With more people working from home in this era of COVID-19, tech companies are finding better ways to help people stay fit despite being indoor.
The Apple Fitness Plus was introduced last year and it garnered a lot of membership in a short amount of time and now, Chinese tech giant Baidu is joining the ship by announcing its own 43-inch fitness training display.
The signage-styled free-standing display is powered by an AI virtual fitness coach that appears on the screen to give fitness instructions and give you the best fitness directions.
Baidu is China’s biggest search engine firm – since they ousted Google due to democratic reasons but I digress.
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Baidu makes a lot of products ranging from robot-taxis and they own a large share of the Chinese internet market so their new product will certainly get traction among their existing customers.
The new fitness display has a 43-inch IPS LCD display that is bright as day and comes with LTE connectivity support.
From the screen, you can also opt for celebrity coaches to guide you with your workout routine if you’re too proud to be instructed by an AI.
Still on the specifications of the fitness mirror, it sports a custom-made wide dynamic sensor that gives the device a better imaging ability by 40% even in low-light while offering support for a 144-degree super-wide-angle.
With that, you can include your entire friends and family in one take during a workout session and the AI behind the system will continue monitoring you – just like other CCTV cameras across China does…hopefully the data collected are used wisely (ahem).
Still, on specifications, the mirror can also record a whopping 2K 60FPS video and capture large movements during exercise. It’s safe to say this is an interesting product.
It also sports an octa-core AI processor with 3 tops commuting power that can accurately capture actions and perform motion correction. It will reportedly recognize human movements and can help determine whether you’re doing the right moves or not based on things that have been programmed into the device’s software.
To top it all, it’s also a big venture for Baidu to probably sell you some stuff via its in-built professional AI boutique class.
Fitness classes are said to be updated each week, allowing a one-on-one AI private lesson….wink-wink!
It of course comes at a price. The Baidu Smart Mirror will reportedly come in two versions – the base version with a price tag of about US$662 (CN¥4,199) and then the high-end version which will reportedly go for about US$740 (CN¥4,699).