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Athos: Like Fitbit, but in your gym shorts

  • 11 September 2014

Contrary to conventional wisdom, practice doesn’t always make perfect.

But practicing perfectly does.

Hence: Athos, aka workout gear with embedded motion sensors.

This is like Fitbit, but inside your gym shorts.

The Athos compression tops and shorts — all in Batman matte black — connect to palm-sized disks you place on your arm and leg.

These connect to said medical-grade sensors, which pick up tiny electrical signals calculating your lung expansion and heart rate.

That info is then sent via Bluetooth to your cell phone and organized by color on a diagram of your body to help you determine your strengths and weaknesses.

You’ll receive tips on how to rebalance your stance or lifts so you get a better workout and, most importantly, avoid injury.

Like most quantified-self things, there’s also a social component.

Cyclists can compare themselves to their friends as well as to pros, runners to runners, yoggers to yoggers, etc., etc.

But it doesn’t rate you on speed or weights lifted. It rates you on posture, form and using the correct muscles.

They’re taking pre-orders now. It’s the best habit you can form this year.

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