When was the last time you could read the map from your smartphone without putting a break in your journey? Let us introduce you to Lechal, a GPS system that will take your eyes off the phone screen, off the map, off the monitor, and onto the world, allowing your journey to become the destination.
The Idea behing fitness tracking and Lechal
A brand new idea in the world of ideas, Lechal is an insole with pods that connects to your smartphone and vibrates to give you directions. Presented in the form of a shoe insole pod, Lechal’s pod can also be used externally. The makers of Lechal say that they have designed the world’s first haptic shoe and they believe that their technology will prove efficient at its purpose. So maybe it is time you ditch the chunky fitness tracker and put the live strong band back.
The Gadget Itself – Fitness Tech in your Shoe
The Lechal technology comes embedded in an insole. This insole fits into any type of closed shoe and finds sync with the app in your smartphone.
Besides tracking the user’s steps, distance walked/run/danced/moved and calories count, the Lechal pod can stay independent of your smartphone for long durations.
It means that you do not have to carry your smartphone with you since Lechal can automatically transfer the data to your smartphone when it comes near it.
You can set markers for distance and your smart gadget will buzz when you achieve the pre-decided marker.
The makers also have on offer a variant that clips onto shoelaces instead of going insole.
Lechal works very well with all major fitness apps and does not even have to be online for its navigation function.
The gadget is an electronic module that comprises a vibrating unit, chip, and is movable battery.
The system has USB charger that the user can switch on/off through voice controls or finger clicking.
A full-charged Lechal unit can last for up to 15 days heavy-duty.
Being an in-shoe gadget, Lechal will never fall and it is never lost the way many wearable gadgets are lost. Similarly this gadget is dust and water proof too.
The Freedom of hands-free fitness tracking
The makers of Lechal ensured that the gadget is completely hands, eyes, and ear free.
For instance, the user only has to tap his/her foot once to tag on a location. The shoes will also buzz if a user goes past a place of interest.
The place of interest could be stored by the user who has to tap once, to tag the place.
The gadget is of special use when you are travelling abroad. So that you are not lost with a map in front of your face, as long as you have Lechal under you.
The idea was to let the user look at the world and not anything else to find his/her way through the world. The whole purpose of a journey is lost when you have your eyes off the journey.
Lechal has turned out as quite powerful and it is appealing to everyone’s use.
Does Lechal mean anything?
By the way, Lechal means ‘Take me there’ in Hindi. Lovely, isn’t it?
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