Intransix’s WorkoutGPS Maps Personal Fitness Management with ESRI ArcWeb Services

Redlands, California- ESRI, the leading developer and provider of geospatial software and commercial Web services, announced that Intransix, a provider of wireless location-based applications, has added ESRI's ArcWeb Services maps and data into its WorkoutGPS wireless and Web-based application for GPS-enabled mobile phones.ArcWeb Services are hosted Web services that include map data and on-demand geospatial capabilities needed to add real-time locations, addresses, points of interest, dynamic maps, and routing directions to Web and wireless applications.Map data storage, maintenance, and updates are handled by ESRI, eliminating up-front map database, geospatial software, and ongoing maintenance expenses.

WorkoutGPS is a personal fitness management tool, enabling users to measure and collect outdoor exercise regimen data with simple-to-use GPS-enabled wireless phones.The application consists of a Java-based handset to record distance, speed, and caloric-burn metrics in addition to a personal Web journal in which users can store their training logs, set account preferences, download new workout profiles to phones, and link personal accounts to partner Web sites such as motionbased.com and trainingpeaks.com.

WorkoutGPS training logs provide complete mapping coverage for the United States and Canada, including street, topographic, and aerial maps, made available through ESRI's ArcWeb Services."ArcWeb Services made it easy for us to quickly and accurately add maps into our application," says Dr.Dave Sutter, president, Intransix."WorkoutGPS users can now quickly view their workout histories and share them with others through a common geographic medium everyone easily understands."

WorkoutGPS was recently used by the Webcor Endurance Cycling Team competing in the Insight Race Across America bike race, the longest race of its kind in the world, covering 3,059 miles."WorkoutGPS let us map our cycling progress across the country in real time", says Andres Casides, Webcor Endurance Cycling Team."Our fans could see where we were at any time, and they could see where we had been, how fast we were going, and what kind of hills we were climbing."

WorkoutGPS is currently offered on commercially available NEXTEL GPS-enabled Java phones for $5.99 per month.Additional wireless service provider support is planned for future product releases.

For more information on WorkoutGPS, visit www.workoutgps.com.

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About ESRI:

Founded in 1969, ESRI is the leading developer of geospatial software and commercial Web services with more than 300,000 clients worldwide.Headquartered in California, ESRI has regional offices throughout the United States, international distributors in more than 90 countries, and more than 2,000 business partners.ESRI's goal is to develop comprehensive geospatial software tools and Web services that enable users or developers to efficiently manage, use, and serve geographic information to make a difference in their business and in the world around them.ESRI also provides consulting, implementation, and technical support services.ESRI can be found on the Web at www.esri.com.

ESRI, the ESRI globe logo, GIS by ESRI, ArcWeb, www.esri.com, and @esri.com are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of ESRI in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions.Other companies and products mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.

About Intransix:

Intransix, of Mountain View, California, is a leading provider of software applications for GPS-enabled mobile phones.Their first product, WorkoutGPS, lets weekend warriors and serious athletes alike track their outdoor activities.It measures distance, calories, route maps, speed and elevation profiles, and more.It is currently available on Nextel phones and will soon be available on additional carriers.Visit the Web site www.workoutgps.com for more information.


Published Wednesday, August 24th, 2005



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