And I’m kind of on board. Maybe. I’m raising one eyebrow while simultaneously thinking these might actually be pretty cool. Wearable X, a “socially driven wearable technology company,” has launched a line of yoga pants embedded with electronic sensors to help wearers perfect their poses. The price tag for a pair of these high-tech leggings? $299.
What are bluetooth yoga pants?
A companion iPhone app and “Pulse” battery come with your purchase of the Nadi X leggings, and the battery, in the shape of a bean, is meant to be attached to the upper left knee and will activate the sensors in the pants. Utilizing Bluetooth technology to capture real-time data, yogis of any skill level will be able to access information about the frequency and intensity of their movements. The goal is to enable wearers to learn how to better anchor and perform their yoga poses based on the data captured by the pants. There is also the capability, through the sensors, to alert a wearer to adjust or correct a pose if needed based on the data being transmitted, thanks to a series of pulses that can be delivered to the pants.
Wearable X’s founder, Billie Whitehouse, told Women’s Wear Daily that the company is committed to staying focused on innovation through the marriage of technology and usability: “The main reason we did this was that touch is such an important part of so many people’s practices, and that has always very much been the center of our brand.” Whitehouse added, “Yoga is very much about raising your vibration…We can change the algorithm, basically the learning engine behind the themes of the app. Some of that could just be a software update—the same way that you update your iOS every three or four months, you can update your clothes.”
The future of bluetooth clothing
The company has plans to develop other products in the near future along these advanced-tech lines, including sports bras. The opportunity to gather real-time data and improve performance is intriguing, and I can see myself giving these pants a shot (albeit if they go on sale). I can also see myself suited up in my Bluetooth yoga pants and electronic sports bra and FitBit bracelet and feeling like a walking computer.
What do you think? Are Bluetooth clothes in your future?