Welcome to Unbox’s “Viral Fridays” where we feature weirder than usual tech and geek related news to cap out the week. Today, we’re doing a two-part special on fun gadgets and gizmos being launched through the wacky crowdfunding world of Kickstarter.
What’s a “WELT”? Basically, it’s a “smart belt” that tracks its user’s health information and provides nutrition tips and other pointers on their condition.
Unbox already featured the smart belt earlier, during its non-Kickstarter days. The company developing the WELT is a subsidiary of Korean tech titan Samsung.
So, what’s the catch? Nothing really, other than it will probably cost more than the average belt, but that’s not exactly a big surprise. It’s a “smart” thingy after all. That’s what they did for smartwatches and smart glasses, right?
Here are more details from WELT’s Kickstarter page:
WELT can track the three main general health indicators: waist size, activity, and food intake. For activity, WELT’s pedometer tracks steps taken while the belt also tracks sitting time. As the first belt wearable for everyday use, WELT is the first health tracker that can integrate all four of these functions.
If you’re a fitness buff and you really want to power game your way to better health, then the WELT is for you. The WELT smart belt is expected to enter mass production this December 2016.