Angel Sensor Takes On Fitbit with More Apps

1382374684A recently-funded Indiegogo project, Angel Sensor will monitor your vital signs and let developers create apps that make use of all that information collected. Expected to retail for $159, the Angel wrist band is still available for a $20 savings on Indiegogo. The device will ship with “Foundation Apps” that let you monitor your body’s basic data right out of the box, but by giving developers access to the raw data from additional sensors, we expect there will be many more apps to come.

The Indiegogo page indicates that the Angel Sensor will collect more information than other fitness bands, including, skin temperature, heart rate and blood oxygen saturation. Beyond the basic data such as steps taken or heart rate, the founders have envisioned apps such as a Fertility Calendar that uses the device’s temperature sensor to detect ovulation, and Golf Trainer that tracks your motion to analyze your shots. But for those to exist the company will have to attract the attention of a  developer. 

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Available in black or white, the band supports Bluetooth Low Energy, making it compatible with iPhones 4s and up, as well as select Android devices such Samsung Galaxy S4. The Bluetooth standard also makes it immediately compatible with existing apps such as Wahoo Fitness and Runkeeper.

MORE: 10 Best Fitness and Workout Apps


In addition to sporting LED indicators, a vibrating motor and a buzzer, the Angel also works as a watch and alarm clock, and logs data for up to 7 days. It can even be gesture controlled with some basic hand motions. The first orders of the band are expected to ship in April 2014, and you can still donate now for an early price of $135 on the team’s Indiegogo page. Stay tuned for our full review. 


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