Watch founded in Phoenix measures blood sugar, lifting techniques

Oct 30, 2019, 4:35 AM | Updated: 4:28 pm

(KTAR News Photo/Peter Samore)...

(KTAR News Photo/Peter Samore)

(KTAR News Photo/Peter Samore)

PHOENIX — Imagine a watch that’s more than a smartphone on your wrist.

This watch won’t break your skin, but it will measure your blood sugar level.

“Ninety percent of prediabetics do not know that they are prediabetic,” said Joe Hitt, founder of GoX Labs in central Phoenix.

When the watch is linked to a pod that you wear on your collar, Hitt said it will help prevent heat stress, dehydration, and back injuries.

“And then this watch also sends the information to the cloud,” he added. “We apply artificial intelligence to predict if the injury is going to occur or not.”

Users will study good lifting techniques beforehand, so the watch and pod can alert you when you’re out of sync.

“Our watch also assesses your metabolic rate,” Hitt said. “We know how much energy you’re burning for good lifts and bad lifts.”

Hitt says the latter burns fewer calories. He hopes his product will prevent injuries and lost hours on the job.

“This is about a half a trillion dollars a year problem for the employer, talking from diabetes to workforce injury,” Hitt said. “Those premiums are going up for companies, and they’re also going up for the worker.”

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Pexels Photo)...

Arizona woman indicted for trying to smuggle almost 95 pounds of meth from Mexico

A federal grand jury indicted an Arizona woman last week for trying to smuggle methamphetamine into the country, officials said.

3 hours ago

I need some Arizona tech tips. Will I lose all my saved passwords if I clear the cache in my browse...

Data Doctors

Arizona tech tips: How to clear your browsing data

Q: I need some Arizona tech tips. Will I lose all my saved passwords if I clear the cache in my browser? A: Here's what you need to know.

4 hours ago

(Salt River Project Photo)...

Brandon Gray

SRP invests $2.6 million in innovative research projects at Arizona universities

The Salt River Project has announced it has invested more than $2.6 million in 36 projects with several Arizona universities.

4 hours ago

Preliminary renderings submitted to the city of Phoenix in 2018 show the original design concept fo...

Audrey Jensen/Phoenix Business Journal

Partners move forward on long-planned hotel in downtown Phoenix

A group of developers has moved forward with plans for a significant downtown Phoenix hotel that was proposed five years ago but never built.

5 hours ago

office building with trees...

SuElen Rivera

2 Phoenix Biltmore-area office buildings sell for $72.1 million

Two large office buildings that sit along the heart of the Camelback Corridor in Phoenix recently sold for $72.1 million. 

14 hours ago

Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, former New Jers...

Associated Press

3rd Republican presidential debate is set for Nov. 8 in Miami, with the strictest qualifications yet

The third Republican presidential debate will be held in Miami on Nov. 8, a day after several states hold off-year elections.

15 hours ago

Sponsored Articles



Importance of AC maintenance after Arizona’s excruciating heat wave

An air conditioning unit in Phoenix is vital to living a comfortable life inside, away from triple-digit heat.


Mayo Clinic

Game on! Expert sports physicals focused on you

With tryouts quickly approaching, now is the time for parents to schedule physicals for their student-athlete. The Arizona Interscholastic Association requires that all student-athletes must have a physical exam completed before participating in team practices or competition.


OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center

5 mental health myths you didn’t know were made up

Helping individuals understand mental health diagnoses like obsessive compulsive spectrum disorder or generalized anxiety disorder isn’t always an easy undertaking. After all, our society tends to spread misconceptions about mental health like wildfire. This is why being mindful about how we talk about mental health is so important. We can either perpetuate misinformation about already […]

Watch founded in Phoenix measures blood sugar, lifting techniques