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Atlas shows way to personal workouts

Steve Rogerson
February 28, 2017

Texas-based Atlas Wearables has announced Shape, a round-the-clock digital fitness coach that lives in a slim heart rate band. Shape not only tracks daily activity and sleep, but also tracks and guides users through personalised workouts.
CoachAI is the latest innovation from Atlas that combines its knowledge and experience from hundreds of thousands of workouts and makes them available in a slim heart rate band and accompanying app available for iOS and Android phones. Shape considers metrics from Atlas Motion Tracking, including form and personal bests, to find a suitable workout to help users reach their goals.
Atlas Motion Tracking is a machine learning system that was built based on the company’s experience studying human motion and developing various fitness products. Shape leverages Motion Tracking to track workouts automatically including recognising specific exercises, counting reps, generating metrics and logging rest intervals. For example, if a user does jumping jacks when they should be doing push-ups Shape knows, or if they're not reaching up after burpees, Shape knows.
Atlas is back to crowdfunding after previously successful campaign with the Atlas Wristband raising $638,029, crushing the original goal by over 500%.
The ergonomic design fits comfortably on the wrist and packs a battery designed to last all week.
It takes daily fitness data including daily activity, steps and sleep, along with over a dozen metrics from MotionAI, to create a workout to measure fitness level and help reach fitness goals. Shape sends messages such as a personal trainer, providing feedback on workouts and recommendations to meet goals.
In-workout coaching provides motivation and guidance in the form of simple actionable feedback and knowledge while working out. Shape provides real-time audio cues such as: “Slow down rep speed to burn fat more effectively.”
CoachAI distils workout metrics down to simple actionable feedback and knowledge such as strategic planning, for example: “Let’s do a recovery workout tomorrow so new records can be set tomorrow.”
Atlas was started in January 2013 by pre-school friends Peter Li and Michael Kasparian.