Creating a whole new way to enjoy music while staying in shape, Florida-based company FreeWavz launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its smart earphones. The product has a built-in fitness monitoring and is 100% wire-free.
Designed by ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Hensen, Freewavz provides complete freedom from wires, have a naturally perfect fit and delivers the fitness metric the user wants, when they want them. The earbuds deliver superior quality sound naturally, without the user having to jam or twist anything into their ears.
During a recent interview with TechHive, Dr. Hensen stated, “In the operating room, I can’t have errors when my patients are asleep. I need to know what they’re doing all the time. So I took this particular technology and applied it to what we’re doing. A through-the-tissue approach is more accurate. This is the same way we do it in the OR. We’re measuring blood flow and oxygen that’s bound – or, in this case, not bound – to hemoglobin.”
The built-in pulse oximeter and 3-axis accelerometers capture key fitness metrics which are delivery audibly, when the user wants them, without the need for other devices that have to be strapped to the body, and a second set of microphones allows you to mix the music and environmental listen-through so the user can choose to be totally immersed in their music or safely stay in touch with your environment.
FreeWavz’s other features include:
- Ear Safeguards
- Pause to Talk
- Independent L/R Volume and Equalizers
- Connect to Phone/Player
- Environmental listen-through
- Sweat and water resistant
- Crystal Clear Music
Also sharing his experience with FreeWavz, two time U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall noted, “As a professional athlete, I’m always looking at ways I can optimize my workout and one way I like to do that is by listening to inspirational music. When I’m doing a workout, it’s really important for me to have freedom of motion so I can stay mentally focused.
“With FreeWavz, I can be ‘head up’ the whole way. No need to buy a separate device for distance, heart rate, or for music.”
Since it’s launch on June 23rd, the campaign has raised $22,117 from 125 backers. Its initial goal is $300,000 and set to close on August 7th.
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