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Symbio is Looking for Developers to Create Innovative Software Solutions with Movesense

November 28th, 2018

Symbio is one of the most active partner companies that provides development services to other companies in the Movesense network. Symbio is using Movesense also to create own products. Symbio Smart Safety concept is built to improve productivity and work safety – to prevent accidents that could not be avoided otherwise. The concept consists of sensor(s) […]

Movesense Shined in Junction Hackathon

Over 50 brands set challenges to 1400 participants In the last weekend of November, 1400 developers gathered to Junction, the biggest hackathon in Europe at Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. Movesense joined as company partner for the second time. The aim was to spread the word about the opportunities of Movesense platform to developers and […]

Special Prizes to Claim for Applying New Movesense Tools

November 22nd, 2018

In the past announcements, we have promised to hand out special prizes for those who publish the first implementations with certain new Movesense tools. We haven’t revealed what exactly the prize is but it will be something interesting from the Suunto product line. These prizes still wait for someone to claim them: With the 1.7.0 […]

Movesense Developer Day Recap and Materials

November 6th, 2018

The first ever Movesense Developer Day on Nov 6, 2018 brought developers together to Suunto for learning effective ways of Movesense programming from Suunto software experts. Participants came with varying background from companies, universities, research and as independent developer. The day started with a session where Petri Lipponen, lead software developer for the Movesense platform, […]

Improvements in Android Connectivity

October 30th, 2018

Movesense sensor firmware 1.7.1 and Movesense Device Service mobile library 1.28.1 bring major improvements to the connectivity between Movesense sensor and Android phones. If you are working on an Android application as part of your solution, we warmly recommend to start using the latest libraries right away. It will save you from a lot of […]

Movesense Sensor Firmware 1.7 and Improved Documentation Published

October 1st, 2018

Movesense sensor firmware version 1.7 is now available for developers. It took a while to get it out as it includes major new blocks that took longer to implement than our ordinary six week cycle. In addition to a big amount of bug fixes and general improvements, the update includes two main new features: PC […]

Student Project for Monitoring of Movement Disabilities with Movesense

September 26th, 2018

Sophia Botz, Computer Science student at University College London, recently submitted a health related project where she used Movesense sensors, the Xamarin plugin for Movesense and Azure IoT Hub. The project was proposed by Great Ormond Street Hospital in collaboration with Microsoft for the MSc Computer Science at UCL. The aim was to develop a proof […]

Movesense Plugin for Unity 3D Published in Unity Asset Store

September 19th, 2018

The Movesense Sensor Plugin for Unity 3D, the leading game development and 3D visualization platform, can now be found in the official Unity Asset Store. This asset makes the integration of your Movesense sensor into a Unity application very fast and easy. The asset gives real time data (e.g., linear acceleration, gyroscope, magnetic field, heart […]

Movesense Goes Junction – the Biggest Hackathon in Europe

August 29th, 2018

1500 top hackers from around the world are again gathering together in the end of November to Junction, the biggest hackathon in Europe. The location in Aalto university campus in Espoo, Finland, is a hot spot for creativity and technical expertise, and close to Movesense home base, making it a natural fit for us. Last […]

Runteq Announces a Motion Analysis Library for Movesense

August 17th, 2018

RUNTEQ, a Finnish pioneer in the next generation fitness technology solutions, announces a new motion analysis software solution for the Suunto Movesense wearable platform and joins Movesense partner network that offers solutions and services to other companies and developers in the Movesense community. Runteq’s software library, Sports4IMU, includes key software elements to implement a commercial […]

NEW Beta of Movesense.NET released – now supports Xamarin Android and Xamarin iOS

July 3rd, 2018

Version 1.0.3-beta of Plugin.Movesense is now available on NuGet and supports both Xamarin Android and Xamarin iOS. Xamarin is a set of tools and SDKs from Microsoft that allows developers using Visual Studio on PC or Mac to develop native apps for Android, iOS and Windows using C# and .NET. Apps can be developed from […]

Maxim Integrated Launches a Movesense Based ECG Development Platform

June 25th, 2018

MAX-ECG-MONITOR by Maxim Integrated Products is a wearable ECG and heart monitor evaluation and development platform based on Movesense. The Movesense sensor features the MAX30003, ultra-low-power, clinical-grade analog front end (AFE) by Maxim Integrated, which monitors ECG and heart-rate signals. The MAX-ECG-MONITOR uses the AFE with the open Movesense Application Program Interface (API) to allow […]

Movesense Sensor Firmware 1.6.0 Released

June 8th, 2018

The latest Movesense sensor firmware version 1.6.0 was published a few days ago. As always, we strongly recommend all developers to update their sensors to this one. It is definitely better than any of the previous versions. The update includes a number of improvements, new features and bug fixes inlcuding Battery measurement improvements  – an […]

SciTech Europa Quarterly Reviews Movesense

June 7th, 2018

The SciTech Europa Quarterly is a digital science and technology news publication that brings together the key voices in the European scientific community and the leading trends in science, research and innovation. An article on the SciTech Europa issue 27 in June 2018 discusses about the benefits that Movesense brings to research projects with the conclusion”The […]

Movesense Meetup Summary

May 31st, 2018

The second global Movesense Meetup took place on May 30th at Suunto office in Vantaa, Finland. We had an active participation from seven countries and more than 30 different network partners, all working on or planning to start Movesense based projects. Thank you to all participants and presenters! It was a highly productive and inspiring […]

