Kinetisense Review [Everything You Need to Know]
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Kinetisense calls itself a “markerless motion capture analysis system” to assess and analyze movement in active individuals. The system can be used by biomechanists, physical therapists, chiropractors, researchers, athletic trainers, or other health professionals to assess active individuals or athletes. There are features to analyze balance, exercises/activities, posture, and joint range of motion.
An impressive feature aside, Kinetisense does not stack up as a fitness business management software system when compared to Exercise.com’s all-in-one software.
If you’re ready to manage and grow your business more easily, schedule a demo with Exercise.com.
Read on to find out why.
Kinetisense Company Overview
Kinetisense is based in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and was founded in 2013. Dr. Ryan Comeau is CEO and Co-Founder and David Schnare is Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Kinetisense Inc. There is no further information online about the business structure, revenue, or organizational details.
The Kinetisense website says the company has sold 650 licenses for the Kinetisense system worldwide.
Kinetisense Features vs Exercise.com
This motion-capture tool and software system is capable of assessing biomechanics in active individuals, as well as posture, joint range-of-motion, balance, and functional movements. You will need a Windows 10 computer and tripod to use this hardware, which are not sold by Kinetisense.
As an assessment tool, Kinetisense’s features hit the mark. However, as a business management software tool, Exercise.com’s features prove to be superior.
Compared to the limited offerings provided by Kinetisense, Exercise.com’s features include performance health assessments as well as the features that are necessary for running a fitness business smoothly, like:
Workout creation, management, and delivery
Automated emails, texts, messages
Fully customizable web and smartphone applications
Staff roles, permissions, and schedules
Needless to say, it’s no surprise that some of the top brands in the industry have turned to Exercise.com for their business management software needs:
– Fitness Business Management
Kinetisense has limited workout management features available with its system. The only workout features are suggested exercises and strategies that may lessen the risk for injury.
There are no options to custom build workout or fitness programs for clients outside of the suggestions built into the system based on the assessment results.
In comparison, Exercise.com has robust workout management features, like a workout plan creation tool, a customizable exercise library, workout logging, progress tracking, automation options, and more. Personal trainers can create and deliver custom workouts for their clients and send reminders. updates, or workout summaries automatically or as they prefer.
FBM will also empower you to track visits, book classes and sessions, engage your clients with recurring appointment reminders via email and text, and provide calendar integration with google and apple for easy management.
With FBM’s calendar, you can also sort by:
There are also no options for nutrition planning, tracking, or goal setting in Kinetisense. Exercise.com does have a number of features for nutrition, including rest day nutrition goals vs. training day nutrition goals, macronutrient (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) goals, and nutrition tracking. Trainers can also upload meal plans, files, or pictures to help their clients meet their nutrition and fitness goals.
You can also easily manage sales, staff, clients, or data logged falling between the cracks with reporting at your fingertips in your custom web and mobile apps. Managing a staff of any size is time-consuming but FBM saves you time with assignable staff roles, so you can put staff management on autopilot.
Plus all your reports can be run in a single software. No more safaris for which software has which reports. Exercise.com’s Fitness Business Management (FBM) software makes reports easy — sales, business, appointments, class, and payroll reports all in one place. Plus you can also sort reports by:
These reports empower you to have your finger on the pulse of your business and if you’re bringing on new trainers you’ll know how much to pay staff based on commissions. For your business’ marketing, automate your efforts by connecting to MailChimp, ConstantContact, ConvertKit, Zapier, Google Analytics, & Facebook Pixel
– Custom-Branded Web & Smartphone Apps
The Kinetisense app is only available via the Microsoft Store and can only be installed on Windows devices.
There is no mobile app available for Apple or Android devices.
In comparison, Exercise.com offers fully customizable mobile and online apps, which allow scheduling, check-ins, billing, point of sale, workout delivery, calendars, and workout logs, which are useful for personal trainers, health club owners, and active individuals.
