Ralph Lauren will soon start selling a smart shirt

I think it’s a great idea – no need for devices around your wrist.


For $295, a “smart shirt” from Ralph Lauren could be yours, starting next Thursday.

The shirt is skintight and comes fitted with sensors that track biometric states, including steps, heart rate and breathing, The Verge reported.

The retailer unveiled its “PoloTech apparel,” which was made in partnership with OmSignal, at an event in New York City on Friday.

The shirt was first trumpeted at last year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens using ball boys. Marcos Giron, a professional player, reportedly used the shirt to practice, the publication notes.

But this isn’t the only “smart shirt” around. The article adds:

Since then other biometric shirts have popped up, including ones that use micro-EMG sensors to measure muscle effort, made by a Redwood City-based company called Athos. (Earlier this year I reviewed a pair of Athos pants, as did The Verge‘s Ben Popper.) OmSignal, the company…

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