Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Check this wearable device out @FirstbeatInfo FirstBeat Bodyguard 2

Hi all

I had a friend tell me about this company and their products:

This is taking wearbale smart devices to the next level... this is not just your basic pedometer, this captures so much more data.

Few words from the company web page:

Firstbeat has developed an innovative heart rate variability based analysis technology for measurement of stress, recovery and exercise. Our software products can be applied to improve performance and well-being in sports and at work. We provide  information that is rich in detail about exercise monitoring, stress assessment and recovery.

They have a whole host of product and services geared around this, whether you are a Pro, for work and wellbeing, or simply a consumer (you can pick up a Suunto with Firstbeat features included).

Anyway the product that most excites me is the Firstbeat Bodyguard 2

Technical specifications:

Rechargeable battery (last app. 6 days)
Storage capacity app. 20 days
IP class IP52
Weight 24 g
Measurement accuracy for heartbeat recording1 ms (1000 Hz)
Measurement accuracy for movement:
Sampling frequency 12.5 Hz
Resolution 8 Bit
G-scale 4G
Data from Bodyguard 2 can be downloaded directly to Firstbeat programs (analysis server, Firstbeat SPORTS)
Data download and battery charging is done directly via the USB-port

So connect this to your chest and after three days have some hugely important data not just about HR, but stress, physical activity/exercise, training effect and many more.

I'm looking to test this out in the very near future... stay tuned.

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