The "Smart" Bra That Will Change the Way You Work Out
Tech-wellness company OMsignal is launching a new sports bra that's sparking quite a buzz in the fitness world.
Created over the course of a year by sports bra designers, scientists and engineers (they developed 1633 prototypes before getting it exactly right), the OMbra changes the way you approach your workouts. Here's how: Flexible sensors are built into the bra to track your body's activity levels using real-time biometrics (including heart rate and breathing rhythm) to keep you on track during workouts. Whether you push too hard for what your body can handle or you aren't maximizing your potential, the OMbra will signal and help you adjust.
Plus, in addition to the high-tech science behind it, it's designed to provide ultimate comfort and flexibility—the straps are adjustable to fit different body types and the fabric is lightweight and super stretchable with antimicrobial and sweat-wicking properties. Mesh panels on the front and back help enhance breathability.
"I love the idea for this bra. Its functional and innovative, it looks like it's comfortable, and the best part is that it holds you accountable for your actions," says celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza. "To me, its best feature is that it allows you to monitor your breathing during workouts, as well as every day, which helps to reduce stress. That makes it a valuable health tool."
Set to hit the market in April/May, the OMbra kit will sell