The bundle's FitStik fitness tester, meanwhile, determines your true fitness level, including your real age in fitness terms. Outfitted with a built-in USB interface, the FitStik measures data using the chest strap, and then interacts with Mio's web portal to perform a number of heart health and fitness tests, including tests for your stress level, fitness level, and age of your heart. Using this revolutionary fitness assessment and biofeedback tool, you can determine just how fit you truly are in the privacy of your own home (and not, for example, at the gym while others look on). The FitStik also offers instant tips and feedback to help you improve your results, along with multiple games designed to help you eliminate stress and restore balance. Ideal for busy professionals or anyone who truly aspires to better health and fitness, the FitStik is compatible with any PC.
The story of Mio began in 1999 when it was created by entrepreneur and mother of three, Liz Dickinson. Like many of us, Liz balances family and career, leaving little time for fitness. After several unsuccessful attempts to achieve her fitness goals and shed the pregnancy weight-gain of her third child, Liz turned to a personal trainer for advice. While working with a trainer, Liz realized the key to getting in shape and staying in shape is to practice smart eating habits, monitoring calorie intake, and using a heart rate monitor to ensure that she exercises at the right level. Liz realized there wasn't a product available on the market that would easily help her follow her trainers advice.
Liz didn't have time to read labels and carry a calorie journal in her purse, nor did she have much patience for the uncomfortable chest strap she had to wear to get her heart rate. She knew there had to be a better way, so Liz used her technology and marketing savvy to create Mio, the worlds first heart rate monitor to work without a chest strap. And, it didn't stop with just heart rate, as Mio also has a patented calorie management system that offers a straightforward approach to managing your diet. With the help of Mio and a balanced diet, Liz was able to shed those unwanted pounds and gain the benefits that come with improved fitness: more energy, more vitality, and less stress, and help many others do the same with the creation of Mio's products.