Samsung-backed smart belt tells you if you're sitting or eating too much
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.
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.Given the success of the
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.