Smart apparel is the latest trend in clothing technology. It is a type of wearable technology that can be used to track and monitor the wearer’s activity, sleep patterns, and health indicators such as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. Smart clothing or wearables can also control devices like your phone, navigate through new environments with augmented reality features, and even communicate with other people via text or voice messages.
Wearable technology has made our lives easier. Here are the best smart clothing items of 2022.
The Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard Jacket is the first jacquard fabric made with conductive yarn. This means that while you’re wearing it, it can automatically detect whether or not your smartphone is in your pocket or bag, and if it’s there, it will connect with your phone. You can control your music, answer calls, and interact with Google Assistant while never taking your phone out of your pocket.
The jacket was originally designed for cyclists to stay hands-free while enjoying a ride but is available for everyone.
Other exciting features in the jacket include:
- 3M Scotchlite reflective material on the sleeves and back for increased visibility at night.
- Waterproof membrane that will keep you dry in any weather condition.
- The classic Levi’s 5-pocket style means carrying everything from keys to credit cards to snacks while still looking good.
Whether you’re at home, in the gym, or on the go, Sensoria socks will help you stay focused on your fitness goals. The socks have a built-in sensor that tracks your pulse and send it wirelessly to your smartphone via Bluetooth. This allows you to keep track of how hard you’re working and how well your body responds to each exercise. You’ll know exactly when to push yourself harder and when to take a break!
You can also use Sensoria Fitness Socks as a pedometer-check out our app and see how many steps you’ve taken during your workout!
And don’t worry, if you forget where you put your phone, the app will sync directly with Apple Watch and Android Wear watches so that all of your data is automatically transferred from our socks into an app on your watch for easy access. There is no need to bring a phone or iPad with you when working out.
Neviano Swimsuits for women are designed to help you look and feel your best in and out of the water. Their swimsuits are made from a proprietary material that is pliable and strong, allowing you to move freely without losing support or coverage.
Neviano Swimsuits are equipped with smart UV sensors to alert you when you’ve spent a little too much time in the sun.
Nadi X Yoga Pants are a line of wearable technology that allows you to track your yoga practice, monitor your heart rate and calories burned, and even identify your performing positions.
The pants are made out of a soft and stretchy microfiber fabric, so they feel like regular yoga pants but have all the added benefits of being high-tech while staying fashionable.
The pants have a pocket at the back that holds a small sensor that tracks your movements while you’re practicing. It records your position, how many repetitions you’ve done, and how many calories you’ve burned during each session. The data is stored on the pant’s internal memory chip, which can be accessed through an app on your phone or tablet.
The app also allows users to monitor their heart rate during practice sessions by simply placing their hands over the sensor on the back of their pants. There’s no need for other equipment like heart rate monitors or chest straps-place your hand on top of the pocket where your device is located and let it do its thing!
And if all this wasn’t enough to get excited about these pants already, there’s one last feature: they come with built-in technology that identifies which poses are performed.
Ever wonder how you can tell if your workout is going well or if your body is ready for the next step? That’s where UA Recover Clothing comes in. UA Recover Clothing uses fabric sensors and biometric data to give you a better idea of how your body is doing while you’re exercising. The clothes themselves are made of high-tech fabrics designed to monitor your heart rate, breathing patterns, and other key metrics as you work out. They’ll also send all this data back to your smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to see how well your body responds to the workout in real-time.
In addition to the biometric data collection capabilities built into each piece of clothing, UA Recover Clothing also incorporates machine learning algorithms that will help determine what kind of exercises might be best suited for each wearer based on their unique physiology and fitness level.
The stylish baby hat by Neopenda is a wearable technology that will help parents keep track of their children. The hat features a GPS tracker that can be used to find the child’s location. It also has a panic button feature, which will alert the parents when they are in danger. The hat also comes with an emergency SOS call feature, which will send an alert if the child is in trouble.
The Neopenda stylish baby hat is the first hat that can tell you when your child is getting too hot or cold, and it’s also a smartwatch for babies! It comes with an app that allows you to track your child’s temperature and sleep patterns so that you know whether or not they’re sleeping enough. This makes it easy for parents to make sure their children are safe.
The stylish baby hat by Neopenda comes with several other features that make it a great choice for those who want to keep their children safe. This includes:
- GPS tracker
- Panic button feature
- Emergency SOS call feature
Printed Electronics Make Wearable Technology a Reality
Innovative technology powers these six best smart clothing items. Printed electronics can make these garments even better.
Printed electronics like biometric sensors or flexible heaters can be printed onto thin substrates that flex and stretch with fabrics. These electronic components add very little weight to the clothing, making it more comfortable and convenient for the user. Wearables can be made with conductive inks that are screen-printed and added to any fabric using traditional methods like heat transfers then connected to other devices such as smartphones or computers.
Some wearables use biometric sensors to measure specific vitals like body temperature or heart rate. Biometric sensors can be printed directly on the garment without needing any additional attachments or clunky devices.
Other wearable technology includes flexible printed heaters. Printed heaters use electrically resistive inks to turn current into heat. These can be added to socks, pants, shirts, gloves, and more.
Make Your Idea a Reality
Have the top wearable technology items of 2022 inspired you? If so, reach out to us today regarding your next project. Butler Technologies specializes in printed electronics like biometric sensors and flexible printed heaters that help power smart clothing.
Meet the Author
Courtney Houtz is the marketing lead for Butler Technologies, Inc. In her role, she is responsible for content strategy, branding, and project management. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in social relations and policy.