Wrist-worn fitness trackers are popular but not everyone thinks that’s the best way to track users’ movements.
With its behind the ear design, Lumafit looks like a Bluetooth headset rather than a fitness tracker. However, according to the project authors, this design makes it better suited to identify exact motion of the body. There is a 3-axis accelerometer built inside the Lumafit, as well as optical light sensors (Red and Infrared) for capturing heart rate.
Perhaps the most notable feature of Lumafit is its ability to estimate user’s heart age based on heart activity during workouts.Alongside the device itself, the company behind Lumafit is also working on three accompanying apps: Gym Tracker, Home Fitness and Yoga Breathing. Moreover, they’ll also be releasing an SDK to provide developers with access to the heart and motion sensor data in real time.
Perhaps the most notable feature of Lumafit is its ability to estimate user’s heart age based on heart activity during workouts. This information is then used to help users make their heart younger, coaching them on how to do that. It is, however, not an easy task that takes at least 4-6 months of regular exercise. But it’s worth it.
Lumafit will offer a number of different training plans and sessions, but you will also be able to sync data with popular fitness apps like MapMyFitness and MyFitnessPal.
The Lumafit device will go into production if it manages to hit the $60,000 funding goal at Kickstarter. A single unit goes for $79.