Montreal-based OMsignal has started taking orders for its smart workout wear — base layers that track heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing rate and depth, calories burned, and steps taken.
The shirts, the first set of which all of which are in men’s style, have embedded monitors; reportedly, silver-based thread connects them to a small black box that clips onto the shirt. The box transmits the data to an app running on an iOS phone; the app syncs to an OMsignal server. The shirts themselves can be laundered; the company advises against tossing the box into a washing machine.
OMsignal is making four types of compression shirts — short-sleeved, long-sleeved, sleeveless “strength”, and sleeveless “focus” — in sizes from small to extra large. Prices for shirts themselves range from $79 to $109. The module is $119, but there are package deals for multiple shirts and a single module running from $119 to $359.
Shipping is promised for this summer. Women’s styles are promised for later this year.