Futuristic, haptic footwear. It got my immediate attention as i am a big fan of futuristic design and life improving features. Developed by Ducere Technologies and available for approximately 100-150$, the Lechal smartshoe is somehow comparable to Google Glass — though it’s not able to take POV pictures and videos.
You can either choose the Lechal smartshoe or only insoles which you can slip into your own shoes. Via Bluetooth the smartshoe connects to your iOS, Android, or Windows Phone device. The insole contains the usual slew of sensors that you would expect from a wearable computer, allowing the companion app to accurately track how many steps you’ve taken, how many calories you’ve burnt, and so on. What truly sets the Lechal apart from a fitness band, though, is that each insole can vibrate. I am not so sure if I am a fan of vibrating shoes (tickles) but it seems practical. I wish they would come as monochrome as in the pictures above, but you have beautiful black with red linings if that is fair enough for you. What do you think about them? Best, Ea Birkkam
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