Ever fashionable Levi Strauss & Co. have paired up with global giant Google to design a high-tech 'smart jacket'.Jacquard is a technology developed in partnership with Google to create a fashionable wearable. The jacket, designed to be worn when cycling, allows users to interact with their smart phone using gestures and voice commands.
When you’re cycling along you can play, pause and skip your music or ask what song is playing; you can get your next direction, your estimated time of arrival or the current time; and you can receive updates on incoming calls or texts with a LED light or a vibration on your sleeve and have the text message read to you.
Inside the cuff, gesture-sensing threads are wirelessly connected to your phone, and can be set up using the Jacquard app to operate via tiny electronics embedded inside the jacket sleeve.
When you download the app, available on iOS and Android, you can reassign the gestures to change what swipe up, swipe down and double tap translate to on your phone.
The jacket is compatible with phones running Android 6.0.1 or newer, and iOS 10 or newer.
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