K'Watch Athlete wearable delivers continuous lactate monitoring without the need for blood samples
PKVitality has recently announced that its K’Watch Glucose smartwatch is undergoing human clinical trials, and now the company has also been sharing more information about its K’Watch Athlete. This version of the smartwatch also utilizes the company’s K’apsul and SkinTaste technology to take painless readings of the wearer’s lactate levels.
Obviously, athletes who are heavily involved in their particular sport need to be aware of how their body is processing lactic acid, as lactate build-up causes fatigue and can even lead to injury in some cases. With the K’Watch Athlete device, worn either on the wrist as a smartwatch or higher up on the arm in band form, athletes can train at a more efficient level.
PKVitality describes how thanks to lactate level data provided by the K’Watch Athlete, which is accessed by a simple tap and read process, professionals involved in explosive events (such as short sprints) can make sure they train at the correct intensity. Meanwhile, athletes who prefer endurance events can use the device for measuring how long it takes their body to reduce the lactate level and recover.
No specific price or launch date for the K’Watch Athlete is mentioned, although the similar K’Watch Glucose device for sufferers of diabetes has a target price of US$199/€199. The vital K’apsul component, which needs to be replaced on a regular basis, is listed as costing about US$99.90/€99.90 a month.
PKVitality & YouTube & Notebookcheck.com (in German)