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Flyfit - The Fitness Tracker For Your Ankle

When you think of it, it's odd that wearable tech makers are so obsessed with wristbands. Many wearable tech products presently concentrate on fitness, and the most popular cardio workouts-- biking, running, swimming-- are powered by the lower body.

Husband-and-wife group Jimmy Leu and Beatrice Chu developed Flyfit, a fitness screen that is used on the ankle, after Chu, a passionate bicyclist, got irritated that other fitness trackers weren't accurately recording her workouts. Numerous of the bestselling fitness trackers, consisting of the Nike Fuelband, aren't even recommended for cycling.

Fitness Tracker For Your Ankle
Flyfit is among the most current entrants to the wearable tech market, however its creators desire to separate by concentrating specifically on measuring various leg movements for cycling, swimming, running, or stair climbing. Plus, it will certainly interest people who dislike wristbands, which are indicated to be worn all the time, but tend to obstruct while keying, irritate your skin, or snag on sleeves.

Chu says that she wanted to develop an ankle monitor after realizing that her wristbands did not register movements accurately if she grasped her bike's handlebars too snugly. For passionate cyclists, the Flyfit is meant to be a portable option to cadence sensors that are set up on bicycle frames. Leu points out that this is especially convenient if you use a bike financing service, like Citi Bike in New York City, or workout at the health club. Like a cadence sensor, the Flyfit lets you track distance, speed, and rotations per minute (RPM).

The app connects to an iOS app with Bluetooth 4.0/ LE and lets you see your workout information in real time, as long as you want to keep your eye on your smartphone while working out. Flyfit's creators are working on an Android app and its advancement will be accelerated if the job reaches its $150,000 stretch goal. They also prepare to open Flyfit's API, include an online racing video game so you can compete with your people, and maybe integrate it with other apps like Nike Run Keeper.

The tracker includes a hardware module that is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery and interchangeable bands that are currently offered in 5 colors. It has a basic LED panel that lets you examine exactly what activity you are tracking and battery life. The Flyfit declares to have an eight-hour battery life with real-time syncing and can run up to a week in off-sync mode.

The Flyfit may advise some individuals of the infamous ankle monitor used by specific stars, like Lindsay Lohan, while under house arrest. The Flyfit is easy and small to hide, nevertheless, and can be put on over or under socks, so I can definitely see it appealing to individuals who are interested by wearable tech but tired of the ubiquitous wristband.

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