Sunday, October 07, 2007

Cell phone personal trainer

What's better than an iPhone? Well, nothing -- But, there may be a phone that I may place in that coveted second place spot on my list of the best cell phones out there. Here's an Associated Press article which explains.
Chiba, Japan - 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. The prototype Wellness mobile phone from Japan's NTT DoCoMo Inc. targets users with busy lives who want a hassle-free way of keeping track of their health, according to company spokesman Noriaki Tobita.

The phone, unveiled this week at the CEATEC electronics show outside Tokyo, has an inbuilt motion sensor that detects body movement and calculates how many calories you burn. The sensor can tell whether you're walking, running, climbing stairs, or resting, and counts the calories accordingly to tally daily totals, Tobita said.
According to the company, this also has the capability to be a body fat calculator, tell you if you have bad breath, and claims to give advice about stress. Wow! I didn't know a cell phone could do all that? The most important question I have is this: Will it blend?


Anonymous said...

...and the most important question how many pages is the user's manual!?
Better yet, does it come with someone to tell you how to use it! *LOL*

MedFriendly said...

They already have those little calorie counter things you can wear when you are walking. I don't exactly want to be running with my $500 phone in my jogging shorts by the way.

Dominic A. Carone, Ph.D.
Founder and Webmaster of and The MedFriendly blog.