There are wearables for running, cycling, swimming, weightlifting and all other kinds of sports. And now there’s one for skiing.
Carv works like most wearables for other activities – it connects to your smartphone over Bluetooth and records data while you ski. It then speaks to you through your headphones, telling you how to adjust your technique.
What kind of data does it record? Glad you asked. For every turn, it looks at when, where and how much pressure you apply. Maybe you’re leaning forward too much or transitioning your weight too late during the turn.
If you don’t want to listen to it while you ski, you can look back over the data afterwards during the aprés ski. Maybe while enjoying a snowball (or whatever skiers drink).
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Using it is as simple as falling off a ski lift. Slip the insole into your boot, clip the tracker onto the back, and then get skiing. You can challenge other people through the app, so you can determine who’s the best skier once and for all.
It’s the first of its kind that we’ve seen. We’re sure skiers will go nuts for it. It’s approaching its $50,000 goal and still has 48 days to go. Pledge $179 (£124) and you can nab one on an early bird. If successful, it’ll ship in November.