Vi Personal Trainer Earbuds Have Artificial Intelligence And Act As Your Workout Buddy.
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Vi Personal Trainer is one of the most inventive devices to hit the fitness wearable market in the last few years. It is the most personal, personal trainer that “lives” in bio-sensing earphones. The future is truly here.
Before I enlighten you more about this new product, let’s take a short trip down the memory lane of fitness trackers.
The first training gadgets were called pedometers and counted steps. They were often simple and small devices you could have in your pocket. Then the more advanced activity tracker bands came along and could do much more like monitor distance, sleep, calories burned and motivate you to move more.
Now, almost all fitness trackers have built-in heart rate monitors or can be paired up with chest straps. Things do go forward!
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These days it seems like the new craze is that the fitness gadgets should act more like personal trainers. Not that they haven’t done that before in one way or another, but now they talk and give you audio feedback when you workout. I have previously written about the Moov Now who has this function.
But now it’s time to present to you the awesome Vi, from LifeBEAM.
Communicative Biosensing Earphones – No Way!
It is designed to make workouts more inspiring, fun and effective. You can think of it like a friend that is dedicated to your fitness and helps you attain the most difficult fitness goals. All you have to do is power these headphones on and she comes to life.
Unlike any other trainer, Vi tracks your daily activities, understands your workout routines and coaches you to achieve real, tangible results. It can help you meet your grueling weight goals, improve your running, cycling and training, and evolves over time to help you with your future fitness goals.
All this and you can enjoy your favorite music or talk on the phone without having to press a button. This is the ultimate hands-free AI personal trainer that will give you real-time insights on your body and workout regime.
The product’s impressive design and stunning performance were the reason behind the company successfully raising more than $1.6 million in just 48 days on Kickstarter. The goal was to develop the First True Artificial Intelligence Personal Trainer. That’s an impressive goal, but it seems nothing is impossible nowadays. I’m not sure whether it is written the ‘Vi’, the ‘Vi,’ or the ‘Vi.’. I think I will stick to just Vi.
Elegant sound and ergonomic design
Vi Personal Trainer’s bio-sensing headphones are powered by Harman/Kardon audio and they produce crisp, clear and deep sounds for one of the best listening experience. It truly feels like you are listening to some expensive professional-level headphones.
The design team went for the best audio system to ensure Vi’s voice and immersive sound reach breathtaking performance levels. Vi uses aerospace-grade biosensors to get more precise measurements than almost all the wearables available in the market. The ergonomic design lets the bio-sensing headphones monitor the user’s heart rate, elevation, time, cadence, speed, and location with ease.
A warm human voice
Vi has a wonderful, calm human voice that talks to you while you work out. The warm tone of her voice will make you forget that she is an AI and you will soon start thinking about her as your personal fitness coach. She speaks beautifully and actively responds to each and every command while inspiring you to finish your predetermined goals.
She has all the answers to questions related to your training sessions and heart rate and even motivates you to reach the finish line with words such as, “You got this. Just 10 more feet!”. Vi Personal Trainer is designed to assist you with all types of running exercises and chores.
Whether you are practicing for your first ever marathon or are striving hard to shave a couple seconds off your record time, Vi will adapt itself to your fitness regime and personalize each workout session for your benefit.
Vi is like Siri for workouts
The elegant voice, stunning design and the comfortable fit offered by this unique personal trainer are so brilliant that you will forget you are wearing it from time to time. From when you wake up in the morning to the time you sleep at night, you will enjoy the wonderful-sounding music, easily answer your phone calls with a voice command and the all-day activity tracking feature will let you know exactly how much calories you burned in your day. You can also answer your phone calls by simply placing the earbuds in your ear. The all-day battery life ensures you can listen to your favorite music all day long and the clarity and tone from Harman/Kardon
You can also answer your phone calls by simply placing the earbuds in your ear. The all-day battery life ensures you can listen to your favorite music all day long and the clarity and tone from Harman/Kardon is matched by none other.
Extremely comfortable design and fit will have you forget you are wearing the device half the time. It gives you so much more than the fitness wearables and headphone available in the market today. Vi is like the perfect imaginary friend you never had.
Vi is like the perfect imaginary friend you never had.
Training benefits with Vi
Vi coaches you through all your runs, understands your physiology, checks in with you between training sessions, adjusts your workouts based on the weather, tracks indoor runs and adapts real-time training based on all these factors. The resulting workout plan will help you burn fat more effectively, improve your running technique and help you have more fun during your workouts.
Vi Personal Trainer is also well versed with managing exhaustion and preventing injuries, and will not shy away from stopping you when she thinks you have had enough for a day. It also monitors your heart rate to ensure it stays in the ideal heart rate zone.
How the Vi Personal Trainer works
The inputs and sensors on this stunning wearable allow it to track your daily activities and read your physiology better than any other fitness wearable.
