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MIO, based out of Vancouver, Canada, is a global brand and pioneer in fitness health and fitness technology, developing innovative, easy-to-use products that make heart rate training accessible for all athletes.

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Mio Global Teams Up with TomTom to Make Heart Rate Training Available to All
Mio’s Award-Winning Continuous Heart Rate Technology Is Integrated into the new TomTom Runner Cardio GPS Watch

VANCOUVER, Canada – Mio Global today announced the integration of Mio’s award-winning heart rate technology into the new TomTom Runner Cardio GPS sport watches. Mio Continuous Technology enables accurate heart rate monitoring on the wrist without the need for a chest strap. Mio has led innovation in the heart rate monitor fitness technology category with its patented electro-optical cell detection technology that measures the pulsing volume of blood flow to provide heart rate data in real time.

“By enabling brands like TomTom to use our electro-optical cell detection technology, Mio is expanding the availability of heart rate training to consumers,” said Liz Dickinson, CEO of Mio Global. “The more companies promote the benefits of heart rate training, the more consumers will be driven to find the easiest way to measure heart rate and utilize this data to reach higher performance levels.”

Mio Global’s technology has emerged as the industry standard for high performance wrist-worn heart rate monitors. Through contractual relationships with Adidas and TomTom, Mio is bringing the benefits of heart rate training to the forefront by making accurate heart rate monitoring accessible to all.

Mio’s continuous heart rate technology is at the core of all Mio products: the award-winning Mio ALPHA heart rate monitor sport watch, as well as the new Mio LINK, an affordable heart rate band recently unveiled in early 2014. It’s also featured in the Adidas miCoach SMART RUN watch. By utilizing Mio’s proprietary technology, TomTom will add heart rate data to the many valuable performance statistics it shares with users as they work to achieve their fitness goals.

“Once again, TomTom is making innovative technology accessible to everyone,” says Corinne Vigreux, managing director, TomTom Consumer. “We know that heart rate monitoring is the single most accurate way to understand how the body is responding to exercise. Now, with the launch of the Runner Cardio, all runners can easily use heart rate training to improve their performance.”

Using two green LEDs and an electro-optical cell, Mio’s Continuous Technology measures every beat of the heart in real-time. The technology is integrated into the back plate of the watch so LEDs shine light into the skin, enabling the electro-optical cell to detect the pulsing volume of blood flow. In the past, athletes have turned to chest straps to track heart rate—but now wrist-worn technology can track the body’s response to exertion with real-time heart rate measurement, leading to more efficient training and accurate progress tracking.

For more information about Mio Global, including its devices ALPHA and LINK as well as its new interactive fitness app Mio GO, visit www.mioglobal.com/pressroom. For more information about the Adidas miCoach SMART RUN watch, visit http://micoach.adidas.com/us/smartrun, and for more information about the TomTom GPS Sports watch visit http://sports.tomtom.com/en_us/.

Mio’s Latest Breakthrough Product, the Mio LINK Heart Rate Wristband, Is Now Available
Heart Rate Monitoring Training is Now Even More Accessible with Mio LINK available for only $99 with both BTLE and ANT+ Connectivity

VANCOUVER - Mio Global,makers ofthe world’s first wrist-worn technology to provide continuous, accurate heart rate monitoring at performance levels, today announced the availability of its new heart rate wristband, Mio LINK. Mio LINK is now available for sale on Mio’s website at MioGlobal.com and also at retail stores worldwide.

Mio LINK gives runners and cyclists all of the benefits of heart training without the need for an uncomfortable chest strap. Available at the incredible price of only $99 USD, Mio LINK with Bluetooth® Smart (4.0) and ANT+ transmits heart rate data to popular fitness apps, select GPS watches, cycle computers and other sport devices. Mio LINK features colored LEDs that signal the athlete’s heart rate zones as he or she is wearing it during a workout.

“Chest-worn heart rate monitors are becoming more and more obsolete,” said CEO of Mio Global, Liz Dickinson. “Consumers are turning to Mio for accurate heart rate monitoring technology that can be worn comfortably on the wrist. The Mio LINK is our latest exciting new product, making accurate heart rate training affordable and accessible to athletes of all levels.”

Mio Continuous Technology is featured in both the new Mio LINK, as well as the award-winning Mio ALPHA. This patented technology reads EKG-accurate heart rate data accurately at any speed. LEDs are integrated into the back plate of the wristband or watch, shining light into the skin, which then enables the electro-optical cell to detect the pulsing volume of blood flow measuring the heart rate in real time. Sophisticated algorithms are applied to the pulse signal to accurately track the heart rate compensating for the disturbance of other signals generated by movement.

About MIO
Mio, a recognized pioneer in health and fitness technology, is the maker of the Mio ALPHA and Mio LINK, the world’s first sport watch and sport band to provide continuous, accurate heart rate monitoring at performance levels—without a chest strap. Both devices connect to Mio’s fitness app Mio GO and other fitness apps, creating an easy way for athletes to track and record their fitness progress. Founded in 1999 by Liz Dickinson, Mio is a brand of Physical Enterprises Inc (Mio Global). Mio’s team of world-class scientists, engineers and professionals strive to help athletes reach their goals by innovating high-precision, easy-to-use technologies from the company headquarters in Vancouver, Canada.  For more information, visit www.mioglobal.com.

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