Amid the smart watches, fitness bands and other wrist-based devices dominating the wearable tech scene, there is now… a smart sports bra! Sports bras have come a long way from the early days of non-breathable fabrics and the dreaded “boob smoosh.” But today- I learned about the OMbra ; the latest and greatest in supportive undergarments. And I definitely added myself to their interest list.
Here are five things to know about this wonder undergarment.
- More than just your average fitness tracker, this “smart bra” monitors your breathing, heart rate, calories burned and stamina, thanks to its built-in, non-bulky biometrics reader.
- It syncs to your smartphone and “talks” to you in real time, telling you when to push yourself (your heart rate could stand to be a bit higher) and when to back off (since knowing when to chill is just as crucial as maxing out).
- It’s designed with super high-performance fabric, adjustable straps and a shape that promotes good posture and absorbs bounce.
- It’s machine washable.
- It ain’t cheap. The “start-up kit,” which includes your first bra and the required hardware module, will go for a cool $150 (it’s available for pre-order now and expected to ship this spring).