Fitness wearables collect all sorts of data about our health and fitness on a daily basis. But this data is useless unless you know how to utilize it properly.
This can become a big problem for regular people who don’t know that much about health statistics or don’t have access to personal trainers.
Now, a new pair of headphones, called Vi, aims to cut the middleman by collecting and interpreting all health related data on it’s own. Once done, it can even provide real time coaching tailored to your personal needs.
What makes this possible is the fact that the Vi headphones come with the first Portable Artificial Intelligence Personal Trainer.
Created by LifeBEAM, these headphones use different types of sensors to track various information, such as heart rate, motion, speed, elevation, location and even weather patterns.
This data is then compiled by the advanced AI system to give you personalized coaching, based on your physiology. The more data it gets, the more detailed it’s assessment of your health becomes.
Following this progression, the devices goes from showing you how your actions affect your heath to actually telling you what you should be doing. These insights can be great for weight loss optimization, exhaustion level management, injury prevention, running technique, stress levels and adaptive training plans.
All this technical interpretation and coaching however doesn’t take away from the running experience, as the Vi is still a pair of headphones in the first place. The users, therefore also get to play music, take calls and send text messages, with the help of easy voice control features.
To make sure that the audio quality is on par with leading market standards, the headphone are constructed in collaboration with Harman/Kardon, with integrated streaming services such as Spotify, Soundcloud and many more. The user can even create their own collection of workout music.
Powering all these capabilities is a lithium polymer battery, which can last upto 8 hours on a single charge. The charging is done via Micro USB, therefore making it compatible it most chargers on the market.
If you too would like to get your own Vi, then you can head to the company’s Kickstarter Page and make a pledge of $199, which will get you your own pair of headphones, plus an accompanying app (Android, iOS) which will let you track your performance over both the short and long term.
If you hurry now, you might be one of the first lucky customers to get your own Vi, when the company starts shipping them in December this year.