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Smart Bra wearable technology launched under OMbra label

A connected apparel maker has now announced its latest form of clothing based wearables.

OMsignal, the wearable technology apparel company, has now announced the launch of two new offerings, one of which is a sports bra that comes with some traditional features as well as sensors that provide feedback on mobile devices.

The OMbra is made out of antimicrobial meshing as well as stretchable fabric into which there are biometric sensors.

These biometric sensors have been worked into the clothing in order to allow it to be used as wearable technology. When worn, the sensors can track various functions such as running economy, heart rate, cadence, and fatigue levels among others. This sports bra works along with the other major offering from OMsignal, which is a running platform called OMrun. It is through that platform that all the various metrics can be observed and tracked.

The OMrun is designed to translate the wearable technology’s feedback inot useful information for the wearer.

Wearable Technology - Image of BraThe OMrun platform also offers the user of the wearables with a “Biometric Coach”. This feature helps to make it possible for a user to see how her latest biometric results compare to some of her previous results as well as with a goal that she has set prior to the run.

While these wearables are clearly designed for a female market, the first launch from the company, back in late 2014, had been meant for male athletes. That was designed in the form of a men’s shirt that has been on the market since that time.

While the products created by OMsignal are quite unique, they are being added to a marketplace that is increasing rapidly in size. Moreover, it is expected to be a category that will see a considerable amount of rapid growth over the next few years, as well. The wearables sector, as a whole, is working hard to reach mainstream status with tech embedded clothing forming a rising part of it.

This suggests that OMsignal is going to be facing an increasing amount of competition over the next few years as more rivals start to make their own product launches.

Wearable tech shirt tracks health in real time

New OMsignal shirt could be the perfect workout apparel.

This OM Biometric Smartwear is a type of wearable tech that has the ability to act as a fitness monitor and can track breathing rate and volume, heart rate, movement intensity and the number of calories the wearer burns, among other tracking features.

The smartshirt wirelessly syncs with your mobile phone.

The shirt is equipped with sensors, which have been sewn directly into the fabric, which allows it to continuously monitor the wearer. The biometric data that is collected is stored on a little “black box” and is sent to an app on the wearer’s phone, enabling them to instantly view their performance stats.

The data gathered by the shirt is continuously streamed in real time to the app, which alerts the user through data reports and visual and audio notifications. Having the ability to track their progress gives the wearer the advantage of being able to improve their performance.

“Clothing has always been about protection and fashion, but it will now also help motivate us to better ourselves every day,” said OMsignal Co-founder and CEO Stephane Marceau.

The wearable tech can be used for more than exercising.

According to the company, the smartwear they have developed is not only for workouts, it can also be used by the wearer to track their health and stress levels in the workplace. Marceau commented that “with OM, you now get a dashboard to better steer your life, to increase your self-mastery, to push your fitness performance, and live a healthier lifestyle.”

The OMsignal shirt can inform the wearer what is going on with their body, giving them the chance to better manage their health and achieve fitness goals. One of the app features called OM RPM displays the user’s present focus level and physical stress, while another feature known as OM Fuel reveals how much energy the user has left.

Currently, the OMsignal shirt is sold for $199 and there are four different styles for men that are available. There is a long-sleeved shirt, a casual T-shirt, sleeveless shirt and an under-shirt. With these diverse and practical options, this wearable technology can be worn on its own or under clothing, giving the wearer the power to conveniently monitor their health whenever they want.