There have been lots of new products coming out of the CES (Consumer Electronics Show), but one that caught our eye was this product that allows you to track your training the way a professional athlete does, but you don't have to spend thousands of dollars in high-tech monitoring equipment. While we have not tested the product and it does not say it can be used for cycling, it tracks information that we think would help any athlete trying to measure fitness levels.
The Smart Activity Tracker is a pocket-sized personal tracking tool designed to help users achieve their personal health and fitness goals. For the first time ever seen on an activity tracker, the Smart Activity Tracker adds pulse measurement to the number of steps taken, strides run, distances covered, calories burned, and quality of sleep. The device syncs via Bluetooth Smart with the Withings Health Mate App where all the data is collected and stored in real time.
No larger than a small memory stick, Smart Activity Tracker is designed to be unobtrusive. It can be inserted into a pocket or used with the included belt clip and/or arm band. The front of the device features a fully functioning touch surface that will allow users to navigate from screen to screen and the back houses the heart rate sensor where users simply place their finger to take their readings. The device has a two week battery life and has an on-board micro USB port for recharging.
Smart Activity Monitor tracks not only the number of steps taken in a day, but differentiates moderate from vigorous activity. The device also calculates the number of stairs climbed and calories burned depending on the users’ body composition. The duration of sleep, plus the quality of that sleep is also calculated when the device is worn during sleep. By adding heart rate to the tracker, users can paint a larger picture of their total health by monitoring their resting heart rates and heart rates after physical activity.
The Withings Health Mate app collects all the information provided by the Smart Activity Tracker via Bluetooth and categorizes it into 3 different health categories-Activity, Heart and Sleep. This data can be easily shared with a physician, dietitian, sports coach, support group or social media network.
• Connectivity: Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart
• Dimensions: 43.3 x 22.1 x 8.3 mm
• Battery: Rechargeable with 2 week battery life
• Display: OLED touchscreen display
• Compatibility: Android devices, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad, iTouch 4 and 5
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