CES 2015: Hands-On: AmpStrip

A lot of fitness trackers on the market now are worn on wrists but FitLinxx is about to change the game. AmpStrip, the company’s first consumer product, is a band-aid looking device that users would wear it under their torso. The main reason for the design is to increase the accuracy while making it comfortable to have it on. FitLinxx claims that the device will not chafe the users skin during a workout.


Powered by a 32-bit ARM MO processor, the AmpStrip weighs a little less than 0.4 ounces. The light oval strip of silicon has a variety of sensors embedded in it; the single lead electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor to capture hear rate, 3-axis, MEM’s accelerometer to detect motion in all planes, and a skin proximity Thermistor to detect skin temperature. It also has an integrated memory, which allows for up to 24 hours of data storage. When paired with a smartphone, it will transfer the data stored via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). All of this is powered by a 20 mAh wireless rechargeable battery, which will last up to 7 days of normal usage.


One of the most intriguing things about the AmpStrip is it requires both the device itself and the adhesive to work. And depending on the user’s daily activities, the adhesive has to be replaced once every three to seven days.



The AmpStrip will cost $150, which comes with the AmpStrip itself, a wireless charger, and a pack of 30 adhesives. Additional box of adhesives can be purchased for $30 and it comes in a pack of 30. FitLinxx is expecting to release it in Q2 of this year.

About Allistair Lee

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pocket Insider. Allistair has been a tech enthusiast since he was at the age of 15. His current interest includes Android smartphones and tablets, among many other devices.

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