What’s the worst thing about getting fit? Apart from the early mornings, the strained muscles, the sprained joints and being laughed at by youths (ironically, most of whom are clad in sportswear). Apart from all those things, it has to be putting on a heart-monitoring chest strap to track your progress.
This blurry picture above is the first working prototype (the final design will be a lot sleeker), as worn by PulseTracer CEO Nadeem Kassam. The unit uses infrared illumination to follow your pulse, and also includes a 3D accelerometer and sensors for ambient and galvanic skin temperature.