Hexoskin Biometric Smart Shirt Redefines Wearable Technology Landscape in the U.S – Oct 08, 2014– Montreal, Canada (Techreleased) – Hexoskin, a biometric smart shirt that provides users insights about their physical training, sleep and daily activities, is now available in the United States. Hailing from Canada, this smart shirt is the ultimate data authority for athletes and exercise enthusiasts in the booming wearable technology industry. With its ability to record more than 42,000 data points per minute and provide accurate scientific-grade body metrics, Hexoskin is the essential training tool for any athlete, trainer or coach. Hexoskin urges users to put down the baggage of bracelets, bands, chest straps and other fitness trackers and get the data that matters.
Essentially a wearable precision lab, Hexoskin presents its users with the power of tracking lab-quality metrics in the context where performance truly matters. Hexoskin, with the help of NASA and the Canadian Space Agency, has created sensors that are made of textile, leaving close to no hardware in the shirt. There is a small Bluetooth device that is connected to the fabric sensors and placed in the shirt’s built-in side pocket during activity and sleep. This construction makes the shirt extremely light and comfortable, while providing users with measurements they simply cannot receive from regular fitness trackers.
The Hexoskin not only measures heart rate, step count, sleep duration and calories burned, it also measures heart rate recovery, heart rate variability, breathing rate, breathing volume, activity level, acceleration, cadence and more. These metrics give users the information they need to have a clear picture of what works for their training. By reviewing the data before, during and after workout sessions, users can push themselves to their maximum training level, while still avoiding fatigue, overtraining and injuries.
It’s during sleep that our bodies repair and grow muscle, which makes a healthy sleep cycle a key component to an effective training program and living a healthy lifestyle. With the Hexoskin, users can not only track the duration of their sleep and movement like most fitness trackers, but it elevates the data collected during sleep to include sleeping positions, cardiac and respiratory activity in order to give users a more precise idea of their overall sleep efficiency.
Using Bluetooth technology, the Hexoskin device can conveniently connect with a user’s smartphone in order to track metrics in real-time during a workout. The metrics can be viewed directly on the Hexoskin smartphone application for iOS and Android, as well as its online dashboard, which is perfect for a remote coach or trainer to monitor the users’ workout or training session in real-time. The metrics can also be accessed via the dashboard after workouts in order to compare them to other athletes in the Hexoskin network or their own previous training sessions to measure improvement.
Users can opt to download their data to their own analysis software or share their training session data with friends, family, personal trainers, coaches or their social media account. Hexoskin also features an open API, freely available to researchers and third-party software and hardware developers.
The water-resistant Hexoskin, made with breathable Italian fabric, offers a lightweight and quick dry fit that users can comfortably use in any physical setting. The Hexoskin is optimized for regulation of moisture and heat, and is equipped with smooth seams to prevent chafing. The shirt is machine washable once the Bluetooth device is removed.
Hexoskin is available in both men’s (small to 3X) and women’s (x-small to XL) styles starting at $399 on Hexoskin.com.