Smart Shoes Track Your Activity, Every Step of the Way
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Wearable devices to monitor physical activity are a hot trend in technology today, but the company Lechal has hit the ground running with the world’s first interactive haptic insoles and sneakers to track activity metrics such as calories burned and distance traveled. Using Bluetooth technology, the shoes can connect with Google maps for navigation; for example, the left shoe will vibrate if the user is directed to turn left based on the directions. The company also hopes that their products will benefit the visually challenged and a study is underway to investigate the use of the products as assisted devices. The products will be available for pre-order beginning in September.
In India, you'll be able to wear technology somewhere completely different: On your feet. Lechal is the world's first interactive haptic feedback footwear company, whose Bluetooth-enabled insoles and shoes will be available for purchase starting in September. These insoles and shoes can link up with Google Maps, count and record footsteps and calories, and give users feedback through vibrations.
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