Wellograph Fitness Watch: Exercise Like a Boss
January 6th, 2014
There’s no shortage of wearable fitness trackers on the market right now, but if you’re looking for something that you can wear from the gym straight to the office, check out the Wellograph. Don’t blame me if you stink up its strap though.
The Wellograph’s main components are its heart rate sensor and 9-axis motion sensor. It can keep track of your heart rate, steps taken, calories burned, hours spent idle and active and even show you how fit you are for your age. It can display these stats – as well as both analog and digital watch faces – on its monochrome 1.26″ LCD…
…or you can sync it with your Bluetooth 4.0-compatible iOS or Android device to see and share more in-depth stats:
The watch can even be set to vibrate to nag you if you haven’t been exercising in a while, although I’m not sure how exactly that works. Overall the Wellograph is obviously being marketed not towards gadget freaks or health buffs, but to corporate types with a modest amount of interest in the latest gizmos and in their health. Hence its formal design and watch alter ego.
Even its charging dock is stylish and cleverly holds the watch up using magnets.
Speaking of charging, the Wellograph’s 240mAh battery should last up to 2 weeks per charge or up to 3 months if it’s always in watch mode. The watch also has a stainless steel and aluminum case and a durable sapphire crystal face. Aside from its leather strap it will supposedly come with a NATO strap as well, which is more suited to the outdoors. Here’s a brief hands-on by Mobilegeeks:
In case you didn’t watch the video, the watch will supposedly be released this April for $320 (USD). If I wanted to track my non-existent regimen, I’d just take selfies in the mirror every now and then. But maybe that’s why I’m not in a suit and tie right now. Wait a minute! I’m at home. I could wear a suit and tie to work! I’m too lazy to look for my tie though.