The OMbra smart bra sparked discussion at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Wearable tech isn’t all in the wrist anymore.
The titillating workout gear coming out of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week includes a smart sports bra that doesn’t just hold the girls in. This innovation also keeps the user abreast of her heart rate and breathing rate, tracks her steps and counts calories burned before sending all that data to her phone.
The $ 150 OMbra by OMsignal is expected to start shipping this spring. Designed to compete with a woman’s Fitbit or Apple Watch, this bosom buddy promises to power through 10 workouts or a full day of continuous use.
Ralph Lauren has its very own smart workout shirt.
Another high-tech ta-ta-tamer: the New York brand Chromat’s smart Aeros sports bra, which debuted at New York Fashion Week last September. This bra tracks temperature, sweat and stress levels, and opens vents when the wearer gets hot and bothered. It also shuts them off once things cool down. Only prototypes were sent down the runway last fall, however, and the product won’t be available for consumers in the foreseeable future.
OMsignal also crafted the $ 295 Ralph Lauren PoloTech shirts unveiled during the U.S. Open last summer. Silver fibers woven into the fabric can read heart rate, breathing depth and other metrics. The info’s streamed to your iPhone or Apple Watch via a Bluetooth-enabled black box, which is stitched into the smart shirt.
JBL and Underarmor are releasing headphones that can detect heartrate.
These tops have new competition in the form of Hexoskin Smart shirts and tanks available in men’s, women’s and junior’s sizes for $ 169-$ 429. The biometic activewear captures the standard heart rate, breathing rate and number of steps taken per minute. The collection now also syncs with fitness trackers such as Runkeeper and Strava.
Under Armor has some exciting smart accessories coming out, including the UA Wireless Heart Rate Headphones. They don’t just pump your tunes. They also take your pulse.
Under Armour Speedform Genesis 2 sneakes can track your progress.
The $ 250 Bluetooth 4.0 earbuds due out this spring will let users get heart rate data sent to their phones or tablets with the click of a button. The headphones also feature JBL Twistlock Technology to ensure a secure in-ear fit. They come with a free 12-month MapMyFitness app premium subscription worth $ 29.99.
Under Armor is also kickstarting a smart sneaker that will track workouts and count miles. The $ 150 Speedform Gemini 2 available on Feb. 29 features a computer chip in the heel with an accelerometer, Bluetooth antenna and battery that measure distanced traveled, stride length and pace. All that happens without the runner having to wear a sports watch or take a phone to track progress.
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Source: New York Daily News