Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Boltt uses AI to enhance fitness wearables

Steve Rogerson
September 27, 2016
 
Boltt, an Indian wearables and AI start-up, announced a range of smart and AI enabled health and fitness products at this month’s TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
 
Introductions include a smart shoe and a range of smart bands, coupled with their companion AI coach apps that are said to improve running, track and fitness levels scientifically and show the consumer their health in a whole new way.
 
Boltt has partnered with Garmin, a pioneer in wearable sensors, and says it is addressing the white space in the wearables domain and through the meticulous AI reinventing the complementing software part of fitness gadgets. One such offering by the company is a training app that works in tandem with the smart shoe. With hundreds of scientifically designed workouts and training plans, the app assists users run and workout more effectively.
 
“Till now, all activity trackers and wearables gave data,” said Arnav Kishore, Boltt CEO and founder. “We are conspiring to change that by inferring these data and giving them meaning. At Boltt, the goal is to deliver the next generation of premium, highly advanced connected technology the world has not seen till now.”
 
Boltt plans to adapt the extension of its technology to various business services in the near future such as:

  • Sports analysis: A platform that will enhance sports performance in different sports such as running, football and hockey where coaches and players can review, plan and analyse field performance.
  • Corporate wellness: Platform for increasing employee health and productivity.
  • Smart physical education: Tech enabled ways to enhance fitness levels in children.
  • Group fitness: Platform for monitoring group fitness activities in gyms and health institutions.
Pre-orders for the wearables will open in October, followed by the commercial launch through e-commerce partners and strategic offline experience centres a month later. Boltt plans to launch the products in 13 countries, in batches, through primary channels of sale.