Jan. 24, 2014 9:15 am

Cofounder of fitness-tracking hardware a Johns Hopkins grad

The Atlas fitness tracker. Screenshot via Atlas Wearables.

It looks like a smart watch, but the Atlas is a piece of wrist-mounted hardware that tracks how people work out: the exercises they do, how many reps, how many calories they’ve burned and a person’s heart rate.

One of the cofounders, Peter Ligraduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2013.

The device is compatible with apps built by MapMyFitness, a company that lets people record and share their workouts that was acquired by Tide Point-based Under Armour in 2013.

The Austin, Texas-based company had its Atlas fitness tracker on display at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in early January.

Read more about the Atlas on TechCrunch.