Athos is world’s first smart training apparel that equips you with real-time insights on muscle performance and heart rate. Athos allows you to get the most out of your workouts and enhance your performance like never before.
Athos can track things like heart rate and respiratory performance. But what it’s really good for is measuring accurate form and muscle performance (i.e., the parts of your workouts where you may be inclined to cheat).
Here’s how it works: Before hitting the gym, slip the palm-sized gadget ($199) inside your special compression shirt ($99) or capris ($99). The gadget will use EMG sensors to record all of your movements–from those 15 painful push-ups to those brutal burpees your boot-camp instructor is always demanding. (It also knows when you’re stretching or pausing between sets.)
You can review your performance right on your iPhone, either in real time or after the fact, if that’s more your speed. In addition to an overall workout summary, you’ll get detailed data on which muscles you sculpted, how many reps you did and whether you’re working your body evenly.
The science behind Athos—called Electromyography—studies the electrical pulses that occur when muscles are activated. It has been used in the medical realm for rehabilitation and physiotherapy for athletes as well as those suffering from degenerative muscular diseases. The Athos shirts have 14 muscle sensors, breathing- and heart-rate sensors, an accelerometer, and a magnetometer to track shifts in position, number of reps, and balance, among other factors. The lower-body attire has eight sensors that measure heart rate and muscle usage. These sensors relay information to the Core, a device that inserts into a slot on any of the garments and connects wirelessly to a smartphone via Bluetooth.