Embr Wave launches, warm up or cool down when you need it most

For those times you wished you could control the temperature, Embr Wave has you covered. Founded by a team of MIT scientists, the gizmo is a thermostat for your body. It allows you to warm up or cool down at the touch of a button.

Following one of 2017’s most popular Kickstarters, Embr Labs has delivered thousands of pre-ordered Embr Wave wristbands up to six months ahead of schedule and now has inventory on hand for immediate online purchase.

“We’re excited to move beyond the Kickstarter stage and focus on making ‘bigger waves,’” said Sam Shames, co-founder of Embr Labs.

“We have no doubt that Embr Wave is going to fundamentally change how people think about temperature and personal comfort.”

Just like the crowdfunded AirCon Watch, Embr Wave taps into the body’s natural systems to keep you comfortable. It does this by changing the signal that the nervous system sends to the brain by generating short waves of temperature fluctuation.

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The gadget is very simple to use. Whenever you start feeling too warm or cold, you activate Embr Wave for an instant shot of thermal relief. For a warming sensation click the right (red side), for a cooling sensation click the left (blue side). The wearable will immediately send personalized waves as per your preferred temperature to make you feel more comfortable. There are 16 temperature intensity levels in total.

The feeling is similar to running cold or warm water on your inner wrist. The watch effects the sensitive area where pulse points and nerve endings are close to the skin. The company says the thermoelectric tile on the nickel-free anodized aluminum body recreates the chill of an ice cube on your skin in the summer or the warmth of your hands by the fireplace in the winter.

You’ll finally have control of the temperature you want to feel, immediately and at the press of a button. It just might come in useful next time you are powerlessly sitting in a crowded subway car or feeling the unbearable chill of the office or airplane air conditioner.

Embr Wave costs $299, is available in metallic gray, and ships with a charging cable, microfiber pouch, and adjustable wristband. You can pick it up on emebrlabs.com.

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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