Pebble Time smartwatch owners that would prefer not to wear a separate fitness tracking device, may be interested in a new accessory for the Pebble Time fitness tracker case that has been created by serial Kickstarter entrepreneur Kannyn MacRae.
The new Pebble Time and Time Steel accessory has been specifically designed to transform your smartwatch into a fitness tracker offering the ability to monitor your heart rate as well as Qi wireless charging when required.
MacRae explains more about the inspiration and design behind the TYLT VÜ as well as the features you can expect to enjoy once installed.
Meet the TYLT VÜ Pulse, and welcome true heart rate monitoring to your Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel. Here at TYLT, we are excited to expand the capabilities of Pebble Health™ to help you reach your fitness goals. In addition to heart rate monitoring, we are bringing along a custom-made companion app as well as the ease of Qi Wireless Charging to your Pebble™, so that you can forget about the hassle of plugging in your watch when the battery runs low.
The TYLT VÜ Pulse brings true fitness tracking to your Pebble Time™ Smartwatch. Using the principles of Photoplethysmography – the same green light sensing technology found in top fitness bands – we are able to bring accurate heart rate measurements in real time. And through filtering the data with our algorithm, extraneous data, as well as “noise” are blocked out to bring results comparable with top selling fitness bands on the market.
The TYLT VÜ Pulse will track your heart rate over a designated period. When in passive mode, your heart rate will be measured every 30 minutes in order to provide you with baseline measurements throughout the day and conserving battery life. When it is time to begin a workout, enter active mode and you will receive readings every 10 seconds to give you a true measurement of your workout activity.
The TYLT VÜ project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think TYLT VÜ is something your Pebble Time smartwatch could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help TYLT VÜ become a reality with pledges starting from $50.
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