Kickstarter of the Week: Arki

Product: Arki
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Kickstarter End Date: Dec. 21, 2014
Current Pledge: $144,972 of $100,000 (Will be funded)

Fitness trackers are all the rage, and I feel I am one of the few who doesn’t have one. Yet.

Arki, is billed simply as “Your Walking Coach”, but actually does so much more than that. From their campaign:

[P]eople just simply forget how important the proper walking habit is. Arki is a gentle coach that analyzes your unique walking patterns to help you walk right with confidence. It tells your physical body balance and can be used as a biometric solution on the top of the basic activity tracking functions.

It is true that posture and gait in walking is not really thought about in our every day lives. We just walk – no thinking involved. But what if you are out of line and balance and putting strain on yourself just by doing this simple activity? Then maybe your fitness and health tracking is all for naught.

Arki is worn on your wrist and will tell which part of your body is imbalanced. After analyzing, Itwill give you workout recommendations to get you aligned and show you what progress you have made to get back aligned.Obviously all this data is paired up with a smartphone app and gives you access to your stats.

But like I mentioned before, Arki does more than just analyze your walking. It does the standard activity tracker functions, such as calorie tracking, counting steps, and tracking sleep. It also will do a variety of other cool things like:

  • Moving your mouse back and forth with the tracker on your wrist can unlock your computer or smartphone.
  • Compatible with your Smart Thermostat at home. Once Arki detects you sleeping, your thermostat will turn down to your ideal temperature.
  • Interchangeable wrist bands to keep up with your fashion sense.

You can get in on the campaign for just $129. Perhaps this will take over the FitBit dominance?

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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