The NuMetrex system is compatible with most
analog heart rate monitor watches including
Polar, Nike, Reebok, Oregon Scientific, New
Balance, Highgear and Accumen models, as well as
gym-quality treadmills and elliptical machines.
"By replacing the conventional hard plastic
electrodes with soft, flexible textile sensors
that are knit directly into the fabric of our
clothing, we are able to offer the most
comfortable heart rate monitors on the market,"
says Textronics CEO Stacey Burr. "Now, with the
development of our own transmitter, we can also
provide improved accuracy and compatibility with
many different brands of watches. This makes our
comfortable solution accessible to more people."
The NuMetrex transmitter is built using
technology that was designed specifically to
meet performance needs created in a textile
When it comes to
heart rate monitoring, comfort and accuracy can
work against each other. Fabric sensors stretch
and move with the body which makes them super
comfortable but potentially confusing to
explains lead developer Brian Wheeler.
The new transmitter smartly sorts through
feedback to bring accurate data to the wearer.
It is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably
against the sternum without rubbing.
To order online, obtain product information
or view a list of compatible heart rate monitor
is a leader in the development of wearable
sensors for fitness and health monitoring. The
sensor systems are capable of capturing
comprehensive physiologic data from the body --
including heart rate, respiration, body
temperature, skin condition and blood
oxygenation -- and are designed to be seamlessly
integrated into everyday garments. Textronics
Inc. sells sensor components and markets its own
line of clothes for personal monitoring under
the brand name NuMetrex.