Movesense Accessories Getting Ready – 3D & 2D Files now on Bitbucket

May 9th, 2018

We are currently finalizing Movesense attaching accessories for mass production that is starting during May. The first larger batches are going to be shipped to customers mid-May and the accessories will become available in the web shop soon after that. Meanwhile, we just added 3D and 2D files of the accessories to Bitbucket. This is […]

New Developer Tools to be Introduced at Movesense Meetup

April 30th, 2018

Movesense network partners will introduce two important integrations of the Movesense platform to other developer environments at the Movesense Meetup on May 30th. Microsoft has created a new C# API for Movesense applications on Android or iOS using Xamarin. C# developers can use the new Movesense Library for Xamarin Android and Movesense Library for Xamarin iOS […]

Sensor Firmware Version 1.5.0 is out!

April 23rd, 2018

A new version of the sensor firmware is now available with new features and bug fixes. Updating to this version is highly recommended because of the issues with the rescue mode in 1.4.0. The new and improved features of this release include Low power movement detection to check whether the device is moving (system/states/movement). This […]

Movesense Meetup at Suunto, Finland, on May 30, 2018

April 4th, 2018

Join the global Movesense network get-together on Wednesday, May 30! The event is taking place at Suunto office in Vantaa, Finland. The meetup is open for all companies and developers who are working on Movesense based projects or interested in learning more about the Movesense. The program includes an overview of the Movesense platform and roadmap, case examples of on-going Movesense projects, and […]

Sensor Firmware 1.4.0 and new Mobile Libraries

March 5th, 2018

Both Movesense sensor and mobile librariers got updated to the beginning of March. The sensor firmware release 1.4.0 introduces enablers for improved sensor-side logging, significant improvements to Datalogger/Logbook functionality and experimental support for sensor-initiated BLE scanning and peer connectivity. And, as always, fair amount of bugs have also been addressed. Read the full change log on […]

IBM Cloud Tools are a Great Way to Process Movesense Data

February 12th, 2018

When developing wearable tech and IoT solutions, there are a few important steps that need to be in place to succeed on the market: First, the actual measurement has to be practical, reliable and convenient for the user. Second, the measured data must be converted into meaningful insights and conclusions. This often requires processing and […]

Firmware update 1.3.0: Better Use with Movesense Connector

February 2nd, 2018

The freshly released 1.3.0 Movesense sensor firmware facilitates the use of Movesense connector benefits. The Gear API now includes a System/States path that provides an automatic connect / disconnect event when the sensor is plugged to a Movesense smart connector or a heart rate strap. Instead of continuously polling the physical connection status, your app can now just […]

Sensor Firmware 1.2.0 Improves BLE Communication with Android Phones

January 26th, 2018

This week’s firmware update 1.2.0 doesn’t include new features but is a very important one for another reason: It includes a new bootloader and a new SoftDevice Bluetooth stack version 4.0.5 by Nordic Semiconductor. This brings a clear improvement to the BLE connection with many Android phones, including the popular Samsung Galaxy A3 that has caused […]

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Sensor Firmware 1.1 Released

December 19th, 2017

We just released a new Movesense sensor firmware version 1.1.0 on Bitbucket. This version brings a few useful new features and improves the overall perfomance of the sensor. Highlights of the update are Whiteboard embedded REST framework updated to version 3.9.0, memory optimizations and bug fixes. Optional BLE modules, for example BLE standard heart rate […]

24 Movesense projects at Junction hackathon

November 27th, 2017

The biggest hackathon in Europe – high interest in Movesense 1500 developers gathered last weekend to Aalto Unversity, Espoo, Finland, to hack open data and specific challenges from 60 different companies and public partners of the event. Movesense participated for the first time this biggest hackathon in Europe. The result took us all by surprise: […]

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Movesense 1.0.0 Firmware is here!

November 14th, 2017

The 1.0.0 embedded software version for the Movesense sensor is now available for developers! We have concentrated on finalizing the basic feature list and optimizing BLE connection between the sensor and mobile. Also, the overall quality of the firmware has improved remarkably from the previous published version 0.9.1. What’s new: Support added for Inertial Motion […]

Movesense Device Library now Public on Bitbucket

October 4th, 2017

Movesense device library on Bitbucket is used to build your own applications that run in the Movesense sensor. We just made the device lib repository public to all Bitbucket users. This means, developers no longer need an invitation from us to access the repository and to start experimenting with the code. You can find the repository at https://bitbucket.org/suunto/movesense-device-lib. […]

New Sensor Firmware Version Available

September 25th, 2017

Hello Developers, last week we released the version 0.9.0 of the Movesense sensor firmware on Bitbucket. This release adds a number of important elements and improves the overall quality of the software. Key improvements include New sensor sample applications: s sens_output_test_app, hr_wakeup_app Cmake files now available for sample applications Release build of the Movesense library available New […]

Collecting Motion Data with Movesense Sensor & iOS Example App

August 31st, 2017

Several Movesense projects are approaching a phase where data from actual motion is needed to develop the actual motion analysis. Here’s how you can collect sensor data with an iOS example app that you find on Bitbucket: Once you have access to the bitbucket repositories, please clone the movesense-mobile-lib repository. Open and configure the movesense-swiftapp.xcworkspace so that […]