Some people usually watch Netflix while they rest on their favorite sofa or are in bed, but there are others who enjoy platform content while exercising. For the latter, Netflix has designed a device that seeks to keep them motivated while complying with their exercise routine. No, Netflix does not want to be the culprit that we are not in shape.
'Netflix personal trainer' is a gadget that we can manufacture ourselves and is based on Arduino, which comes as part of the initiative 'Netflix Make It', with which the company seeks to get a little out of its main business, as well Inspire others to send device ideas that can leverage the potential of Netflix, primarily to the community maker.
Netflix Makers Attack Again
Some might believe that this is a joke, but just remember that it is not the first time that Netflix shows the steps to make an ingenious device. We already saw it during the Christmas season of 2015 when they launched the 'Netflix stocks', this was followed by the Halloween bell and the famous 'Netflix and chill' button, but today they present us with their first device focused on health.
This personal trainer connects to our smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, and works while listening to music or we are watching Netflix or any multimedia content, where thanks to an accelerometer is able to detect our level of activity, which we can fix. If our physical activity starts to go down, the music or video will pause and enter a motivational phrase from one of the characters in the Netflix series, which we can also choose.
Among the voices and phrases there is a wide variety to choose from, as we have Frank Underwood, Jessica Jones, Dustin Henderson, Titus or Kimmy Schmidt, as well as the very Pablo Escobar, come the options are very broad.
Netflix has published the list of components and a step-by-step guide to making this personal quantifier, where it is worth mentioning that we will need basic knowledge in electronics and programming.