Wearable sports sensors like Jawbone’s Up Wristband and the Fitbit Activity Tracker work incredibly well at counting calories burned, tracking steps taken, distance travelled etc. That being said, it looks like the up and coming Amiigo sports sensor is going to be giving these companies a major run for their money.
The Amiigo sensor is a state of the art fitness device that can actually determine what activity is being performed all on its own. It can tell the difference between your morning jog or evening weight lifting at the gym thanks to its discrimination algorithm. Not only does Amiigo track what your doing, the wristband also monitors and records pertinent physiological information such as heart rate, blood oxygen levels and skin temperature and compares this data against the exercise you were just performing.
In order to accurately determine which activity is being performed Amiigo uses two sensors, one situated on your wrist and one on a shoe clip. These sensors store your workout data which you can later upload via Bluetooth to the companion Amiigo iOS or Android app. The app then takes all this wonderful workout info and organizes it into a meaningful display you can work towards beating or share amongst your friends.