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AURA Band Fitness Tracker Brings Bioimpedance Analysis

If numbers and tiny achievement flags are not a great incentive to stay active, perhaps the recently announced AURA Band fitness tracker is.

This fitness tracker took to Kickstarter to raise $40,000 and smashed that goal in record time. It did so by presenting an interesting feature called “biompedance analysis”.

In short, it promises to determine your body composition using electrical signals, so that you can make on-the-spot decisions about your workouts and health metrics.

“Bioimpedance is the breakthrough, state-of-the-art technology behind AURA Band. It is the only way to truly understand how your body changes over the course of a day. Body composition analysis breaks down your body into four components: fat, muscle mass, minerals, and body water.

Simply make a loop with your hands around AURA Band, tap the device two times and then hold for five seconds. This creates a low-voltage electrical signal for an active and reactive measurement of the resistance of your tissues. Along with your age, gender, and weight information, AURA Band can then determine body composition and hydration level data,” explain the developers on Kickstarter.

On this crowdfunding platform, you can get an AURA Band with 45% discount, for $99 and choose your favorite color band or chassis.

The wearable itself is pretty discrete, offering just LEDs for notifications, and pairs with an official app that also promises compatibility to MyFitnessPal and other similar apps.

According to the Kickstarter, AURA Band’s makers aim to ship the fitness trackers starting in August 2018. The high-tier rewards are already sold out.

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