The Chinese wearable company named Huami along with the fitness startup firm Studio are building a partnership to create a connected treadmill that they have revealed today as the part of the keynote of Huami as CES. The most significant characteristic of Amazfit HomeStudio is the lack of a treadmill front. Instead, one can control the device only by utilizing his smartphone while the content is supplied to a separated and vertically oriented 43-inches HD screen which the companies call the Glass. The Glass is like a giant phone which also has a camera that can analyze the movement with the computer vision. For the treadmill itself, it is 53 inches long and 20 inches long with a slat belt surface for softer running feel. Perhaps Huami is an unfamiliar name to most of the US readers, but the company has said that in 2017, they had shipped 18.1 million wearable devices, and had become public on New York Stock Exchange during 2018. On the other hand, Studio has also created over 1,000 online fitness classes and maintain their concentration strongly on running the treadmill.
The Founder and CEO of the Studio, Jason L. Baptiste told that his vision of creating running more fun and accessible to the non-runners, he had always seen making a treadmill as a part of the roadmap of Studio and allowed the startup to offer fitness experience which really was personal and immersive.
Peloton sells a connected treadmill with 32 inches screen, and in this regard, Baptiste said that most of the treadmill makers were manufacturing the devices something without a creative software. They had wanted to grab the software before they ever had thought about doing anything with the hardware.