Kickstarter Pick of the Week: The InBody Band

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At the moment, wearables basically fall into two categories with smartwatches and fitness trackers. There are smartwatches with fitness tracking features, and fitness trackers that can give you the time, but none will give you the skinny on your BMI. Well, the InBody Band can and it has recently arrived on KickStarter in search of funding.

It’s safe to say the InBody Band falls into the “fitness tracker” category while still being smart enough to send you notifications about incoming texts and calls. Its main claim to fame has to be the BMI sensor though, which measures your body fat through AC current and algorithms. That’s a feature you’re not going to find on other wearables, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg for the InBody Band.

In addition to the BMI tracker, the bands magical electrodes function as an ECG to keep track of your heart rate. While you’re working out you can rank up and hit achievements through the official app, and make use of the real-time activity tracker as well. When you’re done for the day, you may want to keep the InBody Band on your wrist so it can keep tabs on your sleep.

The InBody Band will worth with Android handsets or iPhone 4S’s or later via Bluetooth and can be charged with a micro USB port. The battery life is said to last 7 – 10 days, and it carries the IP56 tag so you’ll be able to get it getting drenched in sweat when you’re working out. Unfortunately, it’s only scheduled to work with the InBody app at this time, but the minds behind InBody have said they try to provide a wide range of platforms.

If you’re interested in the InBody Band, there are around 23 days left in the campaign at this time, and Inbody is only 6k off their funding goal to bring the InBody to the masses. The InBody is scheduled to roll out in March with a “one size fits all” model although a smaller version is planned. You can pick one up in a variety of colors, and it’ll set you back $159.

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Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.
  • crackhead

    Interesting. Think i’ll take a look.