Coollang's smart fitness clothing counts crunches and squats

CES 2017: New smart sensors for badminton, tennis and baseball also unveiled
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Shenzen-based company Coollang has been in the business of making smart tennis and badminton sensors and now it's turning its attention to smart clothing.

Its first range, which includes a sports bra and a running suit are embedded with sensors that are said to be able to deliver heart rate data and recognise motion. So it'll know when you're doing a set of push-ups or working on those abs with some crunches. Additionally, it also promises to analyse your external environment monitoring temperature, air quality and humidity.

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There's no details on pricing just yet, but here's hoping it's more affordable than what companies it costs to buy fitness-focused smart garments from the likes of Athos, Hexoskin and OmSignal.

In addition to dabbling in smart clothing, Coollang is also updating its tennis, badminton and baseball sports sensors as well as introducing a new archery system. The archery setup will be able to record data including the direction of the arrow and even monitor physiological changes in the archer.

Coollang's smart fitness clothing counts crunches and squats

For the tennis, badminton and baseball trackers, the collection of gyroscope and accelerometer sensors are set inside the base of the racquet or the bottom of a baseball bat. They are then able to detect movement and deliver information in real time, which can be stored on the companion app.

We've seen similar devices from Zepp and Sony, although Coollang appears to be the only company that has something specially designed for badminton. It's able to recognise six different motions including smash, lift, clear, block, slice and drive.

The Coollang badminton sensor is priced at $38, jumping up to $89.99 for the tennis sensor and $99 for the baseball option. There's no news on release dates, but we'll let you know when we have more information.

Coollang's smart fitness clothing counts crunches and squats

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Michael Sawh


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

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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