The U.S. Open ball boys are doing a test run of sorts with Ralph Lauren's new smart shirts, which keep tabs on things like heart rates and aggregates it onto a different device like a smartphone. The company says its new smart shirts are the first of its kind to be rolled out by a major fashion label, and could transform wearables.
Ralph Lauren has waded into the wearables space, with a new Polo Tech shirt capable of measuring respiration, heartbeat, and more, that will be tested in the run-up to the US Open. The compression shirt uses OMSignal technology we saw back in May, and will be used by Marcos Giron during practices to track biometrics and adjust his training.
When you love something, you want to share it with the world -- or so the theory goes. Products exist to satisfy all varieties of fandom (have you seen the X-Wing knife block?), and that includes Super Mario fans. Just in time for the new school year is a Super Mario-themed backpack.
India is poised to be the launchpad for the proliferation of so-called smart shoes, with the company Ducere Technologies preparing to launch its new connected insoles and shoes called Lechal. With these products, wearers are provided with haptic feedback to aid in navigation.
Looking for a new pair of kicks, but none of them are quite fitting for your personality? Converse has introduced a new line of shoes in Japan that are anything but typical, dishing up Super Mario-themed shoes in varying colors.
So you want to design a pair of Adidas with your smartphone, do you you? The folks at Adidas Originals have let it be known that they’re bringing on a new mi Adidas customizing tool for their ZX Flux silhouette shoes specifically, letting you go big on the designs you want to execute. This tool will continue to work for iOS and Android, for the iPhone, smartphones of all kinds, and tablets as well.
Wearable tech is hot right now, with no subcategory more interesting than clothing. Something we wear daily, smart clothing has a unique inroad to connect us to the other thing we have on us daily — our smartphones. None are doing the clothing/smartphone cohesion better than OMSignal, who have opened their products up for pre-order.