NTT DoCoMo Healthcare all set to launch Move Band fitness tracker
This year’s CES surely proved one thing – electronic establishments all over the world are looking forth to ‘smart’ wearable technology as the new-age ‘product messiah’ that would propel them into the realm of the commercially rampant mobile device market. And now, NTT DoCoMo Healthcare has jumped on the bandwagon with their version of a wearable wristband christened as the Move Band. Tailored as a collective health and fitness tracker, the device will have the capacity to gauge various parameters, including distance traveled, calories burned and sleep time. And, in an interesting turn of events, the Move Band was slated to launch by December of last year. However, the company has made a few adjustments (and presumably a few advancements), and now the water-resistant product will make its commercial debut tomorrow, in 29th January.
To be available in two distinct color schemes – Light Green and Navy Black, the Move Band will boast of multiple number of sensors. These built-in components will help in measuring the aforementioned parameters, while the resultant data will be stored in a cloud based system. Users can access this data via a dedicated WM( I Move) app in their connected smartphones. There is also another app that can be used for expert feedback from the scope of the collected data. This assessment and feedback directly pertains to optimized bodily actions like exercising and improved sleeping pattern.
Lastly, as for its commercial attributes, the Move Band will be compatible with Android 4.1 (iOS support is not declared, as of yet). They will retail with a price 9576 yen (around $95), which is pretty much on par with other comparable fitness trackers.