Portable monitoring devices and methods of operating same

  • US 8,868,377 B2
  • Filed: 11/11/2013
  • Issued: 10/21/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A portable activity monitoring device to calculate activity points corresponding to physical activities of a user, the portable activity monitoring device comprising:

  • a housing having a physical size and shape that is adapted to couple to the body of the user;

    a plurality of sensors, disposed in the housing, to generate sensor data which is representative of activity of the user, wherein the plurality of sensors includes at least three accelerometers;

    processing circuitry, disposed in the housing and electrically coupled to the plurality of sensors, to;

    calculate the activity points of the user using the sensor data, wherein the activity points correlate to an amount of one or more physical activities of the user; and

    a display, coupled to the processing circuitry, to output the data which is representative of the activity points to the user.

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