In Brief

A hack that turns off power to electronics if the user doesn't meet fitness goals.

Charalampos from Building Internet of Things has come up with a clever idea to make sure that there’s more at stake when you skip a workout. Charalampos created a clever hack that uses a FitBit tracker and a Belkin WeMo to cut off power to any plugged-in device if the wearer doesn’t reach his/her fitness goal.

The FitBit tracker is able to monitor and log in various activities such as steps taken, amount of sleep,  and calories burned. The hack works by connecting WeMo, an Internet-controlled power outlet, to the FitBit device. When a certain goal isn’t achieved, the power outlet automatically turns off, shutting down connected electronic devices like a gaming console, computer, or even the fridge.

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