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SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2011 â€“ Life Fitness took a starring role at the annual Google I/O developer conference Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in San Francisco during the keynote address to 5,000 attendees and additional viewers streaming live in 120 cities around the world. At the conference Google announced Androidâ„¢ Open Accessory that is designed to extend Android functionality to hardware accessories that work across all Android devices, which it demonstrated on the Life Fitness LifecycleÂ® exercise bike.
Google also previewed an initiative called Android@Home, which allows Android apps to discover, connect and communicate with appliances and devices in the every day lives of consumers.
â€œAndroid devices are growing significantly as a consumer tool and we are seeking all opportunities to connect our equipment to new devices to enhance the workout experience,â€ said Chris Clawson, president for Life Fitness. â€œThe chance to demonstrate Android apps on Life Fitness equipment, like our Lifecycle exercise bike, is just another step forward in our continued technology evolution.â€
About Life Fitness
Life Fitness is the global leader in commercial fitness equipment. The company manufactures and sells strength and cardiovascular equipment under the brand names Life Fitness and Hammer Strength and distributes its equipment in more than 120 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Schiller Park, Ill., Life Fitness is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC).
Life Fitness and Lifecycle are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Brunswick Corporation
Android is a registered trademark of Google
Life Fitness, 5100 River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176. Phone: 847.288.3300, www.lifefitness.com