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Zungle wearable tech delivers sound with sunglasses

Listen to music and make phone calls via sunglasses.

Zungle wearable tech is revolutionizing the sunglasses wearing experience. Zungle Panther is sunglasses equipped with built-in bone conduction speakers and a mic. With this unique gadget, users can listen to music, make mobile phone calls and look stylish while protecting their eyes. Zungle gives users the freedom to be earphone and headphone-free.

Bone conduction speakers transmit sound through the arms of the sunglasses.

The Zungle Panther Bone Conduction speakers are located on the sunglasses at the ends of both its arms. The speakers transmit sound waves to the skull through vibrations. The Bone Conduction technology allows the wearer to listen to music and make phone calls without blocking external sound. This means that they can remain fully aware of their surroundings, hearing everything around them.

According to Zungle, this technology provides a smoother and safer listening experience. The sound quality is supposedly comparable to earphones. Users can expect superior stereo sound quality and enjoy the freedom of no wires.

Zungle wearable tech is both fashionable and practical.

In addition, the shades are equipped with wireless Bluetooth, enabling wearers to pair the wearable technology with their smartphone. There’s also a built-in noise-cancelling microphone, providing a hands-free talking experience. A USB port is also hidden in the sunglasses so the electronic device can be charged.

As for its actual physical design, the wayfarer-style Zungle Panther is lighter than average sunglasses, weighing only 45 grams. The frames are available in five colors (black, grey, white, neon pink and neon green) and the 100% UV400 protection lenses are replaceable and available in seven different colors (black, blue, violet, ruby, titanium, fire, and jade).

Zungle was founded in 2015 and is composed of a team of entrepreneurs, designers and engineers. The company’s products are manufactured in Korea but are designed in the United States. Zungle is currently running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its Panther sunglasses and has already reached over $500,000 in funding, far surpassing its initial $50,000 goal. The expected delivery date for the Zungle wearable tech is November 2016 and the expected retail price is $150.

Cool wearable technology has been designed for sharks to wear

These gadgets were designed to help to better understand the eating habits of these mysterious creatures.

A new cool wearable technology study is now underway through researchers from James Cook University (JCU) who will be using the devices to help to better understand the eating habits of sharks.

The scuba diving scientists will be adding special wearables to the tails of the underwater predators.

The researchers scuba dived north east of Cairns on Osprey Reef, where there were special cages filled with tuna heads that were designed to lure the sharks into the area. Those sharks were then lassoed around their tails and fitted with special cool wearable technology. The devices included microcomputers that are comparable to the fitness trackers that have become exceptionally commonplace among consumers.

This cool wearable technology keeps track of the sharks in a similar way to how fitness bands track humans.

shark cool wearable technologyOne of the lead researchers in the study, Richard Fitzpatrick, explained that these new wearables make it possible to avoid the old technique of having to wrangle sharks back to the boats in order to have to implant other forms of trackers. He said that “With these [microcomputers] we’re able to put them on the shark underwater and then let them go again.”

Fitzpatrick pointed out that “We’re trying to minimize stress to the sharks, do it as quickly as possible so then they return back to normal behavior as quickly as possible and we get better data.” He was also among the researchers who were able to head back to the site and collect the wearables two weeks after they were initially placed on the sharks.

Though it was somewhat challenging to be able to catch the same sharks that had the cool wearable technology, instead of being able to catch any shark and fit it with a device, they were able to successfully do so and gather the data collected by the wearables. This provided the research with significant information about the impact of tourism operators who were feeding the sharks and the way this altered the natural energy consumption of those ocean creatures.