German company GNS GmbH, a leading developer of embedded location and mobile electronics technology, has announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for Fitti Guard, a new generation of fitness and environmental tracker that will warn wearers about poor air quality and even radiation threats.
Fitti Guard is the first environmental sensing and protection device that you can wear on your wrist.
It comprises ten sensors that help identifying and avoiding unhealthy situations such as ultraviolet light exposure, poor indoor air quality, radioactivity and noise nuisance. A vibration alarm and warning icons inform the user as soon as a threshold of exposure has been exceeded. The watch is aimed at improving health and well-being in people’s daily lives.
Advanced fitness functions count your steps and calculate distance and calories, much like many other smartwatches. But Fitti Guard goes one step further with an activity recognition algorithm, based on a neural network, that detects the kind of activity you’re performing. Tracks are recorded with an integrated GPS and a barometric level sensor measures the covered elevation. A sleep tracking function helps support a healthy and conscious lifestyle with wearers only needing to charge the battery every 21 days.
“This unique activity GPS watch combines fitness and additional health functionality in a single stylish device offering protection from daily environmental influences,” says Bernd Bierwisch, CEO and founder of GNS GmbH.
“We are very proud that our engineers were able to integrate reliable UV and air quality sensors in such a small device. Fitti Guard will even give a warning if sun protection is required, or to open a window if the indoor air quality is bad – based on WHO recommendations.”
Fitti Guard was available for pre-order from the end of March on Kickstarter and shipment is planned for the end of 2016.