Geeksphone Is Getting Into Wearables — With A Intercourse Tracker
Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone, maybe greatest know for its partnership with Silent Circle over the professional-privateness Android fork Blackphone, is increasing from handsets into health wearables.
The corporate has at present teased a forthcoming health tracker bracelet (its first such gadget), referred to as GeeksMe, which could have a round, monochrome OLED show with 12 bi-colour LEDS round it.
Geeksphone tells TechCrunch the tracker is at present in improvement and it’s hoping to launch it earlier than the Spanish summer time holidays — aka by the top of June, starting of July.
Together with the standard health tracker function-set of step counter, energy burned and distance, it should additionally do sleep monitoring, and increase incoming smartphone message/name notifications to the wrist. Plus you get alarms and reminders, so will be capable of set customized exercise reminders (for example). Thus far so comparatively commonplace wearable.
Nevertheless GeeksMe will even embrace two much less generally discovered options in what’s a really crowded area: specifically “ecological footprint” monitoring, for the environmentally acutely aware. And, properly, for the efficiency anxious, a intercourse tracker. Yep: quantifying your intercourse life is seemingly a fascinating factor.
Now, as we observed again in 2013, present health trackers can be used to garner knowledge on sexual exercise (by way of holding tabs on elements akin to coronary heart price and pores and skin perspiration, and cross referencing these with the shortage of any steps taken). However GeeksMe gained’t be monitoring your beneath-the-sheets actions with the assistance of any particularly fancy sensors.
Fairly the intercourse tracker mode will apparently require guide activation by the consumer every time you need it to trace your mattress-based mostly motion. (You’ll presumably should hope your associate doesn’t thoughts you pausing to modify your wearable into “lover efficiency” mode. Not a temper kill in any respect… )
“It’s not based mostly on coronary heart fee. However it’s going to have a particular mode (just like sleep mode) that when it’s activated will measure issues like variety of occasions a day/week, period, energy burned, and different very helpful info based mostly on totally different algorithms we’re creating,” says Geeksphone’s Ángel Sánchez Díaz, who’s director of innovation for the GeeksMe undertaking. “It can assist customers to have a more healthy way of life, monitoring totally different values and statistics when training intercourse.”
The eco-monitoring mode will make use of GPS location (by way of a Bluetooth linked smartphone, as there isn’t any GPS on board the bracelet) and day by day health exercise with additional information that’s added manually by the consumer corresponding to recycling, meals and water consumption. Presumably there can be some type of rating stored to encourage customers to gamify decreasing their environmental influence.
There’s no phrase on worth for the wearable at this level however Sánchez Díaz says Geeksphone intends to undercut the wristbands of “the Prime-10 manufacturers out there”.
The design of the system has additionally not but been finalized however Geeksphone is emphasizing style as one other precedence for its first wearable — which can arrive out there within the wake of Apple’s additionally trend-targeted (and lengthy trailed) Apple Watch, which is because of ship in April.
Apple’s smartwatch has the perfect probability of kindling mass market curiosity in wearables which have remained of comparatively area of interest curiosity so far. So anticipate scores extra small fish to attempt their hand with wearables as soon as the Apple Watch lands.