SOURCE: Impact Sports Technologies, Inc.

April 11, 2006 06:00 ET

Put Fitness at Your Fingertips With the Power Glove

New Convenient, Comfortable Way to Track Health Factors

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2006 -- Move over uncomfortable chest straps and expensive heart rate monitors -- Impact Sports Technologies announces a new product that will change the way people monitor their personal health and fitness. The Power Glove Personal Fitness Assistant™ is the latest in fitness technology, putting calories burned, heart rate, and target exercise heart rate right at your fingertips.

"The Power Glove now offers a simple means of monitoring key health factors based on dynamic heart rate," said Don Brady, Impact Sports President and CEO. "Put the Power Glove on any time for convenient health monitoring and feedback on most types of activity -- from running to yard work or from the gym to the walking path."

Since it weighs only one ounce, the Power Glove is the first device to provide on-the-go feedback on heart rate and calories burned for everyday use. The Power Glove's features, including the use of personal profile data to track calories burned, enable people to conveniently balance aerobic activities with caloric intake for improved overall health.

"Unlike other heart rate monitors, the Power Glove can easily be slipped on and worn during workouts or daily activities because it does not require a chest strap," said Brady. "This is a great option any time because it is discreet and simple -- and the Power Glove remembers and displays data between uses."

The single glove uses an embedded sensor like the ones found in hospital heart rate monitors. It also features a bright, easy-to-read LED display on the back of the glove that can be seen day or night, making the Power Glove convenient for any workout schedule.

Las Vegas resident Jessi Wilson wore the Power Glove in the Las Vegas Marathon in December 2005.

"Training for a marathon requires discipline and desire," said Wilson. "The Power Glove can keep you healthy and on track with mileage goals. I wore the Power Glove during the marathon and it was definitely more comfortable and convenient than other heart monitors I have worn while running. It is lightweight and breathable -- making it much less of a distraction and hindrance than an uncomfortable chest strap."

The Power Glove is available online at www.impactsports.com or by calling (888) 537-9763; it retails at $79.95. It will be available in the near future at major internet and retail outlets. Future versions of the Power Glove will monitor blood oxygen levels and will interface with an interactive PC-based fitness and calorie-counting program.

About Impact Sports Technologies, Inc.

Impact Sports Technologies, Inc. is on the cutting edge of fitness technology, providing athletes and those simply interested in monitoring health factors with a way to put fitness at their fingertips. The proprietary Power Glove Personal Fitness Assistant is the first of many products to be launched by the Las Vegas-based company.

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