The customization is not just a logo and colors; you can include integrations, verbiage, and other custom dev options. Technology is an important part of our daily lives, so Exercise.com makes the mobile app and online app simple, adaptable, and useful.
“Our custom-branded apps have helped us continue to make progress when training athletes, tracking their performance, and managing our business.” – Damon Goddard, Co-Founder, AMPD Golf Performance
An added bonus is that our world-class development team will work with you until you are satisfied with the end product. You don’t speak to bots but to human experts, and you don’t need to be an HTML pro in order to have applications that match your level of expertise. We build with your brand, and only your brand, in mind so that you can focus on building your business.
– Workout Creation and Delivery
Kinetisense does not have workout creation or delivery options. There are no features available in Kinetisense to develop exercise programs or deliver workouts.
Kinetisense only shows where the dysfunction or asymmetry is occurring and whether they are related to stability or mobility, but recommended strategies based on the assessment information are not available. There is no option to create or deliver exercises, stretches, or workout plans to clients.
If a professional wishes to create or deliver workouts after using the Kinetisense program to assess movement, they must have a separate system or software to do this.
Exercise.com has numerous features available for workout creation and delivery like an exercise library, workout logging, progress tracking, challenges, and automation options. Personal trainers and fitness professionals have access to a toolkit of options to design and deliver the workouts they clients want and need. The key factor is that these features can be personalized to help exercisers meet their fitness goals and they are included in the all-in-one software package.
“Exercise.com makes my life easier by providing an all-in-one solution and the opportunity to help those who otherwise would never have access to my programming!” – Tony Gentilcore, Founder, Core Online
Exercisers can view workouts, view workout summaries, view exercise libraries, or log workouts from anywhere — home, office, or the gym. The workout options via the mobile app make workout details available 24/7 and on the go.
– E-Commerce/Point of Sale
Kinetisense does not offer any e-commerce or point of sale features within its hardware or software system.
In comparison, Exercise.com clearly has the advantage because it offers capabilities to sell training packages to gym members or online clients, memberships, or single workout plans. All of these e-commerce features are included with Exercise.com, so it is not necessary to have an extra system for billing, payments, or purchases.
Your customers can pay you quickly and securely through your custom mobile app or through integration with your website.
In addition to receiving payments quickly, you are also able to automate payments for things like recurring memberships. Our e-commerce offerings also come with a Business Dashboard that provides financial data and helps make navigating the not-so-enjoyable parts of running a business, like dealing with any past due subscription payments, simple and straightforward.
Here are a few examples of fitness professionals and how they sell workouts.
Gym to celebrities like Ryan Reynolds – Don Saladino – sell single workout plans.
Gym to athletes like Jordan Spieth – AMPD Performance – sells single workout plans and delivers custom programming.
Gym to NBA pros like James Harden – PJF Performance – sells single workout plans and delivers automated monthly programming.
Barbell Physio offers a database of workout plans for a membership.
Madeline Moves offers a workout of the day membership and runs workout challenges.
Personal Trainer – Dean Somerset – offers individual programming.
– Performance Health Assessments
The entire focus of Kinetisense is the biomechanical analysis of movement. Their 3D modules include:
Joint range of motion analysis
Posture data in the three cardinal planes of movement (frontal, sagittal, and transverse)
Functional movement of an exercise or activity
Balance, which can also be used for concussion baselines or elderly risk of falls
This system comes with functions to track performance over time and includes charts and graphs to show changes or improvements when re-testing; but here’s the caveat:
If a business or health club owner was using Kinetisense to screen clients or for assessment purposes, they would still need another system for business and management functions, workout delivery, and e-commerce. Two or more systems add more to one’s plate and add unecessary business expenses.
This is where Exercise.com’s all-in-one software can combine all the features that a fitness facility or health club would need, including performance health assessments, e-commerce, workout creation and delivery, customization options, and automation options while reducing costs and simplifying many processes into one system.
