System and method for activating a device based on a record of physical activity

  • US 9,089,760 B2
  • Filed: 04/24/2013
  • Issued: 07/28/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/26/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for encouraging physical activity of a user, the apparatus comprising:

  • a wearable device comprising a removable component having one or more motion sensors that monitor physical activity of the user based on a motion of the removable component,wherein the removable component includes a computer memory,wherein the removable component includes circuitry configured to disregard physical activity monitored by the one or more motion sensors that is less than a value of a threshold amount of physical activity set in the computer memory, the circuitry further configured to record in the computer memory physical activity monitored by the one or more motion sensors that is greater than the value of the threshold amount of physical activity set in the computer memory,wherein the removable component includes a visual indicator that indicates an amount of the monitored physical activity recorded in the memory; and

    wherein the removable component wirelessly communicates information related to the monitored physical activity recorded in the memory to at least one secondary device.

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