Methods and systems for controlling an exercise apparatus using a USB compatible portable remote device

CAFC
  • US 7,789,800 B1
  • Filed: 12/21/2005
  • Issued: 09/07/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/08/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An exercise system, comprising:

  • a portable physical activity sensing system comprising;

    a sensor configured to be associated with a user and configured to sense a physical activity parameter of the user during the performance of physical activity by the user; and

    a memory in communication with the sensor, wherein the sensor communicates data representative of the sensed physical activity parameter to the memory, and wherein the memory stores the data representative of the sensed physical activity parameter; and

    a separate communication system comprising;

    a communication device for receiving physical activity related information from the portable physical activity sensing system;

    a memory configured to store physical activity related information regarding the user of the portable physical activity sensing system; and

    a processor configured to analyze and update information received from the portable physical activity sensing system,wherein the communication device sends information either to the portable physical activity sensing system, to the user of the portable physical activity sensing system, or to both the user and the portable physical activity sensing system, andwherein the portable physical activity sensing system records information about the user'"'"'s physical activity and sends the information to the separate communication system, the separate communication system updates the user'"'"'s stored information with the information received from the portable physical activity sensing system, and wherein the user may access the updated information stored by the separate communication system.

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