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A Smartphone Enabled Hamster Wheel For Measuring Your Pet’s Exercise

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Pets: just like humans, they need exercise. Granted I don’t do any, but I do understand its importance. Isn’t that half the battle? Oh, G.I. Joe is shaking his head no. Enter the Marathon Pets Smart Wheel, a hamster/small rodent wheel that is supposed to connect humans with their pets via their running activity.

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Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter ($49 – $55 for an 8-inch wheel, $68 – $85 for a 12-inch wheel), the device can measure a pet’s current speed, max speed, average speed, distance, revolutions, number of running sessions, and time run, and relay all that information to your smartphone, tablet or PC for analysis. Granted I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do with all that information, but you could certainly make some cool charts and graphs in Microsoft Excel.

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So, let’s say the wheel indicates your small pet isn’t getting as much exercise as it should, what do you do? Simple – hire me as its personal trainer. For only $20/session, I’ll Skype your hamster and provide them with all the motivation they need to get fit. Or just talk to them in a baby voice for five minutes before hanging up to make myself a sandwich. It’s really a win-win situation provided if you don’t think about it too hard, or at all really.

[via GeekyGadgets]



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