New York –– Oregon Scientific has entered the biometric fitness tracker market with its Ssmart Dynamo activity band.
The band is a 24/7 activity tracker of physical activity including steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned. It also tracks rest time and actual sleep and, via Bluetooth Smart, wirelessly pushes the data to a mobile device.
A companion app allows easy setup, monitoring and sharing of a fitness program, the company said. The GUI provides visual progress and allows users to adjust and optimize training in order to reach specific goals. Customizable goals are measured by daily achievements and displayed in an activity level gauge. The app also features an “in bed” gauge display to measure actual sleep time and offers a time-to-fall-asleep analysis.
The unisex Ssmart Dynamo can be customized with assorted optional color bands. It features a four-color LED indicator and store data for up to 14 days. Its rechargeable battery delivers two weeks of use time.
It is currently available on the Oregon Scientific e-store for $99 and will be available at retail in 2014.
Meantime, Pyle Audio has introduced a wrist- or arm-worn fitness and swim monitor with an integrated waterproof MP3 player/FM radio into its Pyle Sports line.
The PSWP25 integrates a built-in pedometer, stopwatch and multiple swim fitness modes. It measures in real time distance traveled, steps taken, laps completed, strokes used and calories burned, displaying the data on the device’s LCD screen.
The 4GB MP3 player holds more than 1,000 songs in either MP3 or WMA formats and features drag-and-drop loading of songs via USB. ID3 technology displays track information including artist and song title. Fully charged, the rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of play time.
The PSWP25 is IPX-8 waterproof rated up to 3 feet. It features soft-touch buttons for control of power, volume, skip and play/pause functions. The included waterproof earphones are made of an ergonomic soft silicon material and wrap around the ear for comfort and security during vigorous activity.
It is available for $62.99 at PyleAudio.com.