Tempo, a smart home gym that uses computer vision technology to track user exercises and provide guidance in real time, has launched a simplified version of Tempo
Move,This is a new home exercise kit, abandoning the original 42-inch touch screen and built-in Microsoft Azure Kinect sensor, but using the existing TV and iPhone
XS/XR and above version sensors are combined.
Tempo Move is slimmer compared to the original Tempo Studio, but there is still a lot of hardware in the toolbox. The center is what Tempo calls the “core”, which is actually aiPhoneBase, which can be connected to via HDMItelevision. The kit is also equipped with a storage unit containing a “smart weight”, and components include a tablet and dumbbells. The suggested retail price of Tempo Move is US$495, plus a monthly subscription fee of US$39, which is not cheap, but it is much more affordable than the Tempo Studio starter kit’s US$2495.
“We are now at an inflection point where the iPhone models can run complex artificial intelligence locally and have precise depth sensing technology,” said Josh Augustine, co-founder and chief technology officer of Tempo. “Experiences that used to require expensive hardware can now be built on devices that many of us already own.”
Tempo Move aims to provide a range of exercises similar to the original Studio. Users can get “thousands” of real-time and on-demand exercise courses, covering everything from strength training to HIIT, yoga and aerobics. The system uses computer vision to track smart weights and provide suggestions on form, track progress, and give exercise recommendations. Tempo said that when it launches, it will also support dumbbells, and will support barbell and kettlebell classes next year.
As the system relies onAppleTrueDepth camera technology in iPhone XS/XR and newer versions (excluding iPhone SE), so there is currently no indication that Android supports it. The company said it is also working to increase support for the built-in lidar sensor of the iPhone 12 Pro and above.
Tempo Move will be sold at a price of $395 from today, and the device will be shipped in early December.