About a year on from their debut, New York-based start-up Wearable X is introducing four new designs to its collection of smart yoga apparel. The company is also, for the first time, debuting a menswear line.
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The new collection works just like the first. It has Pulse sensors woven into the hips, knees, and ankles. As you go about performing your poses, the pants keep tabs at specific points around the body and gently vibrate in the direction of the necessary adjustment if your pose is a bit off.
The data is communicated in real-time to the smartphone app which will immediately show what the correct pose should look like. The app contains around 40 poses, as well as music to help you chill. Some new features introduced with this collection include progress tracking, customisable playlist “yoga flows” and yoga practice incentives.
“With Nadi X you not only have convenience but haptics increase reaction time and make you feel more accountable not only through the instant reaction but also through the progress tracking,” founder & CEO Billie Whitehouse said.
“Our data is more sophisticated than most because we have 5 data points. Most only have one. Single data is what I call ‘dirty data’. It’s just not a thorough look at the true movements that are taking place.”
The new styles include the Half X for both men and women, the open-knee and the striped. A pledge of $229 on Kickstarter will secure a pair of leggings, and this includes a 12 month membership for their Xperimenters smartphone app. It might all seem a bit pricey, but certainly cheaper than bringing a yoga studio and instructor into your home.
Price: $229 and up
$3,509 raised out of $50,000 goal
27 days to go
Estimated delivery: December 2018
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