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Firstbeat SPORTS newsletter April 2014


Topics of this newsletter:

  • Join the Firstbeat SPORTS Webinar and Learn How to Optimize Recovery in Professional Sports
  • Ensure Accurate Measurements: SPORTS Software Update Coming Soon
  • Lifestyle Assessment Nominated for the FIBO INNOVATION AWARD

Join the Firstbeat SPORTS Webinar and Learn
How to Optimize Recovery in Professional Sports

Date: 24th of April 2014 at 4pm GMT / 11am EST / 8am PST

In the next webinar session our keynote speaker will be Dr. Esa Hynynen from KIHU – Research Institute for Olympic Sports who shares his expertise and case examples in heart rate variability based recovery monitoring in elite sports.

Click here to sign up for the free webinar and to see the podcasts from the previous webinars.

Ensure Accurate Measurements: SPORTS Software Update Coming Soon

We are continuously developing our products for better user experience. The next SPORTS software update will be released in April 2014. Here is a sneak preview for the key features included to the new update:

  • Measurement view: Option to monitor recovery follow-up with absolute and scaled recovery values in the same chart
  • Firstbeat fitness test: Tracks your VO2max from any running workout using the speed & distance information and heart rate
  • Real-time monitor: Automatic data backup while monitoring

The software will update automatically. Follow our Twitter to get notified about the release.

Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment Nominated for the FIBO INNOVATION AWARD

Firstbeat stress and recovery analysis with the Bodyguard 2 device was nominated for the INNOVATION AWARD in FIBO 2014, the leading international trade show for fitness, wellness and health. Firstbeat is applying this novel HRV based stress and recovery analysis in performance and wellbeing monitoring for elite athletes and for working population globally.

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Firstbeat develops specialized heart rate variability -based tools for elite sports to improve competitive performance. The method produces comprehensive in-depth information about physiology. Already 300+ professional teams and training centers are using the system on a daily basis.

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Firstbeat’s Lifestyle Assessment service has been nominated for the FIBO INNOVATION AWARD in the category of Health promotion products and services. The Lifestyle Assessment product includes a Bodyguard 2 device and the renewed Analysis Server software and reporting. The winner will be announced by the expert jury at the FIBO trade show on April 4th in Cologne, Germany. 

Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment is an innovative tool for well-being and health professionals and corporate wellness service providers. The concept is based on 24h recording of heart rate variability (HRV), advanced modeling of physiological functions, stress and recovery reporting as well as personalized feedback and stress coaching. The innovative device + service concept turns raw physiological data into rich, personalized and tangible feedback on stress, recovery, training and fitness. 

The leading international trade show for fitness, wellness and health, FIBO is held this week April 3rd-6th in Cologne, Germany. The FIBO INNOVATION AWARD is for products and concepts which represent innovative development for the entire industry and which have not been on the market for longer than a year. 

Welcome to visit us at hall 6, booth 65.
The nominated products are presented on INNOVATION FORUM in hall 9 for the entire duration of the show.

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Boca Juniors (Argentina), one of the most successful soccer clubs in the world has teamed up with Firstbeat.

“We are using the Firstbeat SPORTS system with Boca Juniors team to track players' workload and recovery to help us minimize injury risk and maximize performance and fitness benefits of our players" says Boca’s Team Doctor Pablo Ortega Gallo.

Firstbeat SPORTS system provides a unique approach in monitoring the players overall training load and recovery. Several National Soccer Teams are using the system to provide optimal training preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Read more about Firstbeat SPORTS for teams and individual athletes here.

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Greetings from Firstbeat’s International Seminar and Partner Meeting!

Last week Firstbeat hosted a couple of international events in Helsinki. First, a group of our partners from 9 different countries and all the way from Brazil gathered together for our annual meeting and the next day, about 100 people … Continue reading 

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Thousand Miles and a Million Heartbeats

Writer: Risto Saarni, Captain, Team Tokio II On October 3rd 2013 Team Tokio II left Helsinki for Kiel from where the team continued to the Antwerp Race 2013. Four crew members had Firstbeat Bodyguard devices on them in order to … Continue reading 

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Developing the Sixth Sense

Marko Malvela, M.Sc.   Swimming Coach, Mentor and Coach Instructor (swimming, triathlon) Earned 13 medals in swimming from both European and World Championships over his coaching career Marko Malvela currently works as a swimming coach with team “Sprintti Talli”, which was … Continue reading 

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