Firstbeat Introduces Firstbeat Sports Sensor and Live App with Movesense to Improve Coaching

Firstbeat Sports has launched its next generation Firstbeat Sports Sensor and Live app.

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Finland-based leading sports physiology company Firstbeat Sports has launched its next generation Firstbeat Sports Sensor and Live app that promises to bring focus and mobility to coaching by introducing a sensor utilizing Suunto Movesense technology, and a Live app (for iPad).

Firstbeat will be exhibiting at the WT | Wearable Technologies Show at MEDICA 2019. The world´s biggest medical trade fair is the hotspot for wearable technologies in the healthcare segment where decision-makers from all over the world come together. At the WT | Wearables Technologies Joint Pavilion 45 exhibitors are showcasing which latest innovations and developments are available on the market today and which ones will become a part of our everyday life in the near future.

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The Live app introduces the most advanced, and efficient, real-time monitoring experience yet. Coaching staff can now access key load and intensity data – including real-time TRIMP/min for the first time – on the move and upload data with ease, reports Firstbeat.

“At Firstbeat, we work with over 1,000 elite teams and pride ourselves on providing physiological insights that give coaches, sports scientists and players the confidence to make the right decisions in pursuit of optimized performance and recovery. This new solution makes accessing these insights easier than ever before, whether on the move during practice or during post analysis. Ultimately, it allows teams to focus on optimizing player performance using Firstbeat’s advanced performance analytics,” said Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki, Firstbeat Director of Sports Performance Products.

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Key benefits of the new Firstbeat Sports Sensor and Live app include:

  • Embedded processor means continuous load calculation regardless of range
  • Effortless and automized data upload
  • Removes need for receiver or sideline laptop during practice
  • Multiple staff can access real-time data using several iPads
  • Collect data from player groups in different locations (gym rehab + main group)
  • Global compatibility
  • TRIMP/min, as well as Aerobic and Anaerobic Training Effect visible in real time. Firstbeat exclusives

The introduction of TRIMP/min as a real-time metric is a first for any player monitoring solution and can be used when trying to replicate game intensity in practice.

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Firstbeat Sports Sensor incorporates Suunto Movesense technology alongside Firstbeat’s Heart Rate Variability monitoring technology. This builds on a long-standing relationship between Suunto and Firstbeat that stands from 2004 when Firstbeat analytics were used with Suunto watches for the first time.

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Sam Draper
May 14, 2019

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