Dressing smart has been taken to a whole new level thanks to the acceleration in technology today. Traditionally dressing smart meant wearing a suit and tie along with a hat as an accessory. Today, however, the term can be used concerning traditional clothing that is laced with modern technology to enhance the user’s experience of wearing it. Some items of clothing feature wiring woven into the fabric, making it discrete while others have hardware that can connect to smartphones. Either way, clothing has come a long way. Let take a look at some of the best smart tech clothing on the market today.
Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard – Jacket
The Levi’s commuter jacket is one of the first jackets to house Googles ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects group) developed Jacquard. It is a connected apparel platform that can attach to any piece of clothing. The Jacquard helps to integrate connectivity and interactivity into many different types of clothing pieces. The jacket with the Jacquard in it helps to keep users connected, especially when cycling, and they can’t use their hands so freely. The jacquard help users to carry out everyday digital tasks such as starting and stopping music, reading incoming messages and getting directions. Hand gestures over the device will help to complete tasks. This is because the jacquard thread which is capable of sending gestures are woven into the cuff and wirelessly connected to smartphone apps using small electronics that are embedded inside the sleeve.
Bose Frames – Smart audio glasses
The Bose Frames house a set of personal speakers that make needing headphone obsolete. The smart frames do not have a screen or camera but concentrate more on the audio side of things. The frames have built-in sensors and a pair of hidden speakers which sound music to the user’s ears. The speakers and features of the glasses are discrete, which means passers-by won’t be able to tell the difference between the Bose Frames and ordinary pair of glasses. The two speaks sit just in from of the user’s ears. Noise is directed through small speaker grilles. The glasses can be used with Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone. The glasses also house a microphone for on the go conversations with friends and family.
Nadi X – Yoga pants
The Nadi X yoga pants developed by Wearable X is meant to help users perfect and contour yoga positions with ease. The pants have sensors at the ankles, knees and hips which help users correct their posture by vibrating to guide them into positions correctly. Depending on the position the users are trying to do, the senors will make the pants vibrate until the user’s feet and is correct. Setting up the leggings is simple. The device within the leggins needs to be connected to a smartphone via an app and through Bluetooth. The pants will need to be charged, and in conjunction with the app, users will be on their way to learning and perfecting new yoga skills.
Under Armour Athlete Recovery
Under Armours, athlete recovery range is sleepwear that incorporates biometric technology into a patterned lining. The garments are designed for maximum comfort and fit to help athletes recover from the pain they may be experiencing from training or sport. The pattern in the clothing includes special bioceramic particles that absorb infrared wavelengths that are emitted by the body. These are reflected back to far-infrared energy, which helps the body to recover faster. The concept also contributes to better sleep. Far infrared technology has long been used in environments such as saunas to treat the pain and any discomfort. Its a completely safe type of radiation and it promotes cell re-growth within the body.