Its easy to set locations, schedules, start/end dates and times, and payment options. While creating a business profile and listing classes on SweatGuru.com is free in itself, there is a monthly fee starting at $19, which essentially gives businesses (or freelancers) access to an out-of-the-box e-commerce platform for one to twenty employees. For consumers, they have a handy cloud-based account to track all their classes, and they can even earn points to redeem against prizes at a later point. Of course, there are other similar platforms out there including Fitist . But a SweatGuru spokesperson tells us that it actually sees its biggest competitor as MindBody Online , a company specializing in backend scheduling, payment processing, and CRM for fitness firms.
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Basis brings better smarts to its advanced fitness band
Body IQ adds contextual tracking to the Basis Band. (Credit: Basis Science) Startup Basis Science shook up the nascent fitness-tracking world with its advanced Basis B1 Band . Now the company says a fresh software update enables the device to automatically comprehend when you’re biking, on a run, or simply taking a stroll. Called Body IQ, essentially a cocktail of software and product firmware, this improved code is designed to squeeze more functionality out of the Basis Band’s impressive array of onboard biometric sensors. These include an optical blood flow monitor that extrapolates heart rate, sensors for skin temperature and perspiration, along with a more traditional accelerometer that records movement. Related stories Meta’s Spaceglasses promise mobile augmented reality Basis says that with the B1 Band running the Body IQ update and strapped to your wrist, the gadget will seamlessly understand when your casual walk becomes a jog, and then a full-out gallop.
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