Samsung-backed smart belt tells you if you're sitting or eating too much

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Back at CES earlier this year, Samsung's Creative Lab (C-Lab) introduced the WELT smart belt. A wearable that functions just like a normal belt, it keeps track of your waistline and beams its findings to your smartphone regarding size fluctuation, activity, or indeed a lack thereof. Now, it's seemingly ready for the mass market, with a new Kickstarter campaign looking to sell the belt from upwards of $69. 

Given the success of the Fitbit, Xiaomi's Mi Band and others like them, consumers are clearly ready to embrace modern tech for the benefit of their wellbeing. As the WELT campaign page notes, the waistline can be a huge indicator of overall health, and the device aims to help wearers utilize such info to make the necessary lifestyle — perhaps even lifesaving adjustments. 

The WELT belt includes a built-in pedometer to keep abreast of how many steps you're taking, and can detect how long you've spent sitting down. The belt and its partner-in-crime app will also be able to keep track of which way you're moving on the belt hole-o-meter. So if your waist size is creeping up or down, it will know. If you're sat in front of the Xbox of a weekend eating endless quantities of chips, the WELT belt will present you with some nice stats on how your waist is increasing while your health heads in a downward spiral. Marvellous!

The WELT is said to offer a 20-hour battery life, so should cater to a full day's use. The Bluetooth-connected app doesn't get much airtime during the Kickstarter demo, but will apparently include a bunch of treats like custom goal setting and curated feedback. 

With a number of varieties and styles to suit both men and women, the WELT could be the next big thing in wearable tech. If you'd like to take a closer look at the WELT, check out the Kickstarter video, while the ongoing campaign is linked at the source below.  


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14 Comments

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

another thing to charge.. great.... whats next? smart socks? smart tie? smart underwear? and dont forget to make smart wardrobe with wireless charging.. to charge all those smart thingy :-/

6. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Excellent stuff. Only negatiove is have to keep the battery killing bluetooth on every time.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No disrespect to the developer, but I don't need a belt to tell me that I'm sitting for too long or gaining weight, I have common sense that does that for me.

13. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree Now this is a dumb gimmick.sorry Samsung I am a fan of your but this is dumb.

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Scott, won't you need a belt to tell you how many steps you've made in a day? Your common sense can't do that for you.

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No, the phone I already have paired with Google Fit does that though, and I save $69.99. However, if I get the urge spend my hard earned cash on devices with only redundant features then maybe I'll give this thing another look.

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The man has an iMac on his desk. Moreover at 1minutes 7 second you can see the picture of the coming Apple keynote!!!!!

10. sckisor

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

My wife tells this every day for free, so why would I pay $69?

14. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

It's for the tech reviewers who obviously have no wives/gfs

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Everything is smart nowadays that makes people feel dumb and very dependant to these devices.

21. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

K...this is getting stupid now. When does a fat person start realizing that they're fat?

24. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Another solution to a problem that never existed.

26. hw3067

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 01, 2016

I heard it offers a 20-day battery life, not 20 hours. You can check this out at the kickstarter page of WELT.

27. earn1sec

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

its useless

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