|[January 13, 2014]
Work Hard, Play Hard: Office Depot Helping Business Professionals Keep Track of Their Health with New Line of Digital Fitness Devices
BOCA RATON, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
Office Depot, Inc. (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office
supplies and services, has announced it is expanding its technology
product offerings to include health and fitness devices that give
business professionals smarter ways to stay healthy. The new line of
digital fitness products is designed for customers who want to live a
healthier lifestyle, track and achieve fitness goals and, ultimately, be
more health-conscious whether at home, the office or on the road.
"New technology innovation in the digital fitness space is allowing
people to seamlessly blend work and health," said Tom Lee, Vice
President of Merchandising & New Product Acquisition for Office Depot,
Inc. "Our expansion into this area is part of the Company's growing
assortment of wireless technology gadgets that allow professionals to
remain productive wherever they go. Offering customers easy access to
products to help enhance and impact their lives in all realms is an
obvious move for our brand."
New digital fitness devices available at Office Depot retail locations
Work Hard, Play Hard
Play Pedometer ($59.99): Striiv's sleek, discreet
activity tracker makes fitness feel like play. The device tracks
activity including stairs and steps as well as distance, calories and
Smart Pedometer ($99.99): The world's first smart
pedometer, Striiv's activity motivation system learns your behaviors
and designs personalized challenges tailored to your activity levels
to help you reach your fitness goals even on the busiest of days.
Keeping a Pulse (News - Alert) on Fitness
by Scosche ($79.99): The Rhythm Bluetooth armband heart
rate monitor is app-powered and easily attaches to your forearm to
track heart rate, calories burned, distance, speed, pace and more.
Performance-Based Health Tracking
Burn and Fit ($79.99-$99.99): SYNC Fitness Bands
capture truer calorie burn by uniquely combining heart rate
measurement and intensity of movement. In addition to knowing how many
calories you burn 24 hours a day, the fitness bands also capture steps
taken and distance traveled to help give a comprehensive view of daily
GPS Watches and Heart Rate Straps ($59.99-$79.99): SYNC
GPS Watches and SYNC Heart Rate Straps are performance products suited
for those individuals looking to accurately monitor and track their
workouts. SYNC taps into the power of your smartphone to provide
optimized fitness routines and smarter training.
Elite Fitness Band ($39.99): SYNC Elite is an activity
tracker that captures all day motion data by tracking core metrics
such as distance, steps, speed, and calculating calories burned to
provide a detailed snapshot of daily motion.
About Office Depot, Inc.
Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, Office Depot, Inc.
is a leading global provider of products, services, and solutions for
every workplace - whether your workplace is an office, home, school, or
Office Depot, Inc. is a resource and a catalyst to help customers work
better. We are a single source for everything customers need to be more
productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print
and document services, business services, facilities products,
furniture, and school essentials.
The company has combined annual sales of approximately $17 billion,
employs about 66,000 associates, and serves consumers and businesses in
59 countries with more than 2,200 retail stores, award-winning
e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization
- all delivered through a global network of wholly owned operations,
joint ventures, franchisees, licensees and alliance partners. The
company's portfolio of leading brands includes Office Depot, OfficeMax,
OfficeMax Grand & Toy, Viking, Ativa, TUL, Foray, and DiVOGA.
Office Depot, Inc.'s common stock is listed on the New York Stock
Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found
Additional information about the recently completed merger of Office
Depot and OfficeMax can be found at http://officedepotmaxmerger.com.
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