Learn how to easily manage workouts and clients using Exercise.com’s all-in-one business management software
– Client Engagement
Shapewatch and Kinetisense formed a partnership and launched ShapeKAMS. This program combines the capabilities of both systems and includes biometric screening, a view of an individual’s body shape, and completion of the KAMS functional movement assessment.
That’s where Kinetisense’s client engagement offerings end.
In order to ensure that you retain clients, it is important to engage with them regularly. Performing a movement assessment is not enough to fully engage your customers.
Exercise.com has many tools available in its all-in-one software for businesses to engage with their clients, increase brand loyalty, and generate revenue. Features like workout challenges, assessments, goal setting, trainer and client communication, reminders, customizable mobile apps and website options, workout delivery, and automation tools are all at your disposal.
The only automated option within the Kinetisense system is that reports are developed based on the results of the biomechanical assessment. Those are created by the system based on the results of the assessments and list dysfunctions in mobility or stability, or asymmetries to improve movement or lower risk for injuries.
There are no automated options for automating payments, reminders, notifications, scheduling, or workout delivery. However, Exercise.com offers all of those features and more. Health club professionals and personal trainers can set up the automation options they prefer and let the Exercise.com software make their life easier by collecting payments, sending workouts, and sending reminders.
For example, personal trainers can send automated appointment and workout reminders to clients:
There are two components to the overall cost of using Kinetisense. First is the purchase of the Kinetisense hardware, which includes the sensor (with the camera and microphone) and adapter. In addition, you also need a Windows laptop and tripod, but those are not sold by Kinetisense.
The second component is the license and yearly subscription (which does include software updates) to use the Kinetisense assessment program. Kinetisense is not upfront with their pricing structure, they request that you contact them via their website for the price details. However, some digging yielded a few details and additional pricing information.
The regular price for Kinetisense software plus the camera is $2094. The only information online refers to a yearly premium subscription of $996. The only other pricing information about the Kinetisense systems is pricing for the KAMS software at $3,984 for a four-year subscription.
Top Direct Competitors
The top competitors of Kinetisense are Functional Movement Systems and Fusionetics. Both offer movement analyses that have been tested and are reliable and valid measures of functional movement. The major differences are that FMS and Fusionetics (which uses FMS) are subjective measures and rely on a person to score, whereas Kinetisense uses objective measurements from the computer-based system.
The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons
Kinetisense is a fantastic performance assessment tool, but that is all that the program has to offer. For fitness professionals looking to streamline their services and lessen the amount of time required for everyday business needs, Exercise.com has Kinetisense beat.
– Exercise.com Pros
Web and smartphone apps that have been custom-made by our world-class development team are only the beginning of what Exercise.com has to offer fitness business owners. From a long list of features like nutrition tracking, workout creation, delivery, and management, performance assessment tools, e-commerce capabilities, automation, and endless integrations, Exercise.com has everything you need to smoothly and successfully run your business.
Because Exercise.com’s software is an all-in-one business management platform, you won’t need to subscribe to other programs, as is the case with Kinetisense, to fully manage the day-to-day operations of your business. This gives you more time to focus on the needs of your clients, customers, and staff.
– Kinetisense Cons
Kinetisense offers options for performance and sport assessments, as well as some recommendations based on the results, but does not go beyond that with additional features. The entire focus is on the analysis of movement. For those who manage their own businesses, this niche focus is simply not enough to run a business effectively.
For fitness professionals, personal trainers, or health club owners, a fitness management software that has the functions necessary for managing their business would be more appropriate. Exercise.com has an all-in-one package that includes workout software, management software, e-commerce software, and performance health assessment software that would be more useful for fitness professionals.
Hopefully, you see the benefit of not waiting to have a system and software in place that allows you to manage and grow your business for years to come.
What features are most important for your business?
If you’re ready to grow and manage your business with a software that can be customized to your business, book a demo with Exercise.com.