There are many wearables which are used for fitness tracking. But InBody Band gives a whole new edge to body tracking. This fitness band, as claimed by the company in its Kickstarter page is the “one and only wearable that analyzes body composition” of a person. It brings a new age of body tracking. The band is not only responsible for simple activity tracking, but also for true fitness tracking. If you are wondering how true fitness can be tracked, you can check out this post to know more.
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InBody Band- How does it Work?
The InBody Band measures the composition of a body and is extremely versatile. It also uses a companion app to work, which is compatible with Android and iOS devices. Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is used by the band for analyzing your body. The micro AC current which flows from two electrodes situated at the top, to two electrodes situated at the bottom, is used to measure the body impedance. On the basis of impedance, the total body water is calculated. From the amount of total body water and on the basis of the unique algorithms, the body fat and muscle mass are calculated.
The wrist electrodes must touch the user’s wrist fully while the users are required to put their fingers on the finger electrodes gently. Two hands should not be touching each other. This will ensure accurate measurement.
Using Electrocardiogram, the heart rate is measured by the band. The electric signal from the heart is analyzed by the ECG. In this case, for accurate measurement, the user needs to touch the top electrodes with fingers and the bottom ones with their wrist.
Features of the InBody Band
Here are some of the quick features of the InBody Band:
- Measurement of heart rate
- Measurement of body fat
- Get notified with alarms in your daily life
- Tracking of activity in real time
- Monitoring of your sleep automatically
The InBody Band is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise a total funding goal of $50,000. The funding ends on 13th March, 2015. At the time of writing, the goal has already been achieved with $53,436 funds. The device is estimated to ship in March and you can pre-order your band at $159 from this campaign.
See yourself change every day with this new InBody Band fitness tracker! Check it out at: https://t.co/apmVsVDekS
— InBody Band (@InBodyBand_2015) February 25, 2015
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