Another Israeli start-up company is enjoying great success in the largest crowdfunding platform
The supply of personal training applications is quite saturated. Today, there is a wide range of trainers available in the application stores, such as running, cycling and body shaping. The apps use technologies found in mobile phones to create distance and speed-of-run indices, along with other aids that provide metrics such as heart rate.
To this saturated market, an Israeli company came in with an original and interesting product Vi. It is a personal trainer with artificial intelligence that provides feedback to the physical activity of the user according to the nature of the training. At this stage we are talking about walking, running and cycling. The coach is attentive to the trainee, his goals and the indicators, and can provide additional information at the request of the trainee through voice commands. The kit comes with high-quality Harman / Kardon headphones that allow the trainer to hear the coach and listen to music. The headset is attached to the device that is worn on the neck of the trainee and is responsible for performing the calculations required to meet the fitness goals, along with a microphone for communicating with the coach and conducting phone calls. The handset itself connects wirelessly to a smart phone via the interface Bluetooth.
To monitor fitness training, the instrument uses an internal barometer for height measurements. In the videos the company shows, it seems that the device can even make the heartbeat to the earner. The system comes with an app for devices Android או iOS Used to document training data. Fitness training is conducted while analyzing a wide range of parameters, including: previous training history, location, weather, altitude, goals, body structure, speed and heart rate. In case the trainee strives beyond the desired learning the trainer will alert you and ask to slow down. The coach will update the trainee about the training plans the next day and in case the weather does not allow it - will offer training capacity alternative.
The device easily folds into the pocket of the trainee at the end of the workout, with the headphones attached to it by magnets. However, the company says it is designed for comfortable use throughout the day while wearing the neck of the user even beyond the training hours. The device can operate up to 12 hours at rest for music playback or answering calls and 8 hours in training mode.
The company was able to raise the necessary resources to create the device through the impressive support it received in a crowdfunding campaign -Kickstarter, Where she raised nearly $ 1.7 million. Today, about a month after the success of crowdfunding, the device is available for pre-purchase only in the next few hours at a cost of $ 216. According to the company, this is a saving of $ 64 from the future price of the coach. The device will be ready for delivery in February 2017. All that remains is to wish them success and you - a successful training.