In today’s cutting-edge world-o-bots, exercise is not just something you do—you can also wear it, making your fitness regimens not only effective, but also highly trackable. The good and bad news is that cheating is now quantifiable! Today’s techy wearable fitness trackers include smart watches, fitness bands, headbands, sun reading bracelets, and wristbands that users can read on the treadmill, to name a few—all part the growing trend in digital, user-friendly products that aim to somehow or another simplify the challenging aspects of daily life.
At a recent an Intel press conference, Mooly Eden, senior VP and general manager of the chipmaker’s Perceptual Computing group, told reporters how the company “is striving to bring ‘human-like senses’ to a new class of hardware and software products known collectively as Intel RealSense technology.” Optical engineers at Microsoft’s Kinect division, designers and data scientists have also created a software platform to go with the smartwatch that will correlate data from the device’s sensors, according to sources, giving a more accurate read on heart rate and fitness.
So strap on, log in, breathe deep and boot up—knowing that the future promises you a great booty!
1. LG Lifeband Touch Activity Tracker ($180) The Bluetooth-enabled Lifeband features a scrolling OLED touch display that flips on when you turn your forearm to check the time, calories burned, distance traveled, and other sweaty essentials.
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