Look at this nice feature about Instabeat in mashable.com!


Wearable gizmos are the next frontier in the world of technology. And fitness trackers like Fitbitor Nike+ FuelBand already give runners a great way to track their workouts. But what about swimmers? Until now, they’ve been left out of the gadget tracker fad. But Instabeat, a wearable accessory for swimmer’s goggles, might change that.

Think of a mix between Google Glass and a Nike+ FuelBand and you get Instabeat.

Instabeat is a device that attaches directly to a swimmer’s goggles and displays, in real time, his or her heart rate, calories, laps and flip turns. Instabeat is adjustable to any pair of goggles and after the swim can be connected via USB to a computer to display the swimmer’s results and track them on a dashboard.

Launched at CES 2013, Hind Hobeika, the founder of the startup behind Instabeat, has turned toIndiegogo to fund the first version of the gadget. In just a few days, the crowd-sourcing campaignhad met its goal of $35,000, and there’s still more than a month to go. You can get an Instabeat with a donation of $139.

To learn more about Instabeat, check out the video above.


FacebooktwitterlinkedinmailFacebooktwitterlinkedinmailby feather