Hexoskin fitness tracking smart shirt
The Hexoskin biometric shirt features integrated sensors, a Bluetooth recording device, a dedicated application available for both iOS and Android, and a USB cable to charge the device, which can interface with both Mac OS X or Windows computers.
The Hexoskin measure’s an athlete’s heart rate and heart rate variability, as well as breathing rate, breathing volume, steps, calories burnt, and sleep patterns. The shirt includes three fabric-based stretchable sensors, chest and waist sensors, and a side pocket that securely holds the activity tracker measuring steps, pace, cadence and intervals.
When connected to Hexoskin’s free app, the shirt provides access to real-time metrics including heart rate, breathing rate, minute ventilation, pace, steps, speed, distance and more.
Hexoskin says its smart shirt offers 14-plus hours of battery life when training, and 150-plus hours of standalone recording capabilities. The shirt is made of Italian fabric and is machine washable, in addition to lightweight, anti-odor, chlorine-resistant, and providing protection from ultraviolet light.
The Hexoskin claims their shirt is safe for any kind of activity, and data readouts from the shirt can be accessed in their basic format, or an open data API that allows athletes to utilize their own software.
As wearable fitness-tracking devices continue to proliferate the market, some device makers are banking on athletic smart shirts as the next big trend. For example, this summer, Ralph Lauren debuted the iOS-connected Polo Tech t-shirt that was developed in partnership with OMsignal.
The shirt is available in both men’s and women’s styles, ranging from extra small to extra large for $399, and additional shirts without the recording device can be purchased for $169.
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