When Orangetheory Fitness learned that its members’ most common request was to use their Apple Watch in class, the company listened. Today, the billion-dollar fitness brand announced OTbeat Link—a new device that enables members to use their Apple Watch to track heart rate data during workouts.
“Apple Watch is designed to help people live a better day by being more active,” Jay Blahnik, senior director of fitness for health technologies at Apple, said in a release. “With workout tracking, Apple Pay, and a new membership program, we are thrilled Orangetheory Fitness is integrating Apple Watch into a comprehensive experience for their customers.”
The OTbeat link is a small, custom-designed device worn on an Apple Watch band. Purchase of the standalone device will begin to roll out in the first quarter of 2020 at a cost of $129.