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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Gadget of the Week - Sensoria Fitness Socks

Last week, our weekly gizmo was the Liftware Smart spoon from LiftLabs, a company that was recently acquired by Google.

This week, as we continue to feature gadgets with direct health benefits, we focus on a slightly different area - health monitoring.

Our gadget this week is the Sensoria Fitness Socks.

The smart socks package includes an anklet (shown above) and a pair of socks. There's also a charging kit for the anklet. The anklet attaches magnetically to the socks.

From the Sensoria web site:
Sensoria® socks are infused with proprietary 100% textile sensors. They are paired with a Bluetooth Smart cool and detachable anklet that not only delivers superior accuracy in step counting, speed, calories, altitude and distance tracking, but goes well beyond that to track cadence, foot landing technique and weight distribution on the foot as you walk and run.

Where it stands out

Sensoria does make other products besides the Fitness socks, such as a smart bra and a fitness t-shirt.
These garments, in concert with the Sensoria app, deliver information via Bluetooth to your smartphone.
This includes heart rate, foot landing technique, cadence metronome, and more.

Critical Reviews

These socks are yet to be sold to the public, but Fast Company and Internet Best Kept Secrets have each written about these socks.
The Sensoria fitness socks were originally introduced on Indiegogo. Following is the pitch video:

User Opinions

These should be available once the socks are publicly available, from early 2015.

Pricing and Availability

Sensoria fitness socks are available (pre-orders) for USD 179 on the Sensoria online store.
The fitness socks will be available for shipping in early 2015.

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