Samsung MyFit PMP Tells You to Drink Water and Stop Smoking, Idiot

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The MyFit is a pretty good idea taken unexpectedly to the extreme. A workout player, sure, that's a good idea. But wait, this doesn't just count calories, it measures your fat and forcibly tells you to drink water.

The MyFit is an 8GB workout player, and while it likely won't be cheap or durable enough to displace the Sansa Clip+ as my workout player of choice, it's definitely more feature-packed. It has fat and stress sensors, a customizable exercise management program that selects music based on workout, calorie counter and jogging control—all great. But it also has a water intake manager to tell you when to take a water break, and something about "smoking cessation," presumably to yell at you for smoking. How does it know if you smoke? Who knows? As a PMP, it's got the usual attributes, including an FM radio and decent codec support. It'll be available sometime in the first half of 2010, and no price has yet been announced. [Samsung]

MyFit Wellness Promoting MP3 Player

As the world's first portable media player to integrate wellness management tools, such as stress and body fat levels and customized workout guides, MyFit helps users achieve wellness while enjoying their favorite music tracks. MyFit transcends basic playback of music and videos and enters the realm of wellness information and monitoring. Its unique features reflect the functional and stylistic nature of music enthusiasts while incorporating important applications and information for a fully-customizable device that encourages a healthy lifestyle. Music can be collected into a jogging playlist and a simple Tapping Control Jogging mode makes it easy to change to the next song without interrupting a workout.

Breaking ground with the world's first fat and stress sensors located on the top of the player, MyFit measures a user's wellness indicators and contains an exercise management program to keep people on target with their fitness goals. A built-in accelerometer automatically tracks calories burned while jogging, and users can record their caloric consumption per meal with the included food calorie database. Additional wellness applications built into the MyFit include a water intake manager and smoking cessation utility.

But more than helping to make consumers healthier, MyFit is a full-featured portable music player that features an FM radio tuner and Samsung's DNSe 3.0 sound enhancement technology, which helps to overcome the inefficiencies and limitations of compressed audio files and generate a more realistic stereo sound. Media playback includes high quality compressed and lossless audio formats, such as MP3, WMA, OGG, and AAC, as well as MPEG4 and WMV video formats.

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Lets think how the smoking cessation feature might work: Do you designate yourself as a smoker when you first set up your device? That way you'll know not to smoke, especially in the middle of an exercise routine, which you may not have ever heard before. Then again many smokers are defensive about their habits, so the device might not let you turn off the smoking cessation feature in the preferences. That way you always get the frequent, life saving reminders, even if you're part of the vast majority of the market for exercise devices that does not smoke.