The Austrian company VIITA is raising funds on a crowdfunding platform for their new limited edition smartwatch – Race HRV. Last year it ran two successful campaigns for Titan – a luxury Garmin competitor that entered the market with a relatively budget price.
The new Race HRV has been launched last week. The smartwatch got a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal touch screen, titanium bezel and back cover. What is more, the watch has the polymer and fiberglass housing, making the device waterproof up to 10ATM depth. This combination of materials makes the watch very lightweight – only 64 grams that you will hardly feel on your wrist.
But Race HRV is not just about design. The smartwatch has been created to provide a way to monitor your body like the levels of dehydration, regeneration, stress tracking and more.
The combination of GPS and GLONASS satellite systems allow centimeter-accurate route tracking. But what is more interesting, Race HRV has a sophisticated algorithm that uses machine learning to understand how your body works. The device tells you exactly in which pulse range or how hard you should train, analyzes your heart rate variability 24/7 and uses intelligent algorithm to calculate your individual daily constitution-dependent training recommendation.
The following measurement data are used to calculate your water requirements
- Data of the micro-movement sensor
- Heart rate variability
- Regeneration status
- Stress progression
- Movement patterns of the last 7 days
- Sleeping time and quality
Despite uninterrupted heart rate variability analysis, the battery in VIITA Race HRV can last up to 2 weeks.
Perhaps best of all is the price. While $217 may seem like a lot, it isn’t when you take the build and specs into consideration. There will just be 1,894 watches made, to commemorate the world’s first car race from Paris to Rouen in 1894.