Apple's Digital Fitness Accessory

Apple's Digital Fitness Accessory

Gregory Han
Mar 28, 2008

Looks like Apple is looking to take their Nike + iPod sport kit from the running routes and track into the gym. A recently published patent application reveals Apple is considering bringing out a weight training monitoring and scheduling device...

The first segment of the interview process would poll the user on their fitness goals, desired activity level (moderate, advanced), fitness interests (such as jogging, pilates, and swimming), fitness goals (lose weight, firm and tone, and get back into shape), weight goals, desired workout schedule, and so forth.

Once the interview process is completed, the computer-based application would create a profile of the user and a workout regiment based around their feedback on goals and fitness interests. For instance, a user interested in weight training would be provided a work out schedule broken down into warmup cardio exercises and a weight training session comprised of sets, reps and weight levels.

We're currently using the Nike + iPod sport kit for our daily running monitoring and love the small stone sized device (although we wish they'd allow for the battery to be replaced and incorporate GPS in the next version), so a gym workout device seems like a natural progression. Maybe add wi-fi compatibility with the Wii Fitness app and you'd have one more excuse why you're so pale (but fit).

[via Mac Rumors]

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