IP Com? Voice-fitness mash-up Samsung and Adidas

Suzanne Bowen : Monetizing IP Communications
Suzanne Bowen
32 yrs in telecom, teaching, blog & grant writing, biz development, marketing, & PR. Favorite moments in life involve time w/ family & friends, networking, IP communications industry verticals & horizontals, running, traveling, foreign languages
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IP Com? Voice-fitness mash-up Samsung and Adidas

Hajimemashite (honorable first time greeting in Japanese) nihao, assalamalaykum, bonjour, hallo, shalom and hello in your first language! Can we get "IP Communications" officially listed in Wikipedia? Query "IP Communications" on Wiki and get redirected to "Internet Protocol."

I just asked some industry and non-industry friends on Facebook for examples of IP communications. One reply was, "You mean mash-up or web 2.0?" I know what those are, so... okay, query "voip fitness" and find a collaboration announced by Samsung and Adidas for the SGH-F110 miCoach Fitness Mobile.  Will it advise me during my training runs with comments such as...

1. You are working at XX% of your maximum heart rate.

2. You have completed X miles or kilometers, X more to go.

3. You should slow down because your heart rate is too high.

4. Now, that you are on your cool down, who can I dial for you?

Expected release release date, right about now, mid-2008. (Thanks, FatBoy Slim.) Techlivez predicted the price to be $170 - $210 USD. As of July 16, 2008 it's available on Smart Mobile Gadgets, ATgsm.com, and Porta Gadgets.

It has a 2 megapixel camera, perhaps for capturing pics of license plates of cars that enjoy clipping runners and tabulating points per dismissal. Connectivity is available through Bluetooth and USB. It even has an FM radio receiver (88.1 WUWF's NPR, FreshAir, World Cafe and more, yahoo!)

I interviewed 11 global runners + myself and my husband to find out what they (we) would pay for this gadget. A summary of what they said, "If it tracked the heart and my pace, provided immediate voice and secondarily text feedback, and was able to recommend the best training intensity for the next workout, then the acceptable price would be $300 - $500."

It's compatible with AT&T, TMobile, Rogers, and fido. It does not work with Verizon, Sprint, Telus, and Bell. Only works on a GSM network. (Same reason I had to switch from Verizon to AT&T's Cingular Wireless to use my Nokia E61i, which I bought in order to use Fring, Gizmo Project, Global Roaming, MobileMax, Qik, Truphone and more.)

 



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