Here’s a cool new fitness tracker for you to consider for the new year. It’s called Amiigo, developed by a team out of Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s a completely waterproof fitness tracking system consisting of two parts: a wristband and a shoe clip.
Sounds a lot like some other products you’ve seen, perhaps the Nike+ Fuelband and a Nike+ iPod Sensor Amiigo actually has some pretty significant advantages over Nike’s products, and all the other fitness sensing products out there. When we asked co-founder Abe Carter what sets Amiigo out from all the rest, here’s what he told us:
Our primary competitive advantage is our ability to discriminate between activities… our system doesn’t just track steps, and overall activity level… we can track actual activity type, duration, speed, repetitions/sets and even form and technique in some cases. It’s gesture recognition gone mobile. None of the competitors can get the type of tracking detail we are capable of. Additionally, since we’re tracking blood oxygen saturation and heart rate we can also correlate your physiological data with your exercise data and give users an idea of what is happening at the physiological level. We are creating much more personalized tracking experiences, where users can track and make sense of the actual activities they prefer, all the way down to reps and sets.
Take a look at the video below of Abe and company showing off Amiigo:
Amiigo will be launching soon with a retail price of $119, but if you hurry over to Amiigo’s indiegogo page now (where it’s already surpassed its funding goal by over 170%), you can preorder one a little a cheaper.
Link to indiegogo campaign: Amiigo: Fitness Bracelet for iPhone and Android
More information: Amiigo website…