LED jump rope hooks up to a smartphone, shows data in thin air


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#2

Has it changed?

Seriously Rob, tell us you aren’t in the backpocket of “Big Jump”.


#3

Kinda looks like it would clear your engrams while you jump, too…


#4

I wonder what it reads when you find it, years later, in a drawer with your other fitness doodads?


#5

People can’t count? This seems sort of silly — a large part of the appeal of jumping rope is that it’s so simple a caveman can do it. It’s like someone is sitting round desperately trying to figure out what else they can add computers to.


#6

Well, obviously it’s 22.5 times better than the $4 jump rope you can get at K-Mart. Because, you know, $90.


#7

Neat! Does the display still work when it’s coiled around my ankles while I’m curled up on the ground, holding my broken nose?


#8

How long until we get one that displays full-color video?


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I’m amazingly bad at keeping count when exercising. Either I’m counting and bored or letting my mind wander and solving other problems and have no clue where I was at.

So yeah. I’d fit that ‘can’t count’ use case. :wink:


#10

That is totally how capitalism works according to several who adhere to various economic religious sects!

:slightly_smiling:


#11

I wonder how many spins will the wiring last for. Cables tend to fray when moved too often.

Why not use a wearable augmented reality display? Would be way more reliable (though not visible for other people).


#12

ftfy :wink:


#13

You could say they …

…roped me in.


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#15

Batteries, Bluetooth, a dedicated app, and yes, the price tag… They could learn something from Tiger Electronics:


#16

Tied your hands, did they? You were bound by an honor code not to mention the arrangement?

Oh you…


#17

Alternately, use a string of multi-colored LEDs that change color the faster you go. You could hook up a generator in one of the handles. (Like they do in these: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/NEW-Water-Glow-3-Colors-Changing-LED-Light-Kitchen-Bathroom-Faucet-Temperature-Control-TE-shower-head/32427171595.html)


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Opposite for me. Counting helps distract me from the pain. I as I count, depending on how long it takes, I prime-factor the number. Better than suffering and being able to devote total focus on the pain.

But I’m an over-doer. I have about the same level of dexterity with my arms and legs as an earthworm, so I make up for it with sheer power. So I end up breaking things or myself all the time. By now though it’s usually just myself. Breaking things is expensive.


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