The idea that a tiny gadget on your wrist can track how many steps you take, or the distance you’ve traveled on a morning jog, isn’t a groundbreaking moment in modern technology. The growing usage of digital activity trackers has allowed us to quantify things like how many calories we’ve burned, the number of steps we’ve taken over the course of our work day, or even how much rest we’ve gotten during our nightly REM. Unfortunately for the cast highlighted at the Adrenalist, most of these endeavors would ratchet up our nightly REM to an almost catatonic state. But now there’s an activity tracker designed for the Adrenalist who’s always looking to DO:MORE.
With LIT, made by NZN Labs, you can now measure movements within action sports and share your scores with friends or to compete with others. LIT tracks both your activity and your action and interprets ”steps, distance, duration, intensity, strokes, paddles, jumps, rotations, turns, g-force, airtime, and more.” The modular device is composed of lightweight, soft silicon, which can be worn 24/7 on the wrist, slipped in your pockets, or strapped to an ankle; it’s basically designed to be worn all the time, no matter how extreme conditions are getting: rain, sleet, wind, dirt, whatever. It’s shock resistant and can withstand depths up to 100 meters, but it also comes equipped with “Sensor Fusion Extreme gyro range” which captures “action-inspired” G-Forces. Sounds right up our alley.
The Sensor Fusion means if you’re surfing, it’ll record the number of paddles, turns, biggest, duration of a ride, g-force, and maximum airs. The same goes for sports like biking, snowboarding, skateboarding and basically any other action sport imaginable. Not only that, but it comes equipped with bluetooth 4.0 built-in, which is compatible with Bluetooth LE enabled iOS devices (compatibility with Android devices comes in 2014), so you can immediately share your scores and highlights with friends.
There’s a point system in place for each new milestone and high score you conquer. You’re also able to create your very own extreme sports competition with friends or strangers where you challenge your buddies to see who can complete most rotations or highest air. It records and scores everything, and then stores it, so once it’s synced with a video you’ve taken, you’ll immediately be able to find that righteous jump you nailed without scrolling through all the falls. LIT’s story says it all: “Action is everything,” and we couldn’t agree more.
You can reserve a LIT on Indiegogo today, but make sure once it arrives you’re playing hard enough because all your inter-network friends will know how you’re doing.