CBR looks at five of the best recently announced smart devices.
French startup Cityzen showed off a sports shirt embedded with multiple sensors at Mobile World Congress in February it claims can record a player’s heart rate, GPS location, temperature and speed.
The D-Shirt, which is said to be no heavier than a normal t-shirt, sends the data to a small detachable transmitter on the back of the shirt, which is then sent to an app on your smartphone via Bluetooth.
This means you and your coach or friend can monitor your progress during a bike ride or run, and view a summary of your overall performance upon return.
According to developers, the data transmitted by the shirt could also help indicate when someone is stressed, tired or working too hard, risking a heart attack.
The company is currently in talks with British retailers and hope to release the product n the UK later this year.
Dental hygiene firm Oral-B showed off a smart toothbrush this year at Mobile World Congress it claims sends information to your smartphone as you brush.
The Oral-B 7000 connects to users’ iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0, and collects data which is then transferred to the smartphone about brushing habits.
If you brush too hard, for example, the phone receives signals from the brush and displays an alert to prevent you from damaging your gums.
The smartphone also times your brushing and displays a summary of how well you brushed your teeth at the end of the session, with tips on how to improve for next time.
The toothbrush will launch globally in June this year, and will retail at around £199, with the corresponding app available on Android and iOS.