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Wristify Temperature Control Smart Bracelet

This hot and cool wearable recently made it into the final of the Intel ‘Make it Wearable’ competition..

The boundaries of Wearable Technology can be stretched far beyond notifications and the Quantified Self, which are the features most current wearable devices revolve around. The Wristify smart bracelet, developed by EMBR Labs is bypassing the norm and heading for a more practical use, temperature control.

With the touch of a button the innovative smart bracelet will provide heating or cooling to the skin of its wearer. How can it control the overall body temperature if it’s only worn on the wrist? You may ask.

The answer lies in the well researched category of Thermal Comfort. The thermal comfort of the human body doesn’t just rely on core temperature, as different parts of the body can be locally exposed to different temperatures and generate an overall comforting effect. You could compare this to being too hot under the covers and sticking your toes out to cool down, or when you are feeling cold and you pick up a warm cup of coffee.

Thermoreceptors are specialized neurons that are found in our skin and are sensitive to changes in temperature. When you are feeling too hot or too cold, the Wristify bracelet uses natural waves of warmth or coolness to activate your thermoreceptors with a thermal comforting result.

The Wristify temperature control smart bracelet subtly glows blue when it’s cooling you down, and orange whilst warming you up.

The above design by Niccolo Casas is how the bracelet will probably look. We have no word on the release date or expected retail price as of yet.

Check out the video below to see what people had to say when they tried out the Wristify prototype!

By | 2016-12-30T17:32:28+00:00 January 12th, 2015|

23 Comments

  1. Nancy Russo July 20, 2015 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    I am looking forward to buying a Wristify as soon as they are on the market. If you need any testers. Put me on the top of the list!

    • Richard Borg
      Urban1 July 21, 2015 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      Nancy, thanks for the comment. embr labs are working hard to bring the bracelet to market. Hopefully, it won’t be too long..

  2. Bill New October 19, 2015 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Just wondering if this will help the struggle of staying warm dying the colder months on my motorcycle?

    • Richard Borg
      Urban1 October 19, 2015 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      It would make a bit of difference, but I’m not sure how much.. It would be interesting to find out tho Bill.

  3. Douglas Gosnell October 23, 2015 at 5:58 am - Reply

    I also would like to volunteer as a test subject – all my life I have had problems with overheating. This sounds like it might offer some relief. Whenever it hits the market, I’ll be in line to get one. Any idea what the price range will be and when it will be available?

    • Richard Borg
      Urban1 October 23, 2015 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      Douglas. for me, overheating is grief, especially at night! Nowadays I sleep with a fan on right through the year, even in winter to save myself the bother of waking up hot and then not getting back to sleep for two hours! I don’t think any wearable tech device could replace my beloved fan! Anyway… We’re still waiting for news about the price and release date..

  4. Roger January 6, 2016 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    What’s the power source of the bracelet?

    • Matt January 6, 2016 at 9:28 pm - Reply

      Hi Roger, it is battery powered.

      • Richard Borg
        Urban1 January 7, 2016 at 1:13 am - Reply

        Thanks Matt.

  5. David January 12, 2016 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Eta on release? Suggestion for cold hands?

    • Richard Borg
      Urban1 January 12, 2016 at 6:06 pm - Reply

      David. Unfortunately no ETA has emerged yet, although embr labs seem dedicated to bringing the bracelet to market. As for other hand warming options, these gloves are supposed to be decent – a bit pricey though. For cheaper options check out this Amazon page.

      • Austin January 26, 2016 at 5:16 pm - Reply

        What’s the estimated retail price?

        • Richard Borg
          Urban1 January 27, 2016 at 1:29 pm - Reply

          Austin. We don’t know yet.

          • Scott March 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm

            I ve seen sources talking about 250$

          • Richard Borg
            Urban1 March 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm

            Sounds a bit pricey..

  6. Andrew Weerapass March 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I live in Singapore and it’s hot all year round with high humidity. I would also like to volunteer to be your test subject. I get out of a cold shower and I’m drenched with perspiration as I’m dressing up for work standing in front of a fan. Everyday has been a constant struggle to remain cool until I get to the office.

    • Richard Borg
      Urban1 March 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm - Reply

      Hi Andrew.. I spend a lot of time in Thailand and I know what the humidity/temperature is like in that part of the world. If the bracelet works there, it will work anywhere! We’ll see what we can do if and when the bracelet becomes available.

  7. Dhannya Nair April 7, 2016 at 6:57 am - Reply

    This is an awesome technology. I am from Pune, India, Here the summer is getting very hot. When I travel the temperature is 40-45 degree Celsius and at office its very cool. All the best to the team!! Please make it available soon.

  8. Brad October 15, 2016 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Any update on a release date?

    • Richard Borg
      Urban1 October 15, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      We have contacted embr Labs and are waiting for some news.

  9. Jackson Berland November 20, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Any updates on the product design, I do think that this product will revolutionize the way we live our lives, but I think it is a bit flashy

    • Richard Borg
      Urban1 November 21, 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

      Here is another post from August some updated information: Wristify

  10. Jackson Berland November 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I will honestly pay much more than $250 for this product, think about how much one would save on AC.

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