Clothes are getting smart! All manner of clothes; socks, boots, shirts, bras, pants, you name it! Smart clothes are the future of wearable technology. Not that people won’t continue to use wearables such as smartwatches or smart jewelry accessories, but the fact is that not everybody wears a watch or a ring, and everybody wears clothes!
As time goes on a greater percentage of the everyday clothes we wear will be integrated with technology, hence we have smart clothes!
Getting in the game early normally pays off, and one of the early gamers is a Boston-based company that are bringing us the GoGlove!
When it comes to using our smartphones and other gadgets we’ve all heard of Hands Free! Well, if it’s Hands free you’re after then look the other way now!
GoGlove is a wearable wireless remote control, it uses Bluetooth 4.0 LE, fingertip sensors and a magnet in the thumb to control your smartphone. You can use single or double-tap motions to play, pause, skip forward and backwards through your tracks, control volume, control your camera, GoPro and other apps, it can also activate Siri.
Why would you want to control your media with a pair of gloves? This would be a fair question! The creaters of GoGlove had the idea when they were skiing. Apparently they enjoy listening to their favourite tracks whilst carving the slopes, but obviously working a smartphone with a thick pair of gloves on while your’e heading South on a ski slope isn’t easy!
We’ve seen a similar brain child in the BearTek Wireless Gloves by Blue Infusion Technologies. GoGlove is more lightweight than BearTek and can be worn underneath other gloves, but they lack some of the features that BearTek offers, such as answering calls, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be able to in the future according to the makers who are planning great things for the GoGlove.
GoGlove will work with iOS and Android, supports Native Apps (iTunes, Google Play, iTunes Radio, etc), 3rd Party Apps (Pandora, Spotify).
It uses a coin cell battery that can last up to 6 months using it everyday, but as not to many people are likely to do that, call it a couple of years.
GoGlove already completed a successful Kickstarter campaign, but you can still pre-order the package directly from GoGlove for $99
The GoGlove mobile gadget controlling smart gloves should be shipping in June 2015.