A reporter for Re/code built a feature story out of trying tech workout clothing from Athos, OmSignal, and Sensoria. She basically acknowledged why someone would want it, but eventually came to the conclusion that it’s a little early for general adoption.
The drawbacks: none of it, she said, works all that well. Looking at a smartphone (which is how all these devices report their results) isn’t really practical when you’re working out. Washability remains a problem. And this clothing isn’t particularly affordable — though it’s pretty much in line with existing high-quality workout gear.
There’s nothing here that’s all that new or revelatory, but it might make for quick reading on a slow day.