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Gadgets August, 1 2013

TRACE – The Most Advanced Activity Monitor for Action Sports

Monitoring devices for runners or cyclists are already considered a given. Gadgets like Nike’s FuelBand for instance help you track your daily activities including steps taken and calories burned, while at the same time keeping you motivated and your friends posted via social networks.

Definitely filling a gap here, ActiveReplay is about to launch a similar device especially tailored to the needs of skaters, surfers and snowboarders. The company, which includes a number of fairly impressive pedigrees like the former CTO of Magellan, is about to launch the first ever action sports tracker. TRACE works in similar fashion as a classic pedometer, yet is designed to keep track of rather complex maneuvers such as a “tre-flip down 10 stairs” or a “backflip off a 20-foot kicker at Mammoth.” TRACE is easily attached to the bottom of your board and collects data via nine-axis inertial sensors. The info collected will be directly transmitted via Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you to share landed tricks and other accomplishments via Facebook or Twitter.

All they need now is your support. So head over to their Kickstarter page and help them reach their $150,000 goal.

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