Wearable monitoring gets musical
Sensogram Technologies today announced the addition of music functionality to its SensoTRACK sports, fitness and vitals monitoring device.
It fits snugly on the wearer’s left ear. A detachable right earpiece delivers the stereo component. Users can enjoy music as they exercise, while the device wirelessly senses, monitors and tracks their performance. Beyond real-time heart rate, respiration rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure and temperature, SensoTRACK monitors parameters such as calories burnt, step count and geophysical location. Users also can input their own values to track. After data upload via a secure connection, SensoTRACK presents data in a user-friendly dashboard display on a device of their choosing.
SensoTRACK now offers users everything they demand: fitness and activity tracking, precise vitals monitoring, secure data capture, detailed data analysis, location-based information and music. The fully wireless system incorporates music without affecting the vitals monitoring alert system and the virtual trainer functionality. Plus, SensoTRACK features variable music settings, including full stereo and mono channel sound.
The SensoTRACK update also adds temperature-sensing functionality to its already extensive list of parametrics. The device is weatherproof and comes in six colors: blue, yellow, green, red, black and orange. Current plans call for limited device availability by February 2015 and full-scale production in the second quarter of 2015.
"We have been developing SensoTRACK's embedded stereo music capability for some time. Our Kickstarter backers, in particular, were vocal in suggesting that we add music now, so we did. SensoTRACK provides ample storage space for a user's digital music file library, thus allowing the music to play directly from the device. Beyond supporting the device's standalone capability, the design contributes to battery life."
Dr. Vahram Mouradian, founder and chief technical officer, Sensogram Technologies