The latest fitness tracking device we’ve caught is called Beast; it’s a magnetic sensor that tracks workouts and provides visual reporting in real-time using a proprietary algorithm. The device comes in a rugged case, measuring 20x15x45 mm and weighing in at 40 grams.
Suitable for all workouts — from weight training, to machines to bodyweight exercises — the sensor allows users to track strength, speed, power and explosiveness. Like any modern activity tracker, it connects via Bluetooth to iOS and Android phones, and is able to display a live monitor to assist in quick-movement analysis.
By capturing and analyzing 50 measurements per second, Beast can offer corrections on posture or form as the workout is occurring, or in between reps.Tracking aside, the Beast also comes preloaded with the company’s software that can help users achieve their physical goals. By capturing and analyzing 50 measurements per second, Beast can offer corrections on posture or form as the workout is occurring, or in between reps.
“The idea behind Beast is to offer hyper-accurate tracking for your workout that you can learn from and build off of,” said E.V. Haendler, CEO of Beast Technologies. “Real time tracking is not only extremely motivating, but it’s also the only way for us to know if we’re improving.”
All your workouts are stored in the cloud, allowing you to access them both on mobile devices and computer to get details on your progress or their lack of.
Beast is currently running an Indiegogo campaign to finish development on the corresponding iOS and Android apps. Backers have until July 19th to preorder Beast and help the company reach their funding goal of $60,000. Those who contribute at least $249 can expect to receive the first line of Beasts by November 2014, though the beta version is already available this summer.