Fitness Tracker Earphones Gather Exercise Data
The iriver ON earbuds monitor heart rate, distance, speed, cadence, aerobic fitness level, and calories burned.
Finally, a design for a fitness sensor that doesn’t look like a wristband. The iriver ON earbuds from Valencell and iriver were introduced last week at CES.
The product is described as “the first Bluetooth audio headset powered by Valencell’s PerformTek Precision Biometrics, a licensable sensor technology.” It claims to accurately monitor more real-time physiological data than any other fitness tracker.
The device monitors the wearer’s heart rate, distance, speed, cadence, VO2 max (aerobic fitness level), and calories burned. iriver will also be launching its own complementary smartphone fitness app in conjunction with the product, which goes on sale worldwide in March at a retail price of $199. Valencell CEO and co-founder, Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, said: