Artificial intelligence to replace personal trainers

kickstarter-vi-headphonesPersonal trainers can be great motivators. They create a sense of accountability and can drive you to try new things and push harder than you though you were able to. But can artificial intelligence, or AI, fulfil the role of the personal trainer.

A Kickstarter campaign, that has already over-reached its funding target of $100,000 to reach over $1.3M, says it will help you meet your weight goals, improve your running, cycling and training. Plus, enjoy your favorite music and talk on the phone without ever touching a single button.

Vi is made by LifeBEAM – a company that has already made a number of fitness wearables. This is good to know if you’re planning to invest in Vi (note – Run and Lift is not recommending you invest in this product. We’re not going to but still think it’s interesting).

LifeBEAM says a great trainer makes working out more motivating, fun, and effective. That’s why they created Vi (Vi is a she)—an evolving personal trainer who lives in bio-sensing earphones.

Vi tracks you, gets smarter, and coaches you to real results. Vi will help you meet your weight goals, improve your running, cycling and training. Plus, enjoy your favorite music and talk on the phone without ever touching a single button.

Vi integrates a pair of Harmon Kardon speakers and works with Google Health, Apple HealthKit, Strava, Spotify and Apple Music.

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