Smart earpiece with biometric sensors wants you to ditch your fitness bands

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Mariella Moon
October 22nd, 2014
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Smart earpiece with biometric sensors wants you to ditch your fitness bands

Yes, there are a lot of wearable devices that can monitor your activities and health, but an earpiece called SensoTRACK claims to be able to do it all. By "all," we mean it can measure respiration and heart rates, detect oxygen saturation in your body and provide an almost real-time blood pressure reading. It can also count your steps and the calories you burn, measure your speed and activity level during exercise, track your weight, BMI, blood sugar levels and your emotional state. Its creators even claim that it's more accurate than wrist gadgets, because it's worn in your ear, and hence located near the temporal artery. As you'd expect, SensoTRACK connects to an Android or an iOS app, as well as to a desktop portal (via Bluetooth LE or microUSB), which list all your stats, workout history, goals and routes taken. But, in case you're stuck somewhere without access to phones or computers, you can always save up to a week's worth of data on its onboard storage.

According to the device's Kickstarter page, the startup already has a final prototype, and it's just a matter of raising enough money to fund its production. The company hopes to raise a rather hefty $250,000 to be able to ship it to backers by April 2015 at the earliest. In case SensoTRACK doesn't reach its goal, though, you have a number of other devices to choose from, depending on what you need. These include Garmin's new watch that monitors your body's oxygen volume, LG's and SMS Audio's heart rate-tracking earbuds, and Samsung's Gear Fit with heart rate monitor, among many, many others.

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