncil.org | @fitetechcouncil NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER AND JOIN THE WORKING GROUP MANY BENEFITS TO FITC MEMBERSHIP 2 Marketing@fittechcouncil.org
  3. 3. 3 What Is Networked Fitness? The Internet Of Things Is Here Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? Consumer Dependence On Technology Has Evolved Opportunities Networked Fitness Creates For Suppliers Pursuing Solo Strategies Creates Great Risks Why The FITC Technology Working Group Matters Outcomes and Benefits To Manufacturers and Developers 1 2 3 4 “When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” - John Richardson
  4. 4. What Is Networked Fitness ? The Internet Of Things Is Creating XX Devices By 2016. 4 What Is Networked Fitness ?
  5. 5. What Is Networked Fitness ? The Seamless Connection Of Equipment, Sensors, Applications and Devices That Provide Enhanced Customer Experience And Facility Management 5
  6. 6. 6 Why ? Consumer Experience Is The New Marketing
  7. 7. 7 Consumer Connectivity Via Smartphones Continues To Grow
  8. 8. Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? A Surge of New Consumer Devices This means a growing marketplace 8
  9. 9. Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? 9 The FUTURE Of WELLNESS IS CONNECTED HEALTH Consumer Expectations Regarding Convenience Are Rising. Banking, Shopping, Health.
  10. 10. 10 Apps Are A Big Part Of The Smartphone Environment
  11. 11. Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? Creates A Better Customer Experience Inside & Outside Clubs 11
  12. 12. Opportunities Networked Fitness Creates For Suppliers & The Industry A Clearer Path Drives Innovation And Adoption At Lower Costs With Less Risk 12
  13. 13. Opportunities Networked Fitness Creates For Suppliers & The Industry Other Industries Prove Interoperability Grows The Market 13
  14. 14. Opportunity: Risk Mitigation For Equipment Manufacturers Through Asset Management Documented Maintenance & Warranty Periods 14
  15. 15. Why Is Networked Fitness Important ? 15 Market Fragged Inside & Outside
  16. 16. Opportunities Networked Fitness Creates For Suppliers & The Industry The Fitness Industry Technology Council Will Establish Interoperability Standards To Enable Easier And More Seamless Integration For Suppliers. 16
  17. 17. Solving The Fitness Industry Problem 17 A Standardized Solution To Solve The Data Gathering Problem Is Needed
  18. 18. Working Group Objectives TOOLS AVAILABLE FOR PARTICIPANTS 1. Reliable Data Communications Among Brands and Between High-End And Low-End Equipment 18
  19. 19. Solving The Fitness Industry Problem Initially Cardio Then Group, Strength & Other A Standardized Solution To Solve API Challenges Is Needed 19
  20. 20. Working Group Objectives 2. A Global Standard Fitness API 20
  21. 21. Pooling Of Resources What Will This Allow ? Better Innovations For Market 21 Engineering Experience From Across Industry Software Experience From Across Industry Stakeholder Input From Across Industry – Not Just A Subset Cost Reductions Input from Valuable 3rd Parties And Stakeholders Valuable End User Input For Desired Outcomes
  22. 22. Upcoming Agenda Working Session Webinars 22 11/11/14 – Networked Systems and API’s Presenters Phil Rankine (ECOFIT) and Chuck Freedman (Mashery) 12/09/15 - ANT+ and Bluetooth Presenter Paul Lockington (Garmin) 01/13/15 - Asset Management Presenters Phil Rankine (ECOFIT) & Tom Strickland (Fitness EMS) Session 02/10/15 - Health Apps and Wearable devices Presenters Brent Drake (MapMyFitness) and Mike Leveque (My Zone) 03/3/15 - The Diamond Field Project (open standard premium fitness console) Presenter Michael Haedrich (Intel) The Internet of Things and Fitness.
  23. 23. Upcoming Agenda IHRSA Meeting 2015 - Discussion Of Outcomes & Path Forward 23 FIT-C Meeting With Industry Leaders AT IHRSA First Global FITC Summit September 2015
  24. 24. Join Us Become A Member Success through collaboration marketing@fittechcouncil.org Bryan O’Rourke Bryan@Fittechcouncil.org @bryankorourke @fittechcouncil 24

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