AmpStrip Heart Monitor
Ampstrip – A Better Wearable
There are a lot of fitness trackers out there, and just about all of them are worn on the wrist or sit in a pocket. The AmpStrip, however, is different. It’s a 3.5-inch, ultra-thin device that adheres to your torso (using a replaceable adhesive). Because it rests right on your body, it’s more accurate than wrist or pocket trackers. And, because it’s so comfortable, lightweight, and waterproof, you can wear it 24/7 to get a complete picture of your health.
AmpStrip is already receiving accolades for its innovative design and precise monitoring. In fact, it received an Innovation Award at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Read on to find out why so many people are eagerly anticipating this device.
AmpStrip is made by FitLinxx, a company that’s been in the fitness tracking technology business since 1993. However, this is their first consumer device; up until now, their technology had been used in other company’s devices. They’ve built on what they’ve learned to create what is perhaps the most advanced wearable out there.
It measures everything: heart rate, respiration, skin temperature, posture, sleep, stress, calories burned, active time, and steps taken. Because it can be worn around the clock, it also measures resting heart rate and heart rate recovery, something a lot of fitness trackers don’t register. AmpStrip uses BlueTooth connectivity, but it has a memory, so you don’t always need to be in range of your mobile device to track data. A single charge on the AmpStrip should last about a week, and it recharges quickly on a wireless charger.
How hot is AmpStrip right now? Their Indiegogo campaign surpassed their goal swiftly, and it currently sits at almost 400% of their original ask! It’s clear that people want a better tracker, and AmpStrip may just be it. The first ones should ship to initial backers in June 2015, and the public should be able to get their hands on one shortly thereafter. The expected retail price is $149 USD. Check out their campaign here.