Ollinfit activity tracker

Ollinfit – Activity Tracker Personal Trainer

Review of: Ollinfit
Price:
$200.00

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Rating:
2
On October 18, 2015
Last modified:October 18, 2015

Summary:

Target budget is only $45,000 - number very small for this type of manufacturing and development project, we don't know how much investment company already received, but number is unrealistic and is cause for concern. Price is reasonable $200.00 and deliver time around May 2016 - we consider that to be optimistic as well.

Project will likely deliver if campaign gather over $200k and will likely experience delays, we issue #toyallert

Ollinfit is a set of three wearable sensors and smartphone app working together seamlessly to provide you with live feedback. The Ollinfit Training App analyzes the sensor data in real-time and guides you with instant, easy-to-follow audio and vibration feedback – precisely when you need it.

Lets see how practical 3 sensor approach actually is

 

Sensor technology developed considerably, with accelerometers, batteries and Bluetooth transmitters costing pennies on large scale. Not only do we see sensors integrated in to more things, but we get multiple sensors in device that used to have one, real question is – does it make devices better or more effective?

Ollinfit is same old fitness tracker, it uses accelerometers to record motion data, microprocessor conducts analysis on the data to match it one of the known patters and based on that makes predictions about activity you are performing. Goal here is to replace a trainer and we think that’s, far stretch from the start, but more n that later.

Technically device is possible to create and concept does have merit, so it passes our “possible” test.

 

Is Ollinfit  practical?

People tend to forget to use their trackers every time, because they require setup, using one device on is already a chore for many, 3 is not helping with that. Your heart monitor, your headset,  3 more trackers on different parts of the body – please.

While it is a novelty – it sensors get worn, after few days – it they don’t. Best technology is one that is not noticeable and just does its job on its own, the more work you need to put in to make it work properly – the less adoption it will see.

Device works by using 3 sensors, and it is a great idea – 3 data-points give accurate representation of relationships between body parts in motion and that’s where coaching part comes in, but you need to position sensors based on the exercise you are doing, this means moving sensors as you transition between exercises and again – additional distraction.

Accuracy and coaching, as much as accuracy is improved – it is in no way going to replace a coach, and nature of the system will inevitably lead to interpretation issues and poor user experience. You know you are doing the exercise properly but device does not see it that way. Once that happens and it begins to interfere with your routine – irritation follows.

How about making sure to keep the sensors charged?

From practical standpoint – this is something that you may use for learning, but not during every training session.

 

Will Ollinfit activity tracker deliver if funded?

Target budget is only $45,000 – number very small for this type of manufacturing and development project, we don’t know how much investment company already received, but number is unrealistic and is cause for concern. Price is reasonable $200.00 and delivery time around May 2016 – we consider that to be optimistic as well.

Project will deliver if campaign gathers over $200k and will likely experience delays, we issue #toyallert

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Campaign page can be found here –  Ollinfit: The Wearable Personal Trainer