Hi-Tec's Navigator Boots Use Bluetooth to Guide through Vibrations

By: Joey Haar - Sep 6, 2016
References: pressreleases.responsesource & cnet
The Navigator boots from Dutch apparel company Hi-Tec feel like they have a mind of their own. That's because the boots are equipped with Bluetooth technology that causes them to vibrate while wearers walk, guiding them to whatever destination they've programmed in.

The Navigator boots' guiding technology comes from Lechal, a company that has previously designed footwear to help guide the blind. The new Navigator boots are essentially the same in terms of concept, however, these hiking boots are for anyone. The soles are equipped with dual vibrating pads for on the left and right, and these pads vibrate when its time to turn. For instance, the pads would vibrate on the appropriate side when wearers reach an intersection -- a feature that could save time otherwise spent pondering over a map when in a new city.