There’s no shortage of Fitbit or Nike Fuelband-style fitness trackers on the market. Strap them to your wrist or clip them to your clothing and they’ll monitor every step you take to let you know if you’re meeting your exercise goals.
Moov wants to do much more — and provide real-time feedback to let you know not only if you’re walking enough, but if your stride needs improvement, whether you need to adjust your posture while lifting weights, or if your form is off while performing other exercises.
It does this by pairing with your phone and providing voice and visual feedback.
Moov is set to launch this summer with devices selling for $120. But you can pre-order one now for $60.
Moov is also offering a pre-order package of 2 units for $100. While you could pick up one for you and another for a friend, Moov will also be able to offer more accurate results if you wear one on each arm during cardio boxing or other exercise sessions.
Like other fitness trackers, Moov feature motion sensors including accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers. And it’s designed to run for a week or more between charges.
It’s a little different than most fitness trackers in that it’s a small disc with no screen. You’ll need to pair it with a smartphone to track your progress. At launch it’ll work with iPhone apps, and Android apps are expected to follow this fall.
Initially there will be apps designed for running, biking, swimming, cardio boxing, and weight training. But you can remove the Moov unit from its wrist strap and attach it to other mounts so it can hang out on your golf club or tennis racket, for instance, and give you pointers for improving your game. A bike pedal mount can help measure your cycling progress more accurately than most existing fitness trackers can.
That helps justify the $120 price tag, which is a bit steeper than that for most competing devices. But with pre-order prices as low as $50 per Moov device, the Moov is actually one of the most affordable high-end fitness trackers (at least until it hits full price this summer).
via The Verge