Welcome!

News Feed Item

Epson Enters Wrist Wearable Activity Monitor Category with Continuous Heart Rate Recording and Zone Training Features

Industry-Leading, Powerful and Sleek Fitness and Health Monitoring Wearable Devices to Launch in North America by Summer 2014

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 International CES, LVCC South Hall Meeting Room S214 -- Epson America today announced its Pulsense line of watches and wristbands for fitness, health and wellness monitoring.  Epson® Pulsense is an innovative bio sensing wrist wearable device that can monitor and store your heart rate, activity level, calorie burn and sleep patterns.  Pulsense is an ideal daily wear activity and heart health tracking device for consumers with a wide range of activity goals from trying to stay fit to losing weight to training for a marathon.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121130/LA21891LOGO)

"The Pulsense product line will be Epson's first smart wrist wearable devices to leverage the company's patented Bio sensing technology," says Anna Jen, director, New Ventures/New Products for Epson America. "These products showcase Seiko Epson's heritage in wrist watch technology and consumer electronics manufacturing.  Pulsense has set the performance and features benchmark for the next generation of activity monitors.  With additional core technologies in Swing and Location sensing, consumers can expect to see more smart products coming from Epson addressing the needs of the health, fitness and sports segments of the wearables market."

Pulsense detects continuous heart rate directly from the wrist (without a chest strap) and features a breakthrough Epson proprietary heart-rate sensing module that is both accurate and compact.  The sensor measures the amount of light reflected from red blood cells and records a single heart beat when the amount of light reflected changes due to a drop in red blood cell count as the blood vessel contracts.  Ambient light interference is minimized and heart rate detection accuracy is improved using a microns thick blocking filter and multi-layer reflective coating that is achieved through Epson's precision manufacturing know-how.

Combining Epson's proprietary sensor and patented algorithms with an accelerometer enables Pulsense to take wrist worn activity monitors to the next feature and performance level.  For example, by utilizing real-time heart-rate data, Pulsense is able to determine calories burned based on personal biometrics in addition to activity levels, gender, age and weight.  Additionally, with built-in memory, Pulsense can store up to 480 hours of heart-rate data before having to transfer data to a smart phone app or computer.  Last but not least, Epson's 3-in-1 proprietary chip offers fast data processing, space-saving footprint, and efficient power usage for improved battery life performance.

"It's an amazing amount of technology packed in one compact wrist wearable device," Jen continues. "And to track progress over time, the data you capture and store using Pulsense can be transferred to an online health and/or fitness service using an iOS® or Android mobile app or data uploader software on your computer." 

As part of Epson's newly introduced portfolio of open-source wearable tech devices, Pulsense offers a developers program which has already attracted third-party mobile app developers such as Digifit® and Custom Fit 4 You.

Pulsense will be available in two different designs. The lightweight and stylish Pulsense PS-100 band utilizes a simplified LED display that can be wirelessly connected to a smartphone to read and transfer the stored biometric data.  The Pulsense PS-500 watch features a LCD display for real-time viewing of heart rate, steps walked, calorie burn and date/time.  Furthermore, both devices feature LED indicators for heart-rate based zone training making Pulsense an ideal wrist companion for those looking to focus on fat burn or aerobic zone exercise.

The Pulsense PS-100 band and PS-500 watch will be shipping summer 2014 with a MSRP of $129.00 and $199.00, respectively through a wide range of retailers and online resellers.  Interested buyers can follow the development progress, provide feedback and pre-order limited quantities of the Pulsense products at www.prelaunch.com/pulsense-band and www.prelaunch.com/pulsense-watch.   To learn more about Epson Pulsense products, please visit:  www.epson.com/pulsense.

Epson's Pulsense product line as well as fitness and health applications are being demonstrated at the Epson SmartWare Pavilion, meeting room S214, in the Las Vegas Convention Center during 2014 International CES.  For more information on all Epson products being showcased at CES, visit www.epson.com/smartware2014.

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.  EPSON is a registered trademark and Pulsense is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

SOURCE Epson America

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, James Henry, Co-CEO/CTO of Calgary Scientific Inc., introduced you to the challenges, solutions and benefits of training AI systems to solve visual problems with an emphasis on improving AIs with continuous training in the field. He explored applications in several industries and discussed technologies that allow the deployment of advanced visualization solutions to the cloud.
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
"NetApp is known as a data management leader but we do a lot more than just data management on-prem with the data centers of our customers. We're also big in the hybrid cloud," explained Wes Talbert, Principal Architect at NetApp, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
High-velocity engineering teams are applying not only continuous delivery processes, but also lessons in experimentation from established leaders like Amazon, Netflix, and Facebook. These companies have made experimentation a foundation for their release processes, allowing them to try out major feature releases and redesigns within smaller groups before making them broadly available. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Lucas, Senior Staff Engineer at Optimizely, discussed how by using ne...
"Infoblox does DNS, DHCP and IP address management for not only enterprise networks but cloud networks as well. Customers are looking for a single platform that can extend not only in their private enterprise environment but private cloud, public cloud, tracking all the IP space and everything that is going on in that environment," explained Steve Salo, Principal Systems Engineer at Infoblox, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventio...
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
While some developers care passionately about how data centers and clouds are architected, for most, it is only the end result that matters. To the majority of companies, technology exists to solve a business problem, and only delivers value when it is solving that problem. 2017 brings the mainstream adoption of containers for production workloads. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ben McCormack, VP of Operations at Evernote, discussed how data centers of the future will be managed, how the p...
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Codigm is based on the cloud and we are here to explore marketing opportunities in America. Our mission is to make an ecosystem of the SW environment that anyone can understand, learn, teach, and develop the SW on the cloud," explained Sung Tae Ryu, CEO of Codigm, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.