A Stool For Sitting and Sweating

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Don’t feel bad about having gym phobia, get your hands on the Fitness Stool! The concept explores what happens when exercise equipment meets furniture design.

Usable as an ordinary stool or stepladder, the design is equipped with a scale and an inner compartment for organizing small free weights, power bands, or sandbags used during routine exercises. With integrated handles and durable material finish, users can squat, plank, step and sweat in the comfort of their own home.

Designer: G. Sun Kim

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The folding treadmill that fits under your sofa

The WalkingPad is a winner product because it realizes that A. People are too lazy to go to the gym, and B. Houses and flats are too small to accommodate a home-gym into them. It, therefore, ticks the appropriate boxes with its innovative design and brings the gym to your home in a way that’s unintrusive yet feature-laden. This full-size treadmill folds up and slides right under your sofa or bed, occupying a space that is insignificant, only to be pulled out, unfolded, and used as a full-size treadmill.

The WalkingPad opens up into a full-size treadmill, sans the side rails. Two wheels at the front end allow you to easily roll the folded WalkingPad to and from under your sofa or bed, and setting up the treadmill is as easy as unfolding it open with a single lifting action. Once unfolded, the belt immediately tightens around the treadmill, and on switching it on, a display at the front of the product comes to life. The WalkingPad can be used in two modes. A manual mode allows you to set a pre-determined speed that your feet follow, while an automatic mode allows you to walk fast or slow, while the traction belt below your feet adjusts its speed to your gait. You’ve even got the additional handheld remote that you can use to work the WalkingPad, while a mobile app allows you to keep track of your walk and subsequently your workout… and when you’re done, just fold the WalkingPad and slide it conveniently under your couch! Having a proper, functional home-gym was never this convenient!

Designer: WalkingPad

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The Best Action Cam for Solo Skiers and Snowboarders

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Winter is right around the corner which can only mean one thing… SNOW! Here’s a little something to add to your selection of gear. The MK1 Snow Goggles not only shield your eyes from the elements while you’re skiing or snowboarding, they also capture every moment of the adventure using the latest camera tech.

The design, adapted to be able to use and control while wearing gloves, features dual cameras behind the front shield to capture 150-degree footage without the fisheye distortion of other single-lens cameras. Heart rate sensors on the temple also detect your most adrenaline-inducing moments and instantly categorize your recordings. Better yet, buttons on the side let you place markers in one press to easily go back and find your favorite moments. As if that wasn’t enough, a holographic display projected onto the shield lets you get ahead of the game and trim long videos while you go up the chairlift or take a break! DO want!

Designer: Vincent Wang

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“Paired with heart rate sensors on the temple, the MK1 automatically categorizes footage based on your heart rate BPM, making sure you can easily find all the heart-pumping content you want when you get home. TouchLens buttons on the sides allow you to effortlessly press anywhere in the zone to mark and favorite key moments for quick reference while editing,” Wang explained.

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Dual cameras hidden behind the lens captures 150° footage without the fisheye distortion of action cameras.

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An integrated holographic waveguide display allows you to quickly trim long videos while going up lifts or during your breaks, so you can skip right to editing the good stuff when you get home.

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From fashion accessory to a tech-human lifeline – The Apple Watch evolved

It’s 2014 and Apple is looking to enter the wearables market. News is that Apple isn’t really a tech brand anymore, but rather a luxury tech brand. They hire the then CEO Yves Saint Laurent and design stalwart Marc Newson to join their team and allegedly work on the rumored Apple wearable everyone thought would be called the iWatch.

It’s 2015 and the Apple Watch is launched. It’s a wrist-based notification device that lets you see messages, photos, and the time, obviously, with a handful of fitness features, but it’s by far the most expensive wearable ever, further entrenching the idea of Apple being a fashion brand. Even the advertisements pushed the watch as a breakthrough miniature smartphone that would sit on your wrist.

Jump to 2018. The Apple Watch is no longer an extension of your phone, but a much more personal device that doesn’t just connect you to your outside world, but rather connects you to a better idea of yourself. The Apple watch isn’t a watch anymore, it’s a tech-driven lifeline that’s designed around the idea of keeping you informed, connected, motivated, and healthy… something only a device perpetually strapped to you could do.

The Apple Watch has found its relevance as a device with a strong processor and a wide variety of sensors and bio-sensors that offer you a peek into your own body. The redesigned face isn’t a stylish watch-dial anymore, but rather, lays out critical information out. It also helps that the screen’s much bigger too, as bezels have completely shrunk to a negligible sliver.

