When I’m looking for workout routines, I usually turn to my smart TV and YouTube for the best variety and endless options and when I’m looking for stats to help me with my running, I turn to my Garmin. Technology is extremely helpful in providing me with the things that I need to improve my fitness without having to join a gym, hire a coach or a personal trainer.
But what if my form is bad? What if I’m favoring one side of my body over the other? What if certain muscles are weaker than others? How would I know?
Recently, I read about a gym in California using products from Athos Wearables and in researching what the wearables actually do I found out that they are available to the general public. I don’t have to go all the way to California to join a gym. I don’t have to join any gym. I can just go buy the shorts myself. But then I wondered, would I want to?
Introducing Athos Wearables. Athos Wearables are smart. Very smart. The shorts and shirts have built-in sensors that can track muscle effort and activity. It then sends that data to your smartphone giving you real-time information about how you’re doing. It shows you exactly what muscles are firing, how hard, and in what sequence, so if you need to you can correct your form immediately.
For someone like me who tends to suffer from hip issues, this product would be an amazing advantage. There’s also the added bonus of not having to remember to charge and then put on the Garmin, the fit bit, and the HRM.
This clothing comes with two different tech components, the built in sensors located in the actual clothing, and the core, which is a small plastic accessory that snaps into the pants or the shirt or both. The great part about this clothing is that it measures your muscle effort and then wirelessly displays it on your iPhone. Typically equipment like that would cost a fortune and only be available in a gym.
To purchase the core and both the shirt and shorts be prepared to spend around 400 bucks. If you’re new to exercise or just a casual participant, this may not be the product for you. There’s also the matter of washing. Right now the company recommends hand washing but then that’s how I wash most of my work out clothing anyway.
I haven’t purchased the products yet as I’m still in the research phase but this may be a product I’d like to have. The price is a little steep but if I can correct my form before I risk or suffer an injury, it’s worth so much more than that. If you’d like to learn more, click here to visit the company website.
Tell me what do you think about the Athos wearables?
Would you purchase them?