Sensoria's new smart clothing range will warn you about your heart health

New upper body garments offer cardiac irregularity alert tracking
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Sensoria is best known for its run tracking smart socks, but it also makes connected clothing to wear a little further up. The startup has unveiled its second generation smart clothing range that's equipped with some pretty interesting new features.

The machine washable sports bra and t-shirt are both made from Emana yarn, that apparently improves skin elasticity and can aid muscle fatigue prevention. In a similar fashion to MyZone's smart clothing range, it comes with a clip on heart rate monitor that when paired with the Sensoria Fitness app, can deliver real time data including heart rate zones metrics.

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Sensoria is also adding a couple of features that we've not really seen crop up on smart garments before. The first is the ability to monitor heart rate variability (HRV), which can give you an indication of how much strain you're putting on your body and when it's time to take a break.

There's also an alert system that constantly monitors the user's probability of cardiac irregularities during exercise. The new cardiologist designed algorithm is able to offer a real-time alert countdown to confirm that the user is still conscious. Alternatively, it can send an alert to select family or friends through a text message, and even locate you through GPS coordinates via your phone.

It's accompanied by a new version of the Sensoria Fitness app, which will be available for smartphones and select smartwatches. You can set up new training plans along with review data and it'll also be compatible with third party fitness apps including Strava, Polar Beat, Endomondo and MapMyRun.

Sensoria's new range will be available to pre-order for a discounted price from 20 June via a crowdfunding campaign. There's no details on pricing yet, but we'd like to think it'll be somewhere around the same $150 mark that it cost to pick up the first generation kit.

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Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011.

Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.


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