Mio Global, situated in Vancouver, has revealed that it will no longer be involved in the sale of hardware. The company, which was an early leader in the field of wearable technology, will now concentrate on the creation of software.
The Mio activity trackers stand out from the crowd because they feature wrist heart rate monitors that the manufacturer claims are just as accurate as chest straps. In addition to the company’s fitness trackers, its highly accurate sensors are used in the design of a number of third-party GPS running watches.
It would appear that everyone is keeping track of their activities. But the newest activity tracker from the brand, called SLICE, uses an innovative method to calculate one’s level of physical activity. The wearable dishes suit use its very unique Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) index, as opposed to concentrating on the “10,000 steps” criterion.
Mio claims that keeping your PAI score at or above 100 has been demonstrated in numerous studies to add around five years to your longevity. In fact, it is supported by one of the most extensive health studies that have ever been carried out in the course of human history. And this will be the future focus of the company: pushing the use of PAI with well-established wearable manufacturers.
According to a statement that was emailed by Mio Global, “As a result, we have made the decision to no longer build devices ourselves.” Instead, we are working on establishing a cloud-based software platform that will connect with other devices and systems in order to grow the PAI ecosystem.
“We want to sincerely thank you for your patronage and devotion over the years, and we also want to assure you that we will continue to handle your support requests pertaining to any Mio goods that you have purchased.”
Mio Global has already started working hard on developing an app for the Apple Watch PAI. This should be completed by the beginning of 2018.