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Samsung-Backed WELT Launches Kickstarter

Samsung-Backed WELT Launches Kickstarter
The Samsung-financed wellness belt that looks to innovate fitness tracking has launched a Kickstarter campaign.

(CCM) — Last week, the Samsung-backed fitness tracking startup, the WELT Corporation, launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000 for its eponymous wellness belt. The belt, which was first introduced at the CES trade show in January, can be described as a new frontier in the fitness wearables industry, with its ability to track a wearer's waist size, activity, and food intake and then give tips and suggestions based on the data that it receives. It also features a pedometer, which keeps tracks of both steps taken and time spent seated, a battery with a 20-day life span, and the option for goal setting. "Made for everyday life and everyday outfits, WELT is both fashionable and functional. As the stylish alternative to previous belt fitness trackers, WELT can be worn at the office, on a walk or during your daily activities," the startup behind the belt said.

The WELT has already locked in its target for donations and then some — having reached $50,730 (at $99 per belt) with 29 days to spare thanks to its more than 400 backers. Its developers hope to get it into the hands of consumers by January 2017.

Image: © Kickstarter.
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