bring Google and Levi’s smart jacket ‘this fall for $ 350




The ‘smart denim jacket’ Google and Levi’s to users via gestures on their sleeve commands can indicate their smartphone, comes in the autumn of this year for converted 325 euros.

The smart jacket of the two American companies contains a piece of conductive fabric on the left sleeve that is connected to a small PCB which is connected via Bluetooth to the phone carrier. In other words, it is built here a jacket with a kind touch. By light touches on the sleeve allows users to commands such as volume control, music control, navigation and routing call handling. According 9to5Google get the jacket also an API for developers to use, so they can develop new commands and enhanced app compatibility.

Google and Levi’s make the price and the postponement of release known at the South by Southwest conference in Texas. When the smart fabric called Project Jacquard in 2015 revealed was, there was still a product release in the spring of 2017. To our knowledge, this jacket at least initially in the US. Without Google technology takes the jacket 148 dollars.

The technology in the garment comes from the pen of Google’s research lab Atap, or Advanced Technologies and Projects, which works on all kinds of special research into innovative technologies. Atap was founded by Motorola and joined Google’s acquisition in the hands of the search giant. Although Google Motorola again sold to Lenovo, the Atap has not relinquished. In 2015, several projects of this laboratory were shown to the public, including this wearable technology. Tweakers is then also a look taken at this and other projects.


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