Research: Experimenting with available products

This is where you get your hands dirty. Or in my case, my ankles. 🙂

I’ll be testing and experimenting with as many competitor products that I can. This is going to take a lot of work (what doesn’t) but I think it will be totally worth it. Let’s get started.

Below is a pic of all the products I experimented with. I will go over each one in more detail, as well.

Product experimentation # 1- CAP Fitness Soft Elite Ankle/Wrist Weights (Pair) 

I tested this product every day in my 30 min morning walk, over an entire week.


  • The cushioned part feels good against the skin.
  • Seems to be a good amount of weight: 2.5 lbs each one


  • It does not cover my entire ankle. So, after a while the strap (which is contact against my skin) is creating a slightly painful rash. Not sure if you can see it on the pic below. It’s feels worse than it looks, I assure you!

After a couple uses, it’s releasing what seems to be small black grains. It’s probably the weighted material. See pic below.

Next up: 2.5 – Designing

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