|Mojawa put an AI running coach in its bone-conducting headphones
|Posted by: Engadget on Jan 8th, 2024 5:00 PM
Mojawa, maker of bone-conduction headphones, has turned up to CES 2024 in Las Vegas with its new HaptiFit Terra. Unlike many other bone-conduction bands, it comes with a built-in AI sports trainer that, the company promises, will help you meet your goals. The AI can cook up custom exercise plans and tracks your heart rate, step count, pace, calories burned and distance. If you’re a swimmer, it’ll also monitor your swimming lap and distance, offering haptic feedback to keep you aware of how you’re doing.
HaptiFit Terra boasts clear, dynamic sound with magnetically-levitated bass with an elegant design. The band also packs glowing lights that’ll glow when you’re running the darkness and warn you if your heart rate gets too high. And the haptic guidance will buzz you to let you know how you’re doing and also offer 3D pressure-sensitive controls for fine-grain control on the go. With 32GB of on-board storage and eight hours of battery life, the company hopes you’ll have little reason to bring your phone along for your workout.
The hardware is available to pre-order today and, should you order one now, you’ll get a fairly hefty early bird discount. HaptiFit Terra will set you back $200 now (with the code HFPRE1 at checkout) but, if you shilly-shally until it releases in March, you’ll have to pay an extra hundred in penance for delaying.
If there’s a downside to this, it’s that Mojawa is treading a path that plenty of companies have already wandered down with only moderate success. After all, Vi from 2017 offered AI-infused audio commentary while you ran around wearing its neckband earphones. Even earlier, SMS Audio, in partnership with Intel, boasted of dynamic fitness coaching from inside its wired earbuds. Hopefully MoJawa can make a bigger splash where those other names didn't.
We're reporting live from CES 2024 in Las Vegas from January 6-12. Keep up with all the latest news from the show here.This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/mojawa-put-an-ai-running-coach-in-its-bone-conducting-headphones-170054566.html?src=rss
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