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Precor’s Preva system provides massive source of in-gym workout data
To make use of workout data gathered by its Preva networked fitness solution, leading commercial fitness equipment manufacturer, Precor has launched the Preva Developer Portal, a centralised way for developers to integrate with the industry's most widely deployed networked fitness solution.
With Preva deployed in more than 1,400 commercial installations worldwide, it has become the largest source of data for in-gym workouts and fitness facilities, mobile app developers and service providers can now use Precor's open API to bring Preva data, such as individual workout summaries, lifetime metrics, goal types and progress and rewards earned, into their own apps, products and services.
Explaining the initiative, Precor Director of User Experience Dave Flynt states "since its launch in 2010, Preva has been providing the industry with a wealth of information on workout habits and trends.
"Using this data, industry stakeholders keep a firm grasp on what experiences exercisers are having in the gym, helping them better understand how best to facilitate an exerciser's fitness journey. Our data is more accurate than any survey, helping fitness players better hone in on what's needed to help consumers lead a healthier lifestyle."
Facilities use the open API to incorporate real-world Preva exerciser data into their offerings. With development, they can hold Preva achievement badge contests, where top earners are highlighted on Facebook or Twitter.
They can create a 'calories burned tracker' for their website and hold metrics-driven contests such as 'distance traveled' programs to encourage longer, more productive workouts in the gym. Mobile app and other online health services, such as those tracking activities like running or cycling, nutrition and other wellness criteria, can sync Preva exerciser data with their own solutions to improve the accuracy, applicability and value of their quantified self services.
Health rewards organisation EveryMove has already leveraged the Preva API, integrating its platform into the Preva experience. Now, when Preva exercisers link their account to EveryMove, their workout data seamlessly imports into the EveryMove platform, where they earn discounts, merchandise and charitable donations simply by exercising.
EveryMove Chief Executive Russell Benaroya explains "like Precor, EveryMove is in the business of helping people improve themselves.
"Integrating with Preva, we've been able to help exercisers record their workouts and earn rewards from popular brands, their employer, their health care provider and even their gym. It's this positive association between working hard and being rewarded that will drive long-term change across the large portion of exercisers who strive to meet their fitness goals."
Precor is the only networked fitness provider to offer an API to anyone without registration. Developers that want to integrate their data into the Preva experience can visit www.Preva.com/developerportal
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