Mint Digital Talking Dumbbell Aids and Annoys While You Sweat

Mint Digital Talking Dumbbell Aids and Annoys While You Sweat

Gregory Han
Sep 2, 2009

Your flaccid biceps aren't going to get any bigger lifting those Doritos, Senor Flabby [speaking to ourselves in the mirror]. We actually enjoying lifting weights, but admittedly we sometimes need some additional help/motivation to strive for more reps or sets without bowing out early. Sure, you can have some eagle eyed trainer on your back, but that's expensive and we workout at home. That's where this exercise tech might helps you eke out one more curl...

Mint Select's Digital Talking Dumbbell system is actually a great idea we're surprised no consumer exercise manufacturer has yet offering, considering pedometers and accelerometer based products are commonplace. Very similar to a Nike+ system with Wii elements, the dumbbell electronically registers repetition, speed and posture while you're exercising, with an internal speaker which motivates users to meet specific exercise goals with voice feedback. Wi-fi sends data about your exercise sessions to your PC, while a charging cradle dock also stores away additional weights that can be used as your progress on your way to a better you. Seems like an ideal home workout aid in a world where Nintendo Wii workout sessions are commonplace and many of us cutting monthly expenses and working out at home.

Now just imagine a similar fridge that notes how many visits you've made, what you've taken out and voices out concern when you decided to eat chocolate for lunch [blushing guilty].

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