Imagine that there was a device that could calculate your body fat, track how many calories you eat a day, and ask you questions about how you are feeling, and then provide advice to make you feel better?
Japanese tech. co. NTT DoCoMo is developing a prototype that would be able to do all this, and more. “It can take your pulse, check your body fat, time your jogs and tell you if you have bad breath. It even assesses stress levels and inspires you with a pep talk. Meet your new personal trainer: your cell phone,” according to the AP.
Fitness continues to go more high tech with gadgets such as this “wellness” phone, the popularity of the Wii, and a move towards virtual training. However, with study after study reporting that people in general are continuing to become less fit, will high tech fitness actually help?