About half the world’s population have different body parts so it’s merely a hop, skip, and a jump from Watch to Smart Coaching Bra that makes personalized workouts based on biometric data. Guess where the device that gathers the data is stored? At least, on the female anatomy?
This weekend I ran across news about yet another Kickstarter campaign aimed at wearables. This one is called the Hera Training Smart Coaching Bra. Supposedly, this cleverly hidden device will analyze body metrics in real time, then, through an app on your iPhone, coaches you so you reach various fitness goals as if you had a trainer.
The Smart Coaching Bra is a project of the French company Millesia Lingerie and professional sports coaches. The company says the bra has been adapted to a woman’s physiology to help improve training performance. Sensors are fitted into an elastic band and inserted into the bra itself to capture speed, distance traveled, body position, GPS, calories burned, intensity, and heart rate, among others.
The claim to fame here is supposedly better accuracy than wrist-based heart rate monitors. Hmmm. You know, like Apple Watch.
All the data gathered is analyzed in real time to create a specific workout regimen that is suited to your specific needs. While you exercise.
How does Hera Training bra work?
Advice. It talks to you, encourages you, pushes you forward (not literally) to go faster, longer, all with specific goals in mind; like dropping a dress size or two, lose a little fat, get stronger, flatter your tummy, or whatever other objective works for you.
For me, it’s developing enough strength, stamina, and speed to get to Starbucks a little faster on my morning workout.
Again, Hera Training Smart Coaching Bra is a concept with a prototype and a Kickstarter account, so don’t go running down to the Apple Store to pick it up. Still, I see this as the future of wearables; sensors which can be popped into clothing to monitor various human activity, store it all on an iPhone app or even Watch.
Performance measured is performance improved. And burning up calories on the way to Starbucks is the goal.