So, of course, as soon as we posted a piece about the Austin tech scene, we heard about another couple of startups worth mentioning down there:
The Atlas wristband is a training tool that not only tracks your workout but can figure out what exercise you’re doing: curls, squats, shoulder presses, and more. Because it tracks motion in three dimensions, the gear/software can make suggestions about proper form — very important in weight training.
Toopher is a phone app that could easily be part of a wearable. It compares your locations, determined through GPS, with current transactions; if your bank has you making an ATM withdrawal but your GPS doesn’t put you at your bank, Toopher will send up an alert. It can also lock your accounts while you’re at home or sleeping — or, presumably, any other designated time.