Awesome Smart Clothing You Can Buy Now

It’s clear wearables are taking the tech world by storm. Trends have shown that 2016 could be the year of truly ‘smart’ and helpful clothing as tech merges with our outfits, shoes, bras, and more. The big trend this year is clothing. At CES earlier this year, we saw lots of new products that will be coming to market sometime in 2016. Which means we’ll see awesome products being released throughout the year, but if you want to make your clothing smart now, here’s some amazing products to try.

Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record-Equipped ($149.99)

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I really want these shoes. They track everything you could need to know about your run, and you don’t need to have your phone with you for them to work. The shoes will store the data from your workout, and next time you sync them with your phone, the data will transfer. Plus, they come in great colors and look good - something wearable tech needs to be aware of moving forward. The shoes will even let you know when it’s time to buy a new pair.

 

Mimo - Smart Baby Monitor ($199)

Ever heard of wearable tech for your baby? Mimo’s cotton bodysuits show you your baby’s breathing, sleeping temperature, body position, activity level, and whether or not they’re asleep. It uses Bluetooth low energy to provide smart baby monitoring straight to your iPhone. The clothing is washable, available in multiple sizes, and now, multiple colors as well.

 

Athos Smart Pants ($348)

These pants are seriously impressive. Available for men and women, Athos smart pants have 12 sensors which tell you how hard your muscles are working. So when you’re lifting weights, your phone via the Smart Pants app will be able to let you know just how much more your body can handle. Think you’ve reached your limit? Maybe you have, maybe you could push more — the pants will let you know whether or not you’re getting an optimal workout.

 

Sensoria Fitness Socks ($199)

One thing I keep reading about these socks is how amazingly comfortable they are. The socks are top-notch without being smart, but they’ll also provide feedback on your run. Want to improve your form? These socks will provide real-time feedback as you workout. The downside? Some users note that a little positive encouragement would be welcome too as the socks only talk when you’re doing something wrong.


I’m looking forward to this market growing and becoming competitive. Do you think smart clothing is a trend that’s here to stay or will it fizzle out? Tell us about other smart clothing you’ve heard about or tried; how’d you like it? Let us know in the comments!

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.