Canadian smart shirt tracks your fitness and your sleep, is Apple Watch compatible
Hexoskin, the biometric smart clothing company who makes shirts that give athletes insight about their physical training, sleep, and daily activities, announced today that it will start selling its products on BestBuy.ca this week, on June 26th 2015.
“We're proud to say that Hexoskin is the first smart shirt to be sold by Best Buy, one of the largest and most successful omni-channel retailers in North America. We're the leading company in a product category that should reach 70M units per year by 2020 according to Gartner,” says Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Hexoskin’s co-founder and CEO. It will now be easier than ever for sports amateurs to find Hexoskin shirts, just in time for the summer season.
“Our website now offers upwards to 300 wearable technology products of all varieties,” said Zayn Jaffer, Director of Emerging Business at Best Buy Canada. “Hexoskin is the first wearable tech shirt for sale in this category, and we’re thrilled to be selling it in Canada. It’s a product made by Canadians, for Canadians, and offers impressive technical and breathing capabilities.” (Source: Betakit)
Earlier this month, Hexoskin has announced its compatibility with Apple Watch, and the publication of an independent validation study by the University of Waterloo.
The company has a history of working with elite athletes, world-class health research facilities and space agencies. It now wants to make its smart clothing technology available to athletes of all levels.
Hexoskin is a smart shirt with integrated sensors that capture body metrics, such as heart rate, breathing rate, and acceleration. Hexoskin is used for training and sleep tracking by athletes of all levels, but also for scientific research and astronaut training. Hexoskin’s mission is to record and organize personal health information and make it accessible and useful to the general public. The iOS and Android mobile app are free to download, allowing unprecedented cardiac and respiratory real time monitoring on a smart phone or tablet. Hexoskin shirts are designed and made in Canada with the highest quality fabrics from Italy and Germany.