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Posted on November 07, 2017

Spotlight on Suunto

Movesense Starts Sensor Shipments to Accelerate Motion-Sensing Technology
 
SDK opens opportunities to expand collection and analysis of performance data for over 8,000 sports and various industries.
 
 
Suunto is making it easier to rapidly develop and bring to market new, more accurate motion-sensing solutions with Movesense, a sophisticated sensor and software developer kit (SDK) that is now available in mass production version. In industries as diverse as sports, agriculture, manufacturing, and health care, Movesense can cut motion-sensing product development from years to hours.
 
The Movesense sensor, which is just 1.44 inches in diameter and 0.35 ounces, includes a built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and temperature sensor. Versatile enough to replace years of hardware development for a startup and to integrate with established companies' existing products, Movesense provides comprehensive data that can improve athletic performance, track livestock, spot equipment failures, and aid rehabilitation programs, among other varied applications.
 
"The Movesense SDK offers developers and engineers a powerful engine for motion-sensing applications," said Terho Lahtinen, Senior Manager, Future Concepts at Movesense. "Developing, designing, and manufacturing hardware from scratch can take years and millions of dollars, draining the momentum of startups and enterprises alike. With Movesense, companies can leapfrog development to the actual application, focusing on their area of expertise and what will actually deliver value to customers."
 
The development environment includes an open internal API, software libraries for building compatible mobile apps for iOS and Android, and common, low-cost developer tools. The Movesense sensor:
• Is the first consumer grade sensor that can run in-device apps in microcontroller environment
• Is swim- and shock-proof, suitable for any sport
• Is based on Suunto design and development; it also benefits from Amer Sports sourcing power
• Offers the world's thinnest snap connection that makes any piece of apparel and gear ready for smart features in a smooth and subtle way
• Features a user-replaceable battery and state-of-the-art ultra-low-power components
• Is one of the lightest and smallest sports sensors on the market at just 0.35 ounces (10 grams) with the battery
• Has available co-labeling options
 
"I've read estimates that there are more than 8,000 sports played in the world, but most of them are not measured at all. In every sport, however, there are participants who want to improve, and measurement can help," said Lahtinen. "Movesense democratizes motion data, and by opening the SDK, we expect developers to make possible applications and data-driven insights that we haven't even considered yet."
 
Learn more and order the Movesense SDK at www.movesense.com External Link.
 
About Movesense
 
Movesense is an open development environment for motion-sensing solutions. Developed in Finland by Suunto, a leading manufacturer of sports watches and dive computers, its easy and innovative tools accelerate measuring and sensing applications across sports, health care, manufacturing, and more. Learn more at www.movesense.com External Link.
 
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