Hardiness of the Neo1973?

Vincent imnotb at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 08:44:52 CEST 2007

On 29/08/2007, Baxter Kylie <baxter.kylie at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi.
> I've been following this project for a couple years with great
> interest but I have a few questions (for those with gen1 and just
> those with some knowledge of the possibilities/limitations of the
> hardware)
> How hardy is the unit? I realize it has no moving parts but could it
> take repeated jarring up and down? Also, is it too heavy or too big
> for an armband strap?
> I'm a marathon runner and words cannot describe how astounding it
> would be for me to be able to find a waterproofed armband case for
> this unit to take on runs. Not only could it provide cell service in
> case of emergencies and act as my portable music player but with the
> gps and accelerometers I could (with a little help) get some useful
> runners' apps in place to track important numbers on runs -- not just
> times on terrains but even stride data (assuming the accelerometers
> are sensitive enough to track arm swing + impact).
> Assuming the unit is up to these tasks I fully intend (with a gen2 in
> hand) to try to get an app up and running for logging this type of
> info ... anyone who thinks this is a good idea or has any additional
> thoughts, I'd love to hear them!

This would be absolutely awesome! I don't run that often, but this'd be a
great help when I do. I always take my music player with me but I can't
really take anything else, and it'd be a safe comfort to have a mobile phone
with me too, especially if it has the features you described.

> ~Baxter


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