Fitness tracker turns Apple's Siri into personal training coach
Fitness Tracker Turns Apple's Siri Into Personal Training Coach
Washington: A new fitness tracker reportedly turns Apple's digital voice assistance Siri into a personal training coach.
The wearable fitness-tracking device, Moov, instead of collecting and charting data about the wearer's habits, provides a near-constant feedback loop.
According to The Verge, a former Apple engineer, Nikola Hu has designed the device, which is equipped to not only tell wearer to move more but to move better.
Moov has brought in a number of athletes and trainers and collected data as they worked out, including their speed and pace with which they box or run or pedal; the angle at which their legs, arms, and wrists move.
So, when regular users work out, their progress and form is pitted against the pros, with constant feedback both visually and audibly with the voice coach, who sounds like Siri.
The device uses accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers to collect data and the company's proprietary algorithms to turn that data into actionable information.
The Moov, about the size of a silver dollar, comes in black and white and its battery lasts8-10 hours of active use.
The report said that when the device launches this summer for 120 dollars, it would support five activities: running, biking, swimming, cardio boxing, and weight training, each in a separate app for iOS .
The company said that it was working on more apps, with yoga and golf first on the list, the report added.