Further Developments in the Adidas-Polar Relationship

Janus Sandsgaard of Machine Culture pointed out that Adidas and Polar have released another video touting the forthcoming Fusion line of performance apparel and fitness gadgets. They include:

  • Adidas adiStar Fusion Apparel which provides built-in fasteners for a Polar WearLink Transmitter.
  • Adidas adiStar Fusion Running Shoe which accepts a Polar S3 Stride Sensor into its Torsion Midfoot structure.
  • Polar RS800 Running Computer which looks like a hybrid of the Polar S625x and one of their adventure sports models, like the Polar AXN 500. The RS800 looks like the slimmest Polar running computer to date.

These produces have been under development for a long time. Polar and Adidas published press releases introducing the Fusion line in August 2005. I don't know when we will see these products in the USA, but I hope that they will start appearing during the 2006 running season.

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