Athos, a Startup Based in Redwood City, California, Is Poised to Transform the Fitness Industry.


“If we have a 4x increase in volume, we know the process will get done. We trust Jabil is taking care of everything, which is the best place to be.”

The science of athletics has reached new heights. From sweat patches that send messages to apps to gauge hydration to sensors in shoes to gauge ideal footfall for speed and strength, science in sports feeds the competitive edge. Athos, a startup based in Redwood City, California, is poised to transform the fitness industry with the world’s first smart fitness apparel that measures muscle activity, heart rate, and respiration in real time. Using sophisticated and expensive electromyography (EMG) technology that previously was restricted to elite athletes in lab settings, Athos is redefining how fitness and performance are measured and improved.

A tiny startup that emerged from a university project to a commercialized solution with high-profile clients needed a special type of manufacturing partner - one with end-to-end solutions and a full range of capabilities. Athos needed to be able to focus on its own core competency and they required a partner that would both bring world-class design and engineering, and supply chain buying power. But, they also had to be comfortable with the unpredictable world of startups - not an easy feat.

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