Ever dreamt of a day when your shirt could track your fitness level? If not, you will be amazed to hear that the latest line of t-shirts from Ralph Lauren aims to do exactly that.
The new gen T-shirts dubbed as Polo Tech reportedly come with embedded fitness tracking sensor. The company have even tied up with OMsignal for the same.
This new line of t-shirt will become availalble from the 27th of August on the company's official website. Further if you ae living in the States, you can drop down at one of those flagship NYC stores or US Open Store in Flushing, New York.
The shirt comes with silver fibers woven into the fabric. This helps it to track heart rate, heart variability, breathing depth and recovery, intensity of movement, energy output, stress levels, steps taken, and calories burned. The wearer must also keep a "black box" device on their person to receive the data collected by the sensors and to capture the activity-related data since that's where the accelerometer sits. Then the data is transmitted to an iOS app called PoloTech running on an Apple Watch, iPhone, or iPod touch. Unfortunately the app is still not supported in Windows and Android Platforms.
The PoloTech app further offers various workouts categorized as cardio, agility, and strengh workouts, which are designed by fitness company Galvanized. The data streaming from the shirt's sensors cause the app's video workouts to adapt to the wearer's performance in real-time.
Exercise performance determines how intense the next part of the workout will be, resulting in a customized workout capable of more than 10,000 combinations. The app features this live fitness monitoring, reporting and rating for exertion and effort.