This cool electronic gadget records body motion and calculates your fitness using graphs and charts.
The Fitbit records how many steps you take, stairs you climb, distance traveled and calories burned - and even collects information about how well you steep.
What you eat, how you exercise, and how well you sleep, are the metrics that are used and correlated to measure your fitness.
For example, because this device records your movements, you can find out if you were calm or restless while sleeping - when this occurred - for what duration - and how it may be related to other factors.
The Fitbit is a small device (about the size of a flash drive) that attaches to your clothing and uses a highly sensitive "3D" motion sensor, altimeter, and accelerometer to record your movements.
It connects via a Bluetooth Smart USB dongle to your computer or smartphone and the information is uploaded to your free account.
All the data is configured into statistics, graphs and charts that are display using a customizable dashboard so you can track your progress, cross reference information, spot trends and set goals.
You can also log additional information such as food consumption, height, weight.
The Fitbit is rechargeable and comes with a clip, USB dongle, charging cable, and sleep wristband.
Using a combination of an accelerometer sensor, gps tracking technology, and a heart monitor, the Nike Sportswatch tracks a runners speed, run-time, distance, elevation, and heart rate during running workouts.
The watch can also store your run history, map routes, and use your pace, body weight and distance data to calculate how many calories you burn while running.
The Sportswatch has ultra-low power consumption and features a rechargeable lithium polymer battery that fully charges in 2 hours, with a 50 day standby capacity, 2 month watch mode, or 9 hour run mode.
You can also personalize the high resolution screen to display specific information in large easy-to-read fonts.
The watch is water resistant to 5 ATM and can operate in temperatures between -20C to 60C (-4F to 140F).
Jointly developed by Nike® and TomTom®, the combining of various cool electronic gadgets into mens sports watches, provides athletes with a wealth of information that can be used in their running training program.
Data can be uploaded to a computer by using a usb contact in the watch band.
Alternatively, the information can also be accessed at a running training program website maintained by Nike for it's users.
Nike's running website is heralded as the largest training program for runners in the world. It has over 4 million members.
The Nike Sportswatch was the winner of two Best Innovation Awards from the CES and an Editors Choice Award from Popular Mechanics Magazine.
Sources: tomtom.com; nikeplus.com; fitbit.com Graphic: Hisks
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