We’re used to seeing heart rate monitors on wrists, but now a company called FitLinxx want you to stick their monitor right on your torso. Called the AmpStrip, this stealthy-looking device looks like a bandage that Batman would carry in his utility belt.
Why place a heart monitor on your torso with a sticky adhesive instead of your wrist? For starters, FitLinxx says AmpStrip is more accurate. Another reason? Comfort. While other heart monitors that use chest straps increase accuracy, FitLinxx says their monitor won’t chafe your skin during a workout.
“AmpStrip is the first of its kind heart and activity tracking monitor outpacing existing products with significantly more accurate data and comfortable 24/7 wear before, during and after exercise,” Dave Monahan, the president and CEO of FitLinxx, said in a press release.
It won’t be long to until we get feedback about AmpStrip’s accuracy and comfort from users directly. FitLinxx expects to release AmpStrip during the second quarter of this year. And they’ll be plenty of fitness fanatics using it. More than 460 people have already funded FitLinxx’s Indiegogo campaign, which recently passed their $50,000 goal (the campaign ends on February 8.)
FitLinxx can expect even more funders soon; they have been named a 2015 Best of Innovation Honoree at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show.
Top photo courtesy of FitLinxx