Octane Fitness equipment now compatible with Apple’s GymKit

Nautilus, Inc., which specializes in fitness equipment, has announced that Octane Fitness is now a GymKit-enabled partner for the Apple Watch.

Select Octane commercial machines, including the LateralX lateral elliptical, XT-One cross trainer and XT3700 elliptical, are now compatible with GymKit technology. With GymKit, customers can pair the Apple smartwatch directly to their favorite cardio equipment.

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With this integration, Apple Watch users can pair with Octane’s LateralX, XT-One or XT3700 any time before or during a workout simply by bringing it close to the “Connect Watch Here” badge on the console. The watch then sends specific calorie and heart rate measurements to the machine, and the equipment forwards additional metrics, like level, distance, workout duration and more to the smartwatch.

At the end of a workout, data from the equipment appears in the workout summary in the Activity app on the Apple Watch and iPhone. By exchanging this comprehensive data, all workout details are conveniently stored in one place on the app on the Apple Watch, making it simple for users to record and track progress, says Ryan Simat, general manager and Vice President, Commercial and Specialty, at Nautilus. No data is stored on the Octane machine, he adds.