Health and fitness are becoming increasingly important elements of tomorrow’s smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is perhaps the clearest example of this, launching with a heart-rate monitor and a whole host of fitness-focused apps. But you don’t need a Galaxy S5 to be part of the vanguard of the smartphone fitness revolution – instead, you can just pick up a case for your iPhone.
The case is called Wello. It’s a simple looking case at first blush – just a slim black case that wraps around your phone in the normal way. But look closer, and you’ll see two small holes in the back. Cover these with your fingers, wait a few seconds, and something kind of magical happens – your vital stats will be sent from the case to the Wello app in your phone.
Wello call it “a snapshot of your health”, and that’s fairly accurate. You’ll be able to see your blood pressure, your blood oxygen level, your oxygen level, your stress levels, an ECG and even your temperature. A further spirometer attachment shows your lung capacity and airflow. All of these elements are captured with medical-grade accuracy, and recorded in the app for immediate use as well as future review.
The case’s internal battery will work for two months before it needs to be recharged, which is handy. The app isn’t just for you, either. Wello can support multiple users, so you can track your entire family’s health and fitness. Wello also interacts nicely with other fitness accessories like the FitBit, placing their stats in the same app for the sake of convenience.
Wello works with the iPhone 5 and 5S, and is available for pre-order on Mobile Fun right now for delivery this summer. For more information, visit the Wello product page now.
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