The powerful AI brain engine analyzes all the data she collects and adapts it to your fitness regime for maximum results. Then she translates these insights into sound and voice user experience.
She also texts you from time to time to keep you on track. The Vi Mobile App is available for both Android and iOS platforms and provides you with progress feedback on the screen. You can use this app to customize your training plans, review progress and also customize your Vi.
The device is designed to fit everybody and comes with a set of in-ear fins that stabilize the earbuds and helps them stay in place, even during demanding training sessions.
Built to last for years
The gadget is already loaded with hardware capabilities that will support years of software upgrades so the users can reap the full benefits of the technology in the future.
The touch-aware earbuds respond to every little touch or movement, while the sweat-proof and rugged exterior ensure the device lasts for a long time. The magnetic tips along with the flexible yet flawless design ensure these headphones never go out of style.
Pros and Cons
What we like and what we don’t like with this gadget:
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The final verdict
To sum it up, Vi Personal Trainer is one of the most innovative personal trainer to hit the market in recent times. The AI human voice living inside these bio-sensing headphones is one of the best conversational voice assistant and is super easy to talk to. If the future software updates bring in a wide variety of exercise-tracking and enhanced workout regimes, it has the potential to be the best AI personal trainer.
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Official product video from LifeBEAM:
Where can I buy this product?
Check out the manufacturer LifeBEAMs own website for this project, GetVi.
Also, check the price on Amazon together with user reviews and more information.
Please share your thoughts in the comment section below and share this article if you love this product as much as I do. 🙂
Wow what an amazing gadget. I love this. I see that one of the cons is that it doesnt connect with other third party apps. But you need to have your phone on you when you run, right? so you can still track steps with other programs that way. Also, do we have any idea how much data it uses to send info to your phone, or has anyone complained of it using too much data?
Hi! Yes, you’ll have to bring your smartphone when running, but I have never heard about complaints regarding data usage. The data is transferred via low energy consumption Bluetooth technology. Andreas
WOW thank you for this review.
Before your post I had never heard about such thing is existed.
It would be so good for me. I do not have anyone to workout with. Go for a run or cycling.
It is really useful. The price is a bit much but you will get a VI personal trainer. I think it worth it.
What do you think. Is there a possibility that the price will come down as more brands are going to do same “personal trainers”.
It is really tempting to purchase one.
Hi! Its very motivating to hear such enthusiasm. 🙂 I think it is an awesome training gadget for exersicing alone too. AI might be the next big thing in fitness gadgets, and the price will surely drop, but it is difficult to know when. It is a very competitive marked so the activity tracker manufactures have to adapt and invent new stuff all the time, and the prices will be more affordable for cooler stuff. Andreas
I have seen people with these at my gym and I never knew that they had so much value before now! This is an awesome too with plenty of benefits, definitely a bit pricey but I truly think these are a great motivational tool which is what so many people want and need. An investment in these could change someone’s life. Thanks for sharing! I am going to look into these.
Cool that you have seen a few people using this cool gadget. Thanks for the comment and heads up. Andreas
Great to see a review on the product that I use while I workout. I thought its only me who liked this product because of its attributes. I am sure more and more people will find this review very helpful. Thanks for sharing
Yes, a very eloquent document on this incredible instrument, you have phased all the active qualities well and in an orderly manner.
I am not very informed about this kind of technology but can understand the concept from your simplistic descriptions. I like the earpiece touch capability, and that it has adaptations to the earpiece to prevent them from loosening during rigorous activity. I also like the idea that it records your activity and readings from the heart to your bodies physiology, interacting with you and telling you how well you are doing to the point of advising you to stop. It also has the capability download to your phone.
It is interesting to the pro’s and con’s section, how you honestly point out its limitations in the con’s section; coaching limited to cycling and running, not syncing with third-party health app’s, being honest about the limitations, not being a complete fitness coach, and the realisation that it needs to be expanded. In the pro’s section, you point out all the wonderful physical aspects of the unit; design, warm human voice, the accuracy of the monitors(heart rate), sound, long lasting, design, light and flexible, fits all.
I like the idea of this machine and feel it would benefit many health addicts, and also predict it will do well, especially if some of the con’s items can be incorporated in the future.
Thanks, Thomas, for your long and kind comment. You have understood the whole concept very well and I like how you sum it all up. Andreas 🙂
Very interesting, I’ve never heard about this product before now.
Is this product the future of coaching ? Probably.
Anyway is it comfortable ? I mean while your run, that “necklace” if it moves up and down on your neck.
How about shock resistance?
I will glad if you can answer me this questions. Thank you for sharing this.
Hi there. It is comfortable to wear. The earpieces are stuck in your ear just like any other earpiece. I have never heard about people complaining the necklace moving up and down when running. People use it for speed running too. Andreas