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PT watch trainer
« on: April 17, 2017, 05:43:10 PM »
https://www.army.mil/article/185274/army_to_issue_pt_bracelet_with_247_fitness_tracking_remote_mentoring



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The technology will enable Army leadership to monitor their Soldiers' activity level, physical location, and intake of foods, liquids, and other substances. It also allows leaders to provide remote mentoring in real time, according to Dr. Duke McDirkington, the lead scientific advisor from the U.S. Army's Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, and the co-chair of the Army's Physical Training Belt Task Force.

"We know for a fact through scientific research and polls that Soldiers already love the 'PT' Belt," McDirkington said. "But they have demanded a device like this that would allow their leaders to send corrective guidance when the system detects a caloric spike due to things like junk food."

The congressionally-mandated joint task force of USARIEM, and Program Executive Office, or PEO, Soldier, has spent seven years developing the device, which is embedded in a reflective, elastic wristband similar in appearance to the PT belt. Like their dog tags, Soldiers will wear the new fitness tracking device at all times.

"This is an exciting component of the Army's modernization strategy and will take readiness to unprecedented levels," said Col. Simon Richards, task force co-chair from PEO Soldier.

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The new bracelet features a two-inch screen that provides visualizations of fitness data and progress reports on a Soldier's specific levels of fitness, sleep, carbohydrates, protein, water, and alcohol.

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Re: PT watch trainer
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 07:52:02 PM »
Nice touch...

"The new fitness device is scheduled to undergo field testing in June of 2017, with an expected Army-wide rollout on April 1, 2018"
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Re: PT watch trainer
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 02:57:38 PM »
...someone is gonna make one, it's such a funny idea - I'd buy one for my kids in the Military.
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