Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Smart Skipping Rope

skipping.jpg

There are two levels to skipping. One occurs in playgrounds, accompanied by innocent chants and scuffed knees, the other in sweat-pooled corners of boxing gyms, soundtracked by masculine grunts and the whir of a revolving rope. 

Our skipping skills are destined to remain closer to the former image - unless we get our hands on Sophia.

No, she's not the new celebrity-endorsed personal trainer; Sophia is a skipping rope with a built in fitness tracker, currently clocking up funds on Kickstarter

While fitness bands are all very well, they rarely help you identify just how hard you're pushing yourself on a specific workout. Sophia tracks just about every metric you can apply to the cardio-ruining activity of skipping, measuring jumps, speed, time intervals and calories burnt. By connecting up to its partnering app, you'll be able to clock just how much your skipping is improving, setting yourself new jump goals and time trials. 

The curved ergonomic handle contains a battery (good for a month on one charge), Bluetooth transmitter and a small OLED screen to measure your workout. The thick plastic rope is adjustable for your own height, meaning you can take on taller opponents in Sophia's challenge mode. 

Currently available for £22 on Kickstarter, should the project be a success you can expect your rope to arrive in May. Or you could stick to using that old piece of twine you found in the shed - either way, so long as you're not snorting at the idea of skipping as a brutal fitness test, that's fine with us. 

Related

lstn3.jpg

LSTN's Beautiful Wooden Headphones

JVC.jpg

The 5 Best Running Headphones

blub2.png

The Glorious Tube Alarm Clock

phorm1.jpg

The iPad Mini Case That Adds A Tactile Keyboard

BEN_CROSS_sse16596.jpg

How To Be A Better Runner

bike.jpg

The Bike Grips That Will Guide You Home

Comments

More

An awesome paper cycling helmet wins Dyson design award

Only £4, and it'll save your life

by David Cornish
17 Nov 2016

Netflix finally confirms it's working on downloadable content

It's official, people

by David Cornish
03 Nov 2016

How Android users can now cast Harry Potter spells on their phone

Well this is neat

by David Cornish
02 Nov 2016

David Bowie among the 72 new emoji coming to iPhones

David Bowie is getting an emoji

by David Cornish
02 Nov 2016

The 4K TVs your eyeballs have been waiting for

And they won't break the bank

by David Cornish
01 Nov 2016

Everything you need to know about Apple's new MacBook Pros

Return of the Mac

by David Cornish
28 Oct 2016

'Apple of China' just released the best looking phone ever made

Your move, Apple

by David Cornish
27 Oct 2016

There's a secret one-handed keyboard hiding in your iPhone

For some reason, Apple isn't making it more widely available

by David Cornish
24 Oct 2016

Why your iPhone battery keeps dying at 25 per cent

Battery life not performing how it should? Here's some help

by David Cornish
19 Oct 2016

The big problem with Google trying to get us to talk to our phones

Google's new Assistant could change everything, but just not for this generation

by David Cornish
05 Oct 2016