Gatorade has launched its new Gx Sweat Patch, providing athletes with a wearable option to help gauge their personal hydration levels.
The Gx Sweat Patch is a one-time use wearable that relies on lab-based sweat testing protocol to determine the athlete’s sweat profile in order to help target personal hydration strategies.
“Hydration and sweat are key to athletic performance, and providing athletes with the knowledge they need to better understand personal hydration requirements before, during and after exercise,” says Gatorade.
To use the Gx Sweat Patch, an athlete simply places it on his or her left inner arm during a workout. From there, the patch will fill up as the athlete exercises.
Once the workout is complete, the sweat patch can be scanned in the Gx App to reveal the individual’s sweat profile, utilizing aggregated data from health and fitness apps with 35-years of research by the Gatorade Sports Science Institute to create recommendations to help the athlete meet crucial performance and training goals.
Additionally, the app seamlessly integrates with Garmin Connect, Strava and Apple Health to share exercise data and provide insights regarding training load, recovery and nutrition using a curated number scale called the Gx Score.
The score then outlines how well the athlete is tracking towards his for her activity goals each week based on established benchmarks. Moreover, when used in combination with the Gx Sweat Patch, the Gx App can also provide specific recommendations on hydration to ensure proper fueling before, during and after exercise.
The Gx Sweat Patch and Gx App are part of Gatorade’s Gx platform, which also includes the previously launched Gx Bottles and Pods.
The Gx Bottle is a squeeze bottle with flipcap specifically designed to puncture the accompany Pods, which feature different concentrations of electrolytes and carbohydrates to optimize personal hydration and fueling strategies.
The Gx Sweat Patch retails for $24.99, which is available at Gatorade.com, in stores or online at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The Gx App is available exclusively at the Apple App Store, which is free to download.
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