For all the sports, fitness and wellness enthusiasts, there are two upcoming products that would definitely interest you. KaHa recently launched their second generation Smart Fitness T-Shirt that would be useful and beneficial to all sports, fitness and wellness enthusiasts. Along with the second generation Smart Fitness T-Shirt, there is a smart module by KaHa that tracks ECG, live heart rate, heart rate variance, V02 Max and other health parameters.
KaHa is a Singapore-based technology company, that has offices in Singapore, China, India and Switzerland. COVE, a registered brand of KaHa, is a patented end-to-end IoT SMART wearables platform and provides a one-stop solution for brands to bring exciting smart wearables to their customers, with reduced go-to-market time and costs. For more information, please visit www.coveiot.com
At the recent wearables and technology event held at Matrix Biopolis, I visited the COVE Technology Exhibit booth and I saw their second generation Smart Fitness T-Shirt and smart module. Being a runner myself (I need to pick up again since I have been slacking and lazing), a sports and fitness enthusiast, this smart module caught my interest, it reminds me of the technology used in professional sports that we saw on news and television, whereby professional football/sports teams use them during their training for monitoring health and fitness levels. This smart module by KaHa allows sports, fitness and wellness enthusiasts to have access to more information and advanced health/fitness data, for both personal health, sports, safety and medical analysis and information usage that might not seem accessible previously to the general sports, fitness and wellness general community.
I am looking forward to the final product and implementation of the second generation Smart Fitness T-Shirt and smart module, this combination would be ideal for sports, fitness and wellness enthusiasts, from runners to gym/fitness centre enthusiasts. Keep a lookout for COVE Technology and their second generation Smart Fitness T-Shirt and smart module, coming soon (from September 2019 onwards in Singapore), based on my understanding during my conversation with KaHa at the recent wearables and technology event held at Matrix Biopolis.
Let me share more information on KaHa second generation Smart Fitness T-Shirt below:
Second Generation Smart Fitness T-Shirt
Expanding on the functionalities of the first-generation Smart Fitness T-shirt, the new Smart Fitness T-shirt is spun with conductive yarn that extends the signal to varying areas of the apparel, allowing the Smart module to be placed at other places on the shirt. This provides increasedflexibility and creativity when it comes toT-shirt design and convenience for the user. Thenew generation of Smart T-shirt comes with increased ergonomic functions, allowing wearers to feel comfortable and stylish in it not only when working out but also for everyday use.
“Through our partnership with A*STAR SIMTech, we have been able to evolve our offerings with the creation of the Second-Generation Smart Fitness T-Shirt,” said Pawan Gandhi, Founder and CEO of KaHa Pte Ltd. “As a homegrown brand with a mission to transform the local smart wearables ecosystem, we are always looking for ways to improve our existing products and services and to introduce the Internet of Things to consumers that would help elevate their everyday life.”
The Smart Fitness T-shirt is connected to KaHa’s smart module and mobile app that tracks ECG, live heart rate, heart rate variance, V02Max and other health parameters. Bringing fun into fitness and health, features also include Preparation Plan, Run Tracker and Gamification.
Pawan also added, “Without the need for additional wearables or monitoring equipment when they exercise, the Smart Fitness T-shirt will also help with health and fitness management, with KaHa’s platform allowing consumers to assess and analyse their workout and body condition.”
Growing Influence of Wearables in Healthcare and Personal Safety
In recent years, the demand for improving healthcare tracking and people taking their health more seriously have grown, with the astounding advancements in wearable technology and IoT helping to enhance the consumer’s ability to track their health, lifestyle and fitness journeys.
In Singapore, revenue in the Wearables segment amounts to US$15 million in 2019, based on a Statista report. It is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2019-2023) of 7.7%, resulting in a market volume of US$21 million by 2023. User penetration is 5.4% in 2019 and is expected to hit 5.6% by 2023. According to Singapore research institute A*STAR SIMTech, Smart wearable tech will drive innovation and productivity in all sectors of Singapore’s economy.
KaHa has understood the need for improving capabilities of wearables and have ensured that their latest improvements to their IoT ecosystem and wearables come equipped with the ability to not only track the vitals, but to also capture abnormalities in the user’s everyday life and to alert them of any unusual activity detected, empowering them to take control of their health.
* Information and pictures courtesy of KaHa and Blue Totem Communications *