Devices for Fitness & Health market require flexibility, integration and efficiency to be considered as top priorities. Renesas has made a dedicated effort to invest in new technology which broadens our portfolio to support the latest applications. Key applications where our products find a home are listed below:
Activity monitors are devices that monitor a person's various daily activities. Unlike pedometers, activities other than walking, such as sitting at a desk or sleeping, can also be measured. This allows the number of calories consumed each day to be calculated. Thus, the use of activity monitors for health monitoring and dieting is spreading.
Electronic pedometers are becoming very popular as healthcare devices as they provide an easy way to check calorie usage by counting the number of steps a person walks. Recently, some digital music players and mobile phones have been introduced with built-in pedometer functions.