The Xiaomi Youpin platform presents a fun new product for home sports enthusiasts. It is called Move It Smart Thin Waist Hula Hoop.
Its “intelligence” consists of a small electronic block, which contains a microcontroller, six-axis accelerometer and a screen. The hoop tracks the movement and counts the rpm and there is also a calorie count. In addition, customers can use the branded application with video training to not just spin the hoop.
The hoop itself is dismantled for easy transportation, its weight is 1 kg and diameter is about 1 meter.
As part of the campaign, the price for a hoop is only 19 dollars, the usual price is 29 dollars. While the fundraising campaign is moving slowly, and the product is unlikely to go beyond China, but in these times of pandemic and emphasis on home training, it is possible that soon there will be many other similar devices on the market.
It may be noted that such hoops were used by people about 2500 years ago, so we can say that this is one of the oldest devices, which has become “smart” in the modern world.