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ACTXA STEPS UP ITS FITNESS GAME WITH IMPROVED ACTIVE WEARABLE, ACTXA SPUR+, FEATURING ALL-NEW VO2 MAX AND FITNESS AGE FEATURES
Level-up your exercise, fitness and health by tracking and stretching your cardiorespiratory/aerobic fitness with the all-new Actxa Spur+
SINGAPORE, November 2018 – Actxa, local developer of digital health and fitness products, has launched its all-new active wearable, the Actxa Spur+, to empower not only the fitness enthusiasts but also the average Joe on the streets to be in better control of their fitness and enjoy the health benefits that come with improved fitness levels.
The Spur+ now includes a new key feature – VO2 Max – the gold standard metric that defines an individual’s cardiorespiratory and aerobic fitness level. It describes your body’s ability to bring oxygen into your body through your lungs, transport it through your blood supply to your muscles, and use it as part of your body’s most efficient energy production method. The Spur+ accurately measures VO2 Max using a proprietary method from Firstbeat Technologies, the leading provider of physiological analytics for sports and well-being, founded in the hub of sports sciences of Finland with the University and physiology labs.
According to a white paper by Firstbeat Technologies, an individual’s VO2 Max decreases by 1% every year after the age of 251. However, individuals can actively improve their VO2 Max regardless of age, by engaging in regular exercise to maintain fitness performance and endurance for overall health and well-being, for longer work ability, better quality of life and longevity.
1 Firstbeat Technologies White Paper (2014). Automated Fitness Level (VO2max) Estimation with Heart Rate and Speed Data
With the all-new VO2 Max feature, the Spur+ is also able to determine an individual’s Fitness Age in comparison to their chronological age. The higher the VO2 Max, the more aerobically fit a person is, and the lower their Fitness Age is.
Available in a sleek black or midnight blue design, the Actxa Spur+ wearable is water-resistant and comes with a face-lifted interface that features a colour touchscreen display. The gadget tracks and displays “Intensity Minutes”, giving wearers the instant visibility of their progress as they work towards achieving the WHO-recommended weekly goal of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activities (MVPA). To get a personal VO2 Max reading, users simply need to record a workout of at least 15 minutes, either by jogging or brisk walking. The improved gadget also provides All-day Heart Rate Monitoring, with a five-minute reading interval. It also features Move Alert to remind users when a (customisable) period of inactivity is detected. With all these data and information effectively synchronised to the Actxa mobile app, users are presented with an easy to use interface to view and track their data as actionable insights.
“We are excited to launch the Actxa Spur+ this October. The product has been carefully designed with new features that give users more in-depth and meaningful insights into the effectiveness of their exercise regimes. By capturing data that sheds light on how workouts and day-to-day routines translate into improved fitness levels, we hope to make the Actxa Spur+ a big part of our users’ lifestyle as they strive for a more healthy and active living,” said Mr. Lim Chun Hong, CEO of Actxa.
The Actxa Spur+ is available for purchase at retail outlets island wide at S$109.00. For more information about Spur+, please visit:
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