Since Athos will register each muscle group engaged, the app can paint a picture of your body in action, letting you know if you're off balance. Many people struggle to maintain good form, and knowing exactly which muscles are working harder can help you correct errors that could potentially lead to injuries and further imbalances. Plus, using the EMG technology means Athos can detect things that a personal trainer's eye might overlook, providing an attention to detail unlike any wearable tech we've seen before.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. He probably exercises off balance. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.