We’ve seen the smart watches, devices that you can tag to the shirt collar (Kiwi Move), and even straps that we wear around the wrist, which track the health status, steps and different stats. But having all this in a shirt, makes it unique and well, a little weird. It’s weird, though, only for those who wouldn’t want to have half of their body covered with sensors. Otherwise, it’s an excellent step ahead in the wearable technology.
As said by its makers, OMsignal is apparel that continuously tracks your biometrics to help you connect to a fitter, healthier, happier you. Embedded sensors in the apparel monitor your heart rate, breathing and activity while the OMsignal app displays your data in real-time on your mobile phone. OMsignal fits seamlessly into your everyday life.
Imagine the possibilities…
Apparel meets tech, where you get to see all this with the shirt –
- Activates blood circulation, enhances performance and helps muscles recover faster
- It has a climate control and a moisture-wicking performance to keep the temperature in control
- Fits well with the tightness, but doesn’t shrink it to make it uncomfortable
- The shirt has the bacteria fighting properties of the silver fibers to eliminate the body odor
Now, if you are wondering how does a plain fabric does the tracking of the data – here goes the explanation – there is a tracker device which has got its place just at the chest level, on the right side of the body. It tracks a lot of information, including the blood pressure, the heart rate, breathing, activity and that even includes the stress levels based on the different vitals.
The actual video that shows the concept is quite brilliant, briefing how a daily family life involves different instances, and where people are missing out on the good health maintenance, and proper care for the elders at home.
The tracker is connected to a smartphone with the low-power Bluetooth, thus don’t expect this to work with the smartphone if it has Android version lesser than 4.3 Jelly Bean. The tracker doesn’t always needs to be connected, as it can store some data before you connect the phone and sync the data, and it provides around 3-5 days of active usage, with the standby time of two weeks. Another advantage, you can wear a shirt and go out even when it’s raining – as the tracker is water-resistant.
There is more than just the tracking, because if your other family members are wearing this, their stats will be shared on your smartphone, and you can check their health status. Even better, you would be notified when that particular person is under stress, or is having a chest pain.
It is quite a leap in the wearable goods with the technology being used in one of the best ways, and this would suit any age, counting their steps, zen index, heart rate, breathing rate and the calorie burn. Syncing with both Android and iOS devices, this one should be easily called as one of the best concepts in the wearable stuff.
Right now, it is just announced but there are no details about the production, availability or the pricing of the OMSignal fitness tracker.