Wearable devices are not the newest thing in technology. There are a lot of wearables like smartwatches and smart glasses. This new device is better than all of them. Google and Levi’s collaborated and managed to give us the smart jacket.
If you love wearing jeans and jackets from Levi’s but you also like to stay connected all the time, this is the product for you. It is easy to control and also stylish. The smart jacket was supposed to be launched this spring, but it was postponed until fall.
The release date of the smart jacket is going to be in the fall of 2017. This wearable device is going to cost around $350. It is the first product available on the market that has ATAP’s Project Jacquard technology. This type of technology uses a fabric to turn normal clothes into devices.
This smart jacket is able to do a lot of interesting tasks. First of all, it can be connected to your smartphone. This way it can send all of your instruction directly to it. The smart jacket is going to have almost the same functions as a smartwatch. The difference is that it is more stylish and less obtrusive.
This jacket was first announced in May, last year. When Google announced this device, it mentioned that it would be released in the spring. The company did not mention any price for the smart jacket, at the time.
Despite the fact that the product is going to be released late, it is better than having nothing. This is not the first project that ATAP released late or stopped producing at all. Project Ara, a modular phone concept, was canceled last September by ATAP.
The only project that stands a chance at being developed is project Soli. This is a radar system for wearables. This is going to allow users to make turn gestures without touching the screen. The concept is currently under development. All we can do now is wait for the smart jacket to be released in the fall. Until then we can look forward to other details about this tech.
What is your opinion about this device? Would you buy a smart jacket?
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