Boltt is an ambitious startup based in India that has some big plans on how to make fitness tech a whole lot smarter.
It's creating an ecosystem of devices and software that can can all communicate with each other to build a more comprehensive overview of your current level of fitness. Think Under Armour and its UA HealthBox connected platform.
Wareable has learnt that the family of Boltt hardware will include a pair of smart shoes, a shoe pod stride sensor, a set of wireless headsets and a smart wristband. We now know that the Boltt smart band will be priced at $50, while the connected shoes will be $80. Boltt has worked with Garmin to build the sensors that will capture both mechanical and cardiovascular data.
Where things get interesting is the AI health coach element, which hopes to bring more meaning to your data. The platform also promises real time coaching and feedback to improve performance and reduce the chances of an injury. Boltt co-founder Aayushi Kishore explains how the Virtual Boltt Coach or B will work:
"B reads your Sleep, fitness, nutrition and activity data, stores them in one place; and give's meaningful insights and guidance, on how to live healthier. Our wearable AI advancement is exploring the future capabilities of machines—the limits and extremes of their "intelligence" and their ability to replicate human thinking."
Pre-orders for the smart shoe and the smart band begin in October. You can read our interview with Boltt's CEO to find out more about the startup's ambitions to take on the major wearable tech players.
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