Ear-worn tracking devices are becoming increasingly common. At CES, Bodytrak unveiled the first one that not only senses movement and heart rate, but real-time body temperature as well.
It’s quite a sensor package (much of it using Valencell hardware): core body temp, heart-rate, Vo2, speed, distance, cadence, as well as retaining audio capabilities. The data is sent via your smart phone to a cloud-based analytic platform for monitoring by a third party.
A look at the picture illustrates that this is not likely to be a device for casual users. The company says test units are being used by pro cycling teams, English Premier League soccer and rugby clubs, and defense and health organizations.
Availability is expected this summer. Pricing has not been determined, the company said.
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