Amiigo fitness bracelet can automatically track specific exercises

amiigo with iphone

Already smashing through a $90,000 funding goal with over six weeks to finish out the Indiegogo campaign, the Amiigo fitness bracelet advances beyond traditional fitness trackers by monitoring and recording different types of exercises during a typical day. Rather than having to manually log exercises within fitness software, the Amiigo tracks over 100 common exercises and logs interesting data such as number of reps and sets, speed of completion, duration of the exercise and overall intensity. For instance, a user will be able to view how many sets of bicep curls they performed during a workout. Over time, users can view how they have improved in order to increase the intensity of future workouts. 

amiigo mobile softwareBesides common weight-lifting exercises, the Amiigo can also tell the difference between various cardio exercises as well. For instance, the Amiigo will be able to tell if a person is out jogging, cycling, swimming or standing on an elliptical machine in the gym.

If the Amiigo bracelet doesn’t recognize a specific exercise for some reason, the user has the ability to create a new exercise within the system. After creating and logging a session of that new exercise, the Amiigo fitness bracelet will automatically record that exercise during future workouts. 

Beyond tracking progress over time, the Amiigo also monitors heart rate during workouts, core temperature of the skin and blood oxygen levels. Similar to other fitness trackers, the Amiigo also tracks overall activity during a day as well as total calories burned over a 24-hour period. As the plethora of data is collected by the fitness bracelet, the Amiigo software will automatically recommend guidelines for future workouts. Hypothetically, this data could be used by personal trainers in order to escalate progress with clients. However, the client could also analyze the data themselves and skip the cost of a personal trainer completely.

amiigo tracking while joggingSimilar to the Fitbit trackers, users can set goals within the Amiigo software and will earn points as they progress with more workouts. In addition, Amiigo owners can connect with friends in order to set up workout competitions or wager earned points over friendly bets.

Amiigo representatives plan to allow users to redeem points within a storefront for discounts on sports and fitness equipment as well as supplements like protein powder or multi-vitamins. 

The Amiigo bracelet is adjustable for different wrist sizes and comes with a shoe clip to track lower body movement . The device can store a large amount of data collect over many hours, but connects to an iOS or Android smartphone over Bluetooth 4.0 in order to upload the data. The group behind the Amiigo is also making the software development kit open source and encouraging anyone to create applications for the fitness band. 

According to the Indiegogo campaign page, the group has been working on the fitness device over the past twelve months. The black version of the Amiigo is priced at $99, but the blue and green models are $119. The first batch of Amiigo fitness bracelets are expected to roll out during June 2013. Similar to all Indiegogo or Kickstarter projects, the actual launch date of the device is always subject to potential manufacturing delays. However, if the team behind the Amiigo can push out a working, final product this year, it could significantly impact sales of less-advanced fitness bracelets like the Nike+ FuelBand, Jawbone Up or the Fitbit Flex. 


Walmart slashes prices on the Fitbit Versa smartwatch and Charge 3

We are officially halfway through January, and for a lot of us, that means the struggle to stick to our New Year's resolutions is in full force. Walmart is offering some great discounts on Fitbits to help you stay on track.

You're never too broke to enjoy the best free-to-play games

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially-popular League of Legends.

Before buying a Fitbit or Apple Watch, check out these fitness trackers under $50

Fitbit and Apple Watch are top of the line when it comes to fitness trackers but if you want to save, we have alternatives. If 2019 is the year you keep track of your health and budget your expenses, then take a look at these fitness…
Emerging Tech

This energy-generating treadmill cuts your waistline and your power bill

Fitness equipment maker SportsArt was on hand at CES 2019 with its latest piece of sustainable sports equipment - the electricity-generating Verde G690 treadmill.
Emerging Tech

Earth’s magnetic field is shifting, vital map can’t be updated due to shutdown

The Earth's magnetic field is moving, effecting navigation systems of all kinds. A model of the field should have been good until its scheduled update in 2020, however, it has moved so quickly that an update is required much sooner.
Emerging Tech

Scientists debate mysterious flash of light in space, known as ‘The Cow’

On June 16, 2018 there was an unusual flash in the sky which puzzled astronomers around the world. NASA researchers have been collecting data on the event and have shared two competing theories for what could have caused it.
Emerging Tech

Brightest quasar ever seen discovered by Hubble, may be star-producing machine

The brightest quasar even seen has been observed with the Hubble Space Telescope using a technique called strong gravitational lensing. The quasar is enormously energetic and may be producing thousands of stars per year.
Emerging Tech

Watch China’s moon mission touch down on the planet’s far side

Video has been shared of a lander's-eye view of China's Chang'e 4 mission touching down in the Von Kármán Crater on the far side of the moon. The craft captured footage of the descent with a camera which was attached to the probe.
Emerging Tech

SpaceX nails its first launch and landing of 2019, but job cuts loom

SpaceX has nailed its first launch and landing of 2019 with a mission that deployed more satellites for Virginia-based Iridium Communications. But the success was soured somewhat by reports of upcoming job losses at the company.
Emerging Tech

The best 3D printers for 2019

On the hunt for a new 3D printer? We've got your back. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran, this list of the best 3D printers has what you're looking for.
Emerging Tech

The enormous ‘Flying Bum’ moves toward a commercial design

A prototype of the world's largest aircraft is being retired as the company behind it prepares to build a production model. The new Airlander 10, also known as the "Flying Bum," could be ready for commercial use by 2025.
Emerging Tech

Face-scanning A.I. can help doctors spot unusual genetic disorders

Facial recognition can unlock your phone. Could it also be used to identify whether a person has a rare genetic disorder, based on their facial features? New research suggests it can.
Emerging Tech

Lasers and bovine breathalyzer help determine how much methane cows produce

Cow farts and belches don't sound like catastrophic threats, but they contribute to the massive amounts of methane in the atmosphere. Recently, scientists set out to establish the numbers.
Emerging Tech

Researchers discover a way to make 3D printing 100 times faster using light

Researchers at the University of Michigan have invented a new method of 3D printing which is up to 100 times faster than conventional 3D-printing processes. Here's how it works and why it could prove a game-changer for 3D printing.