One of Apple Watch’s most well-received features is its electrical heart sensor that sits right on the crown. Aside from the optical heart sensor at the base of the watch, this electrical sensor literally allows you to take an ECG/EKG directly on your wrist by simply resting your fingertip on the crown. This incredibly accurate data can then be used medically, allowing doctors to know more about your heart health at any given point of time. The Watch also uses this data to allow you to be your fittest self, seamlessly merging in other apps that let you live a more healthy and active life. Its waterproof design ensures that no matter what the activity, you can keep your Watch on your person as you sweat through the day… and the 18-hour long battery life is more than enough to last an entire day.

All these features tie in well with existing features like the gyroscope, altimeter, and accelerometer that allow you to track any sort of activity, while last year’s e-sim technology not only lets your watch be your phone when your phone isn’t on you, but it even serves as a life-saving device by allowing you to contact emergency services, need be.

With a larger screen, thinner body, and a haptic feedback crown, the Apple Watch surely looks the best it’s ever been… and with a design that allows you to use existing and past straps with the new Series 4 Watch, Apple focuses on letting you choose your style while leaving the big-picture stuff to Apple, like building the tech to keep you fit, active, and connected. And oh, did I mention Nike launched a low-light reflective band for the Apple Watch that makes it even cooler and even safer??

Designer: Apple

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The world’s smallest masseuse can fit in your wallet!

Smaller than a stress ball, but a hundred times more useful, the Cardlax seems like the ultimate stress-relief tool. Be it after a strenuous workout, after a stressful day, or just when you want to relax at home and unwind, the Cardlax is a small, pocket-sized, card-shaped gizmo that simulates getting a massage. It adheres to your skin via a gel pad, and delivers short electric pulses to your muscles, causing them to contract and relax, as if a masseuse’s hands were working against your skin.

Its pocket-sized nature makes it virtually an EDC, allowing you to carry a virtual masseuse with you wherever you go, and its ability to adhere to any part of your body lets you have the comfort of getting a relaxing massage without any of the expenses, paraphernalia, or skilled technician. Its four-button interface allows you to power it on/off, change modes, and increase or decrease intensity, and that’s all it takes to get the spa experience without shelling out big bucks and heading to the parlor. Light a few scented candles and you have the aromatherapy experience too!

Designer: Cardlax

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A Gym That Fits In Your Pocket

Travel too much for the gym? Don’t have time for the gym? Not sure what to do at the gym? Just plain hate the gym? With POCKET MONKII, you won’t have any more excuses not to work out (and you’ll probably enjoy it a whole lot more than the gym).

This unique training system packs everything you need to do a full bodyweight training program in one compact kit. You can get a total body workout using the incredibly durable cables and handles as well as other workout tools like a ladder and an isometric tool. The all-new package also includes unlimited access to the MONKII app which gives you workout instructionals, progress comparisons, and more. Additionally, when you order, you can score the 21-Day Habit guide to maximize this unique workout style and push beyond your fitness expectations all from the comfort of home.

Designers: Dan Vinson & David Hunt

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POCKET MONKII is the world’s most portable fitness device – you can do the same exercises from gym, except now you can do them anywhere. Which means you’ll spend less time in crowded gyms and have more time to do what you love.

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The Fitness Wearable That’s Replacing the Human Fitness Trainer

It’s rare when a product does a job so well you don’t need a human expert around. If anything AI has indicated that there’s still a long way to go before it replaces humans. Stories written by machine learning algorithms are far from comparable to those written by humans, so when a product comes along that replaces the need for a trained human entirely, it’s worth noticing.

Sitting quietly inside your shoe, gathering data from 32 sensors on the underside of each of your feet, the RUNVI is a smart insole insert that comes with an AI that not only gathers data, but accurately assimilates it and gives you feedback on your run. Working in real-time, while giving not only visual but audio feedback, the RUNVI is your digital coach, being able to analyze your run from head to toe, and not only give you feedback to improve your technique but also being able to craft a routine that works the best for you.

A smart insole that fits inside any existing running shoe, the RUNVI comes with the sensor embedded insole, and a plug-in wearable that captures data from the sensors, sending it to your phone/watch/earphones in real time. It measures basic metrics like distance, duration, pace, calories, but also goes ahead to calculate much more advanced metrics like cadence, power, foot-strike pattern, impact, gait, and asymmetry. The RUNVI doesn’t just calculate how far you’ve run or how much energy you’ve expended, it even lets you know if you’re putting too much weight on one foot, or if your posture needs correcting, or if you’re in the danger of exerting yourself too much or causing an injury. Within the time frame of one single run, the RUNVI can give you real-time feedback, telling you to straighten your back or stretch your legs more, and can even craft a run-plan that’s suited to your style or fitness level. Working with much more data than a fitness band, or a fitness app, the RUNVI is much more accurate to the extent that it eliminates one’s need to have a human coach/trainer analyze your exercise technique. Its combination of 64 sensors, an incredibly smart AI algorithm, and device-based connectivity all coupled into a product that’s sleek enough to fit within your shoe without you noticing, makes RUNVI a fitness wearable that may have successfully replaced the need for human expert feedback!

Designer: Daniel von Waldthausen

Click here to Buy Now: $139.00 $229.00 ($90 off)

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Say Hi To RUNVI

RUNVI is your personal digital running coach, designed to help you achieve your full running potential.

With the RUNVI SMART INSOLES, they define the next-generation of running wearables, delivering the most accurate data on the market.

They make sense of your data to produce a tailored training plan that continuously adapts to your goals, performance & progression and to deliver personalized coaching in real-time – so you get better with every run.

RUNVI improves your running technique, reduces your risk of injury, and coaches you to experience the running performance you’re truly capable of.

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What Does RUNVI Give You?

Data is gathered in the RUNVI SMART INSOLES, right where the action happens – beneath your feet.

They analyze and interpret every little detail of your running technique and overall performance, building a full profile of your running biomechanics.

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Beyond the basic key running metrics, we feature advanced running metrics, such as Cadence, Foot-Strike Pattern and Symmetry.

They bring the best of a professional running lab to your regular running shoes – making it available to you every time you run.

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Power Measurement

Power is a performance metric that’s made a breakthrough in the running world. It’s the most sophisticated way to control your running intensity.

RUNVI features power measurement, to coach you to run more efficiently. You’re given a continuous measurement during your run which will help you to run more effectively any distance and on any terrain.

Learning how to run with power will result in running better, further and faster.

Real-time Coaching

RUNVI collects and analyses your data every step of run, to drive personalized voice & audio coaching in real-time.

Just like a personal trainer, RUNVI can tell when you’re running into the risk of injury or fatigue, or when your running technique isn’t optimal.

They deliver very simple, actionable instructions to improve your technique and coach you to run better — while you run.

Coaching includes:

– Feedback on body posture, harmony and efficiency of movements
– Reduced risk of injuries
– Indications of fatigue
– Increased effectiveness of training
– Real-time updates and feedback provided by a constant measurement
– Inactivity alerts
– Determining personal limits
– Coaching content and videos

Once they start gathering enough of your data and learning more about the way you run, they can start building Artificial Intelligence – to deliver an even higher phase of accuracy, personalization, and optimization for you to experience.

Adaptive Training Plan

RUNVI features adaptive training programs based 100% on you, the goals you set, your individual running technique and your historical & real-time performances.

The training plans are dynamic, meaning they continuously optimize with your running technique and improvements.

They’ll be integrating AI and machine learning to tailor your training plan even more. The more you use RUNVI, the smarter it will get.

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Running Related Injuries

RUNVI empowers you to really get to know your body and its limits. With an improved running technique and all the knowledge that they have to offer, you can start reducing your risk of those common, yet preventable, running injuries. They aim to keep you in the game!

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How RUNVI Works

With each pair of RUNVI SMART INSOLES, you have 30 pressure sensors, 2 advanced accelerometers, and our unique CORE technology running across your feet. Collaborating together to communicate with the RUNVI iOS App.

RUNVI tracks your activity and stores that data in the CORE, which use BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to send all of your data to the app. From there, you can view your performance history, your training summary, and access all of the awesome features we’ve included.

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The Smart Insole

Each insole is designed with an ergonomic shape to ensure that you have the comfort and support of a premium insole. The lightweight material of RUNVI allows you to flex and exercise with natural motion.

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Inside the insole, our CORE communicates with 15 pressure sensors (Flex PCB) to track and store your daily activity. The insole is in a default sleep mode and is only woken up when the accelerometer detects motion.

The default sleep mode helps guarantee RUNVI’s impeccable 3-week battery life – this is if you walk (not run) in the insoles all the time. Without walking in them, and leaving them in sleep mode, the battery lasts much longer.

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The Core

The removable CORE concept allows you to change the insoles while keeping the same CORE. If you have separate insoles for different shoes or purchase a replacement pair, all you have to do is change the CORE from pair to pair and your data stays the same.

The battery lasts up to 8-10 hours of intensive running, – so you have your marathon training covered!

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The iOS App

The app is where your raw activity data from the insole is analyzed and presented to you in an easy-to-use format. In the app, you can see the LIVE-VIEW, your daily activity overview, and access your training plan.

In addition, you can get real-time coaching updates through the app based off of your personal data. All of your data is available in the app, so you can access your history, set goals, and measure your progress over time.

A native Apple Watch app will be available in the future.

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Thinking Out-of-the-box Lets you Fit your Entire Gym Inside a Box

The FITT cube isn’t just about fitness, it’s also about fitting into your active lifestyle and your small home, because within its ridiculously small boxy footprint, it fits an entire gym, complete with everything you need to be your fittest self. Designed with a layout that cleverly allows you to do as many as 100 exercises, if not more, the FITT cube is perfect for high-intensity power workouts, or strengthening your core, or just regular cardio.

Recognizing that most people don’t have the space for gym equipment in their home, or the money for a gym membership, or even the willpower to head to the gym everyday, Josh Hume embarked on a journey to bring the gym to the household. The catch? It had to be the smallest, most exhaustive (and exhausting!) gym ever made. After multiple iterations, the FITT Cube was born. With its 450mm edge dimension, the FITT Cube occupies as much space as a footstool, and comes with a mini-stepper (with its own seven-segment LCD display), a rotating seat, gripping handles, a plyometric platform, and even resistance bands. The FITT cube also comes with a user guide, exercise chart, and a nutrition guide to keep you on top of your fitness game. Arranged in their optimized formation, the FITT can be flipped over to any side and used to work out on, be it anything from stepping exercises, to twisting exercises, to push-ups or lifts, to even plyometric workouts (in a stroke of absolute genius, the soft-grips double up as non-slip friction pads when you flip the FITT over to use the plyometric platform!)… the FITT was designed to cater to all.

The FITT comes made from gym quality steel, a steel that’s capable of easily taking stress of any kind while not gathering rust accrued from sweat and moisture. With soft-touch grip handles for your elevated push-ups, a plyometric platform for your power workout, or lifts to a rotating seat for all your core exercises to even a high-quality stepper and display, and a pair of resistance bands, the FITT, over two years worth of iterations and prototypes, fits your entire gym routine into a box that’s literally less than 3 cubic feet. Now if that isn’t out-of-the-box thinking…!

Designers: Luke Modeste & Josh Hume

Click here to Buy Now: $107.00 $199.00 (45% off)

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FITT Cube is a patent-pending, transformational fitness tool uniquely designed for multifunctional, total-body workouts. It’s one piece of equipment that maximises all aspects of your fitness and stands up to even the most vigorous of plyometric workouts. And it’s 10 or more pieces of equipment all contained in a 45cm cube. The new shape of fitness.

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FITT Cube provides unmatched versatility – cardio, strength, flexibility, endurance, and power training all with one machine. This self contained patent-pending multi-gym delivers an effective, total body workout in minimal time and with minimal space requirements.

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If you ever want to switch up your routine, just flip FITT Cube and you’re targeting a whole new aspect of your fitness.

Use the plyometric platform for power workouts. Flip it, and use the padded twisting seat to target your core. Another turn and work your strength with dips, press-ups and lifts. Flip it again, and you can even get your cardio with the built-in mini stepper. There’s nothing you can’t do with FITT Cube.

Here are some of our favourite exercises:

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With FITT Cube, there is always something new to challenge you and keep your body guessing. We’ve identified more than 100 individual exercises you can do to target every muscle group in your body. We’re certain you’ll find even more once you get your hands on it!

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Ready to go. No assembly. No complex attachments.

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Evolution of FITT Cube

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A seat designed to make you healthier!

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Wanting to design a seat that guides you into sitting cross-legged, Gao Fenglin’s Meditation Seat can only be sat on in a certain way, directing the user’s behavior and encouraging a seating position that keeps your back upright, and your legs folded inward. The cross-legged position finds itself dating thousands of years back in Oriental and Indian cultures. Used often for meditation as well as for eating, the posture is said to increase blood circulation and joint flexibility, while strengthening bones, and keeping your back upright. It also aids digestion.

The seat’s design is quite different from the kind you normally see. Looking like a saddle, with a strange concavity in the middle, you sit on the upper level of the seat with your legs folded inwards, and your feet occupying the lower area. Unusual for sure, the seat may not be particularly indicative (you might need someone to show you how to sit on it the first time), but it sure encourages a good and healthy practice of sitting in a way that’s good for you both physically, and if you’re into meditation, mentally too!

The Meditation Seat is a winner of the A’ Design Award for the year 2018.

Designer: Gao Fenglin

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A Fitness Playground for Grown Ups

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Designed for those of us who aren’t crossfit freaks or gym rats, the Ploschadkus 1 aims to provide a perfect place to workout in any park! The modular unit can be customized in-studio, flat-packed and easily transferred to and between stations in public outdoor spaces. The standard version is fit with a crunch bench, pull up bars, dip bars and a ladder – all the essentials you need to get your core working and your blood pumping. Alternatively, you can get creative and supplement these exercise with a variety of other routines and techniques using the equipment. Made entirely from metal pipes and wood-polymer composite boards, it’s completely weather resistant and durable enough to take all you can give it.

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

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