I am a total technology junkie and when a company pops up with some new type of technology, especially in the fitness niche, I get excited.
One company that recently popped up in the fitness technology niche is called Athos.
Athos makes what they call “performance apparel” that monitors the biosignals from your body and wirelessly transmits them to a smart phone app to help you get the most out of your workouts.
As you can see from the app picture above, in this example of a guy doing bench-press, the Athos apparel was able to detect the amount of effort that was used by the different muscle groups – pecs, triceps, shoulder etc. – during the lift, as well as which side did more of the lifting.
By being able to track this type of data and stats, you will be able to see which individual muscle group needs more work. For example, your left pectoral muscle might be doing more of the lifting during your barbell bench-press, or your left quad might be doing more of the lifting during your squats.
Here’s a short video that shows the gear in action:
This is one of the coolest technologies I’ve seen since the Aim Sculpt.
I’m definitely going to do more research on Athos and add it to my list of cool toys to reward myself with in the near future. 🙂
To learn more about Athos, check out their website here.
What do you think of it?
Cool tech or not necessary?