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FASHION: New Ralph Lauren Shirts Tracks Your Activity

FASHION: New Ralph Lauren Shirts Tracks Your Activity
Posted August 27th, 2014 @ 5:50am by Chilli Amar



Activity trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone UP have become increasingly popular as we all try and get healthy, but they do present one problem, they’re easily forgettable. Seriously? How do you track your day’s exercise if it’s sitting on the nightstand by your bed?

Well, Ralph Lauren and “smart apparel” maker OMsignal think they have a solution. The two companies have developed the Polo Tech shirt, which contains a conductive thread that acts as a virtual censor and will measure the heart rate, breathing rate, stress level and energy output of the person wearing it. It’s currently being tested on ball boys at the U.S. Open, and if successful it will hit stores next spring.

And what makes the shirt better than your regular activity trackers? Well, in addition to a T-shirt being more familiar to a person and less forgettable, the fact that the clothing is closer to the body makes capturing data easier, so more information can be obtained. Of course if you just wear it lying around the house it'll be completely useless.


Source: ABC News


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