Wishlist/Sport tracker

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Wishes warning! This article or section documents one or more OpenMoko Wish List items, the features described here may or may not be implemented in the future.

Sport tracker

The idea of this program is to help a user to track the distance/velocity they have traveled.

Use Cases

  • I am going running. I start the tracker at the beginning of the run, and stop the tracker when I'm done. The tracker tells me how far I've run, how long it took, calories burned, and average pace (as well as max and min pace?).
  • I want to time myself on a run of a certain distance, but I don't feel like running at the track. I pick a course where I can run an arbitrary distance, start the tracker (after specifying how far I want to run) and take off. The tracker begins tracking distance and time. The phone vibrates/rings to notify me that I have completed the run and it automatically stops the timer.
  • I want to run at a certain pace. I input my desired pace in the sport tracker and begin running. The sport tracker informs me visually and/or audibly when I go over a certain (configurable?) threshold faster or slower than the desired pace. It would help to learn what the desired tempo feels like.

Heart rate monitoring

A Bluetooth Medical Device Profile was announced in November 2007. This suggests that by late 2008, there may be affordable heart rate monitors that speak bluetooth to the FreeRunner, provided the MDP protocol is implemented. A possible problem will be that they may implement a Ultra Low Power bluetooth protocol, which the FreeRunner may or may not be able to use.

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