Sydney based fashion tech startup Wearable X's latest smart clothing concept is now on sale. Nadi X combines fitness tights with a custom developed language that interacts with the skin through haptic vibrations. They cost $299 a pair and you can order them now online with shipping due in August 2017.
The pants provide gentle pulses at the hips, knees and ankles to encourage you to move and hold positions correctly. Syncing up to an app via Bluetooth, the garment communicates feedback to guide correct posture and form. From the cute comic strip explaining how Nadi X works, it looks like the motor is housed in the removable Pulse module. It looks pretty unobtrusive, though, as part of the sleek design which is good news.
CoĀ-founder and CEO of Wearable Experiments, Billie Whitehouse, said Nadi's real time technology, "Not only acts as that guide, but also integrates into your everyday life". The action images suggest they would be suitable for yoga, pilates and stretching.
Nadi X comes in four sizes - XS, S, M and L - and in four styles - Midnight, Midnight with mesh, Black/White with mesh and Navy/Gray with mesh.
The tights sync up to an Android app, (iOS available later), that can be paired to monitor form and alignment based on a range of user movement. Other features of the app include recommended poses to help improve form and flow. "As someone who doesn't always know the correct form or alignment in poses, I find having that proper guidance is crucial," Whitehouse added.
Wearable X is also known for its conceptual design arsenal including the FOX Alert Shirt, Durex Fundawear and Navigation Jacket.