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Work Out Smarter With This High-Tech Fitness-Tracking Shirt

May 9 2014 - 4:40am

Many fitness experts say: "work out smarter, not harder." Well, it doesn't get much smarter than the new high-tech apparel by OMSignal [1]. The moisture-wicking shirts are made with special conductive silver-based threads that capture data like heart rate, breathing regularity, and more. A little black box that snaps on to the shirt receives those transmissions and sends the data to your phone. It's like having a heart rate strap built into your gym clothes. Why wear an activity-tracking bracelet all day long when you can just put on a shirt at the gym?

OMSignal calls its product a "biometric sensing shirt." Biometric is a fancy scientific term that refers to the ability to capture quantifiable data from humans. But you're not just left to make sense of all those numbers on your own. OMSignal's shirts pair with an app that presents your vital stats in easy-to-read graphs. It'll even tell you if you're on track to lose weight or increase aerobic capacity by looking at your activity levels and breathing regularity.

The only downside? It's not available for women — yet. Men's shirts are now available for preorder [2] ($200 for one shirt and one sensor), and they'll ship this Summer. High-tech workout wear for women is coming soon, so stay tuned.

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A peek at the upcoming women's collection.

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The module that beams real-time activity data to your phone.

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Conductive silver-based thread in the shirt transmits signals to the module.

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Receive real-time insights into heart rate, breathing rate, and intensity levels.

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Gauge how well your heart rate recovery changes over time.

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Measure physical stress and energy levels throughout the day.

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The current men's collection includes sleeveless, short-sleeved, and long-sleeved t-shirts.

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Watch the promo video, and let us know what you think.

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