ASUS Enters Wellness Market With the VivoWatch

By David Murphy

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All the buzz today may be around the Apple Watch, but that hasn’t stopped PC maker ASUS launching the VivoWatch, the first ASUS wearable designed with a focus on fitness and wellness.

It features built-in heart-rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and a ‘Happiness Index’ that shows overall well-being. It comes with a 10-day battery life, and an IP67 water-resistant watch case suitable for wearing in the shower. It works in tandem with the accompanying ASUS HiVivo smartphone app and ASUS Healthcare website to help wearers accomplish their personal fitness goals.

During exercise, ASUS VivoWatch provides continuous feedback about the effectiveness of the wearer’s workout via an LED indicator. When the user reaches their aerobic heart rate zone, where they are burning calories, strengthening the heart and increasing stamina, the LED indicator turns green to let them know they are working out at the right intensity. If the level of intensity is too high, causing the wearer’s heart rate to rise to the limit, the LED indicator turns red to warn them of over-exertion.

At night, the VivoWatch measures the user’s total sleep time, heart rate, and amount of motion. In the morning, the wearer can see how long they slept the previous …read more

Source:: Mobile App News