At first glance, FitPal looks like a “yet another fitness tracker.” That, however, may not be the case because it may feature one of the best heart rate monitoring technologies available today.
The device was designed by a team of engineers who have been actively developing Heart Rate Monitoring solutions for the professional sector for more than 20 years. These technologies have been used by large corporations, professional sports teams, retired military, firefighters and many Universities across the world. Heck, the MARS500 project, which is the full length flight simulation to Mars conducted by European Space Agency (ESA) and Russian Federal Space Agency, used the heart rate monitoring technology found inside the FitPal wearable.
FitPal designers wanted to come up with a product that goes beyond metrics, such as step count, heart rate, sleep quality and distance walked. Their aim is to collect all the different data points and put them into perspective to “bring true insight” into the activities of your life and what that means to you.
The team is looking to raise $100,000 in a Kickstarter campaign, where a single FitPal unit could be had for $159. Or $179 if you miss the “early bird special.”