The smarter you train, the fitter you become. We’ve seen lots of wearables that track your steps, distance, calories and sleep, but few specifically designed for the gym. NEXUS is like a GPS watch for the weight-room.
The gizmo comes from the folks over at Push, a sport technology company that designs solutions to help athletes perform at their best. Their flagship product PUSH Band is used by professionals across most major sports. The Canadian based outfit ran an Indiegogo campaign back in 2014 to fund product development and has been going from strength to strength since. They are back now, this time turning to Kickstarter, to raise funds for a new product.
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NEXUS is the first wearable made exclusively for CrossFit and functional fitness training. This is a strength and conditioning program consisting mainly of a mix of aerobic exercise, calisthenics, and Olympic weightlifting. Its been around for some two decades now, originating in California. By 2005 there were only 13 CrossFit-affiliated gyms, but this number has since mushroomed to 13,000 affiliates in 120 countries.
Simply wear the band and click to go. The lightweight device (32 grams) slips into a compression sleeve on your forearm. From there the 6 DOF accelerometer and gyroscope automatically count every rep and round as you progress through your workout, and communicate this in real-time to your phone. With over 140 exercises in its database, Nexus should have you covered whatever type of workout you opt for.
The accompanying iOS & Android smartphone app spits out more advanced metrics such as work-to-rest ratio, round splits, cadence, power and more. You’ll see an exact breakdown of your performance and progress over time. The app also allows you to share workouts with your friends and compete in global leaderboards.
Just a few days in and NEXUS is already comfortably above its funding goal. If you’re one of the 4 million CrossFit devotees, this campaign on Kickstarter might pique your interest.
Price: $160 and up
$28,972 raised out of $24,543 goal
28 days to go
Estimated delivery: October 2018
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