Athletic monitoring system and method

  • US 7,519,327 B2
  • Filed: 04/07/2006
  • Issued: 04/14/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A performance monitoring system comprising:

  • a housing component at least partially defining an enclosure;

    a memory located at least partially within the enclosure;

    a set of performance engine instructions stored in the memory and configured to utilize a signal from a motion sensor to generate a first performance metric and a second performance metric;

    an audio file player located within the enclosure;

    an audio output device configured to output a first audio output signal representing an audio file played by the audio file player and a second audio output signal representing a spoken reporting of the first performance metric and the second performance metric, the second audio output signal output responsive to a user request; and

    a wide area wireless transceiver located within the enclosure and operable to receive an incoming telephone call, wherein the audio output device is operable to indicate the existence of the incoming telephone call and to pause the first audio output signal in connection with an answering of the incoming telephone call.

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