Samsung Is Developing Smart Running Shoes With Fitness Tracking Capabilities
Samsung is a massive company that develops and manufactures a wide variety of products. It was one of the first companies to integrate smart health tracking sensors on modern smartphones. A leak reveals that Samsung is working on two different models of smart Running shoes.
Earlier this year, Samsung applied for two design patents for smart running shoes to KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) which have now been granted. Both models of the smart shoes seem to be made out of leather and synthetic materials. The Model A smart shoe has a sleek design with an elastic style ankle area. The shoes have a pull tab at the back that can be used to toggle the smart sensor. The Model B shoe has more of conventional sports shoe design with a back-mounted smart sensor. Unlike the Model A shoe, the smart sensor on the Model B has a plastic flap which when opened reveals two metal connectors. Perhaps these metal connectors will be used to charge the battery that powers the sensor. ( See top image)
Alas, the patent does not provide information about the functionality and features of the smart shoes. However, according to the source, these shoes will also have pressure sensors that will give users real-time feedback. In addition, Samsung can develop an ecosystem built around fitness which with the help of Artificial Intelligence can coach the user as per their custom goals.
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Even though Samsung has not yet commented about the launch date of the Smart running shoes, the company is expected to showcase them at the upcoming CES 2019 which is scheduled for 8-12 January.