New ViaFit(TM) Technology Connects Cardio Equipment with Popular Wellness Tracking Devices and Apps

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COTTAGE GROVE, Wis., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Health Tech (JHT) introduces a new line of fitness equipment equipped with ViaFit, a wireless connectivity system that enables the machine to share workout data with popular fitness apps, tracking devices and social communities. Unlike other cardio equipment tracking software, ViaFit gives users the option to use the included workout tracking tools or connect to multiple third party apps and communities, including: FitBit®, MyFitnessPal®, Facebook®, BodyMedia®, MapMyFitness®, Carepass®, RunKeeper® and Jawbone® among others.

"ViaFit allows people to effortlessly transition from indoor to outdoor exercise activities without disrupting their fitness tracking methods." said Andrew Kolman, Director of Console Technology at Johnson Health Tech. "This new technology automatically does the tracking for you, simplifying the process and making it easier to reach your fitness goals."

ViaFit is not a paid service or temporary trial. The technology comes standard on a variety of Vision Fitness and Horizon Fitness cardio equipment, including treadmills, elliptical trainers and exercise bikes.

How it Works

Out of the box, ViaFit connects with any standard home Wi-Fi network. Once a connection is established, users are prompted to set up a free ViaFit account online at www.viafitness.com. A personal ViaFit account allows users to track their fitness progress on ViaFit's website or other preferred third-party tracking programs. Important stats like time, calories, distance and heart rate are recorded and seamlessly shared across multiple platforms and stored in one main hub, eliminating the need for multiple tracking programs.

"We developed ViaFit because we saw the proven value of wellness tracking and wanted to make it easier for people to reach their health and fitness goals," said Nathan Pyles, president of Johnson Health Tech. "ViaFit offers a more holistic and effective experience by seamlessly connecting the exercise and nutrition tracking methods people are already using to their fitness equipment."

The technology will be available exclusively on select Vision and Horizon treadmills, elliptical trainers and exercise bikes beginning in November at specialty retailers and online. For more information on ViaFit, visit www.horizonfitness.com or www.visionfitness.com.

About Johnson Health Tech

Johnson Health Tech, the third largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world, is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including Matrix Fitness, Vision Fitness and Horizon Fitness. The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and strength training equipment.

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