Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Smart Rope shows your jump count in mid-air

Everything else is becoming smart, so why not the humble skipping rope? Smart Rope connects to your smartphone to show your stats, and even beams your jump count in mid-air while you’re skipping.

23 LEDs are embedded into the rope. These can show up to four digits, so as you skip, your jump count appears to float in air right in front of you. It’s visible even in bright conditions. It certainly beats trying to keep count.

Soon it will be able to show icons and emojis too, so you can give a thumbs-up while you’re working out. They will also warn you when it’s low on battery. To charge it, unscrew the end and plug in a miniUSB cable. Easy as that.

A Bluetooth transmitter is housed in the handle, and pings data to the smartphone app. You can see how many jumps you’ve done and calories burned. The makers say they’ll add more functionality to the app in the future.

Tech aside, it’s also a very good skipping rope. The rope is positioned at 45 degrees to the handle, encouraging an effortless, natural motion. And ball bearings ensure fast, smooth revolutions.

Read more: Best fitness tracker 2015

It comes in three sizes: small (ideal for people around 5 feet tall), medium (for 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 9) and large (5 feet 10 to 6 feet 2).

It’s passed its $60,000 funding goal and will cost $70 (£46) when it goes on sale in September.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words