Sensoria’s first smart band can detect potential Covid-19 symptoms
Sensoria Health has quietly unveiled its first ever smart band. It tracks activity, sleep quality, heart rate, body temperature and blood oxygenation.
We’ve written about the Redmond-based company quite often in the past. For a long time, its flagship product were socks with embedded sensors. They are able to provide real-time info on metrics such as cadence, foot landing and foot contact to not only increase performance but also to reduce injuries. The company then released smart shoes, followed by a smart mat, smart knee brace and a few other products.
Sensoria Health Band
But everyone is jumping into the wearables game and Sensoria Health is no different. Its latest product is a health and fitness tracking smart band.
As governments relax social-distancing measures, schools and universities re-open, caution should be on everyone’s minds. Sensoria Health is hoping its smart band will help put people’s minds at rest.
The device is capable of tracking metrics that could indicate a COVID-19 infection at an early stage. This includes temperature, heart rate and blood oxygenation. It seems the company is primarily targeting the employer market as the band has an optional cloud based remote monitoring system. This could be used to track the health of staff from one centralized location and allow management to take action at an early stage if needed.
But the smart band can also be used by individuals. In addition to blood oxygenation, body temperature and heart rate, it provides activity tracking basics and detailed sleep statistics. There’s no built-in GPS but there is a “sports tab” in the app so presumably the tracker can track certain workouts. But this is primarily a health band rather than a fitness band.
The app (iOS/Android) user interface seems quite nice showing your vitals clearly. There are daily, weekly, monthly and yearly charts for following and spotting trends. The Smart Band syncs with the app via Bluetooth. Additional functionality includes: Find device, notifications, alarm, sedentary reminder, drink reminder and more.
Water resistance is IP67 which means the gadget is only splash-proof. As far as battery life, a single charge is good for about 5-7 days of use.
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All in all this seems like a decent first fitness band from Sensoria Health. Having said that, it is difficult to see what makes it stand out from the crowd apart from the cloud based monitoring system for employers.
A single band costs a reasonable $69 on the company’s website. Shipping starts at the end of September.
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