Atlas Fitness Tracker, described as the best yet workout tracking device, has surpassed its goal of raising $125,000 on Indiegogo. At the time this post is published, it has managed to close in on a $200,000 mark, and will undoubtedly enter the mass production in the next few months.
What makes this tracking device better than competing products is that goes beyond basic step tracking; it can also count the number of push-ups or keep track of your bench press progress. Heck, its designers say that even though same muscles are engaged, by noting differences in the subtle motion of your body, Atlas will be able to differentiate between these two exercises [bench press and push-ups].
The device itself has a small monochrome screen that lists data like your heart rate, reps/distance, along with time for the current exercise. It will work in conjunction with a dedicated iOS or Android app, providing useful information along the way.
Atlas will also have an open API, allowing third party apps to take advantage of the technology found in this powerful wrist band. Right from the bet, these guys promised integration with their favorite fitness apps such as MapMyFitness and Fitocracy.
Sounds pretty cool; too bad it won’t launch until December 2014…