The FitPal Patch is the latest heart monitoring wearable technology that has come into the fitness world.
This new product will hope to improve the overall health and well-being of users with the litany of features it has to offer. It is an adaptable waterproof patch that measures real-time heart rate, calculates exercise readiness, and gives advice of any future health risks.
So how does this work?
The FitPal Patch simply sticks onto the torso of the body and can be worn all day (yes even when you are sleeping), every day. It will then stream information and statistics such as stress monitoring, resting and irregular heart rate, and calories burned. This will upload to a smart phone, where it can then be stored for future reference.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coreywilliams/fitpal-the-most-complete-24-7-heart-rate-wearable/widget/video.html
In just one month, the FitPal Patch has surpassed their goal of $100,000 on Kickstarter, receiving backing from over 580 people. The FitPal team is based out of Seattle, Washington where a group of medical doctors and scientists have teamed up to research heart readings, which will provide extensive results compared to other heart rate devices.
As for its competition, the Fitbit, Garmin Vivosmart HR, and Jawbone UP2 look to be a few of many competitors in the crowded fitness wearable space. To prove its worth, businesses such as, The Mars 500 Project, The Institute of Biomedical Problems, and The Center for Applied Psychophysiology for East Carolina University have endorsed the FitPal Patch.
Although it won’t be officially released until November 2016, people who donate to the Kickstarter fund will receive a prototype, charger, adhesive, and the app for your phone.