Fitness trackers are great if you’re looking to measure things like your heart rate, steps, distance walked/ran, calories, and also certain activities such as running, cycling, and swimming, and so on. However if you notice, most of these activities seem to be more cardio-focused.
So what about users who go to the gym to do weight or strength training? Unfortunately that’s where fitness trackers start to show their limitations. However if you’re someone who’s into weight or strength training but want to track their workouts, Toronto startup Push has launched the Nexus wearable on Kickstarter.
The Nexus is not like your typical fitness tracker and has been designed to be worn like a compression sleeve. There is a small pod that fits into the sleeve and will be able to track workouts that your average fitness tracker can’t, such as weights where it will be able to measure your average reps per minute, round splits, work-to-rest ratios, power, and more.
According to Push, the initial release will be focused more on those who practice CrossFit, but more benchmarking tools are expected to be released in the future. It will also be compatible with Google Fit, Apple’s HealthKit, and MyFitnessPal. The Nexus does not come cheap as it is priced at CA$210 for the Early Bird special, with an expected retail price of $299.