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Hot Tech Wearables That Aren’t Smartwatches

Hot Tech Wearables That Aren’t Smartwatches

Smart watches aren’t the only hot pieces of tech wearables nowadays. As much as I wish there were, there aren’t any functional Iron Man suits yet for an affordable price (I checked!)(Photo: Iron Man by Dennis Jarvis), but there are other on-point pieces that won’t break the bank.

The following smart clothing can help you in yoga, direct you where to go, and much more, all while slaying it.  Furthermore, some of them work without even touching or tapping your smartphone and/or smartwatch.  So, without further ado, here are the best tech wearables available now. #SoLit

1.    Nadi X Yoga Pants

Nadi X Yoga Pants

For absolute beginners, yoga can be difficult as you don’t know how to move or which position certain body parts must be held.  And if you want to try yoga by yourself or don’t have a good instructor, then you might find it impossible. However, Wearable X’s Nadi X yoga pants can solve this problem.

These yoga pants have built-in haptic vibrations that mildly pulse at the knees, hips, and ankles during a pose, which indicate that you’re holding the position properly or that you need to make an adjustment. The data syncs with the mobile app through Bluetooth to provide audio instruction if you need to make adjustments. Amazing, right?

Nadi yoga pants are also washable and come in four styles for men and women: midnight (solid black), navy/gray mesh, black with stripes, and black/white mesh.

Size: XS, S, M,L, XL (Available for men and women)

Price: $249

2.    Athos Men’s and Women’s Full Body Kits

You don’t want to just look like a hard-core athlete; you want to be one? Then wearing Athos apparel is for you. Start the electronic cores collecting and analysing data from the garment’s sensors to see how well you’re exercising.

These cores track all the data from the upper and lower body simultaneously during exercise. It can track upper-body muscle groups and lower body muscle groups including pecs, triceps, biceps, lats, deltoids, raps, outer quad, inner quad, glutes,and hamstrings. It can also track real-time activity, including your heart rate, muscle activity, active time versus rest time, and calorie expenditure. The data can show you which muscles are firing and how much they are being exercised. All the data will be delivered to your iOS app via Bluetooth. The core sensors installed in the tech clothing read bio-signals and transfer the data straight to your mobile app.

The Athos Full Body Kit includes two electronic cores, one in the compression shirt (for men and women) and the other in the shorts for men and leggings for women. The fabric, constructed with sweat-wicking technology, leaves you comfortably dry while exercising to your max.

Size: XS, S, M,L, XL, XXL

Price: $696

3.    Google’s and Levi’s Project Jacquard

Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket is the first ever connected clothing launched by Google. The dark-washed, stylish denim jacket, which connects to your phone via Bluetooth, is one of the best tech wearables, built with a gesture-and-touch sensitive area on the cuff which enables you to use a variety of apps with the touch or swipe of your hand. You can jam to and control your favorite music and get directions without looking at your phone. Get notified when your Uber or Lyft ride rolls up. Take your love’s phone call or dismiss the after-hours call from your boss with a single double tap (or swipe, if you prefer) on the jacket.  Want to check out nearby places? You can do that too; just touch your cuff. The list of abilities goes on.

So, what’s the not-so-great news? The $350 price tag isn’t that bad, but the warranty coverage is one year and try not to get this jacket dirty too often because according to Levi, the fabric (without the Jacquard snap tag – don’t forget to remove this before washing) is designed to withstand up to 10 washes. If you’re not a total slob or you’re not wearing this jacket when you rough it up Tough-Mudder style, you should be fine.

Size: S, M, L,XL, XXL

Price: $350

Levi’s & Google’s Commuter Jacket

While this post may be sponsored by various companies mentioned or linked to herein, all of the opinions expressed in this post are that of The Lively Forest.

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