Polo Ralph Lauren: Workout Monitoring T(ech)-Shirt.
Polo Ralph Lauren is going to launch its newest development in the area of technical sportswear. The newly developed tech shirt is able to monitor the wearer’s biological and physiological information. Edge-cutting or nice to have?
Upcoming US tennis player Marcos Giron is testing the shirt at this years US Open in New York City during his trainings. The shirt has sensors knitted into it. The sensors work with Bluetooth, record the data and send them to a cloud where algorithms are applied. The outcome can then be accessed through the matching app for Android and iOS.
The shirt from Polo Ralp Lauren features electrocardiogram, breathing sensor, gyroscope and accelerometer. It can measure stress levels, energy output, heart- and breathing rate, heart rate variability, breathing depth, intensity of activity, steps and calories burned.
Next to all those technical information, the shirt is tight-fitting and looks great. Of course not missing, the Ralp Lauren horse logo in bright yellow colour in contrast to the black shirt. What’s next? JafJaf!