Toshiba has jumped on the wearables bandwagon with a new wristband that monitors fitness and activity.
Appropriately called the Wristband Activity Monitor, it uses Bluetooth 4.0 to sync with a smartphone app and serve up information related to tracked activities. This low-power technology allows the wristband's accelerometer and gyro sensors to have a long life between charges, according to Toshiba.
Speaking of the sensors, Toshiba's wristband use them to categorise your daily actions like resting, walking, running and eating then calculates fitness stats within those categories, including steps taken, activity intensity and calories consumed.
"Activities are logged by the monitor along with the time data and delivered to a smartphone app via Bluetooth," Toshiba explained. "The smartphone provides a hub for connection to the cloud and uploading to a wide range of services, and the information provides a profile of the user’s exercise and a tool for personal healthcare management."
You can purchase Toshiba's Wristband Activity Monitor from NTT Docomo starting today. Other features include a strap buckle, Li-ion rechargeable battery, USB charging through dedicated attachment and green and black colour options. We've contacted Toshiba to find out details on pricing.