If you are concerned about your health and like to use technology to track your health and fitness goals, you might recall the Tinke device from Zensorium. Tinke launched back in late 2012 and was only offered for the iPhone. The Tinke device is now available for Android users as well. Tinke is a heath device that has optical sensors to gather fitness and relaxation information.
The optical sensor works when a finger is pressed on the sensor. That sensor can gather details such as heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen levels, and heart rate variability. The first three of those details are used to determine cardirespiratory fitness. The heart rate variability is used to determine the autonomic nervous system function and to measure relaxation.
The idea is to monitor the user’s physical and mental health. Information is passed from the sensor to the smartphone using Bluetooth. Power comes from an internal lithium ion battery that claims to need charging only once per month. The Tinke device for Android users is available now for $129. The device comes in grey or orange colors.
“Our goal is simple: to empower individuals to be mindful of fitness and wellness and lead healthier lives,” said Juliana Chua, Principal of Zensorium’s Business Innovation Group. “We’re excited that Tinke can engage with more people now that it’s available for use with Android devices.”