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Sensor-Packing Shirts

Ralph Lauren's Smart Shirt Gives You Fitness Insights Via Bluetooth

— March 27, 2016 — Fashion
Ralph Lauren has always been known for producing exceptionally smart shirts, but the company's new PoloTech shirt is smart in a completely different way -- it is equipped with a whole bunch of smart technology and can even be used in conjunction with a companion smartphone app.

The shirt is a compression top that promotes blood circulation and also makes you look jacked for the summer. In terms of technology, the app equipped with special sensors that are capable of detecting your heart rate, exertion rate and breathing. The information is then sent via a compact Bluetooth module to the companion smartphone app to give you new insights into your health and fitness.

Ultimately, the PoloTech shirt proves that fashion, fitness and high-tech functionality can all be had in one package.


Trend Themes
1. Smart Clothing - The use of sensors and smart technology in clothing for health and fitness monitoring presents opportunities for disruptive innovation.
2. Companion Smartphone Apps - The integration of companion smartphone apps with wearable technology allows for enhanced data analysis and personalized insights.
3. Fashion-tech Hybrid - The combination of fashion and technology in products like the PoloTech shirt demonstrates the potential for disruptive innovation at the intersection of these industries.
Industry Implications
1. Fitness and Health - The integration of smart technology into clothing opens up new possibilities for personalized fitness monitoring and health tracking.
2. Wearable Technology - The development of sensor-packed and connected garments like the PoloTech shirt showcases the opportunities for disruptive innovation in the growing wearable technology industry.
3. Fashion - The emergence of fashion-tech hybrids, such as smart shirts, highlights the potential for disruptive innovation within the fashion industry by incorporating technology and functionality into clothing.
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