Sensor-equipped resistance band improves home workouts

STRAFFR resistance exercise band
A fitness product called the STRAFFR band is a resistance training band with sensors that monitors the wearer's fitness activity to provide instant feedback on a personalized workout. (STRAFFR GmbH)

With coronavirus closing all fitness clubs, exercise addicts are largely forced to work at home, where they miss feedback from a spotter or personal trainer.

A fitness product called the STRAFFR band is enabling users to get feedback on their workout. The resistance training band has sensors that can tell the wearer how the heart is performing or give feedback on other health parameters. According to the developers, the sensors stream constant exercise data to the user’s smartphone, giving feedback that approaches that of a personal trainer.

The smartphone app accompanying the STRAFFR band comes with various exercises that are optimized based on the wearer’s performance to create a custom training plan. Designed around the idea of resistance training, the elastic band communicates with the app as it is being stretched, sending data to the phone. The band comes with various markings that enables the user to customize the intensity of the workout, by just narrowing your grip.

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The exercises stored on the app enables users to address issues such as strength, anaerobic endurance, the size of skeletal muscles, and bone density. The band, sized no longer than a leather belt, can be easily stored or transported.

The STRAFFR band is now available for pre-order through the company’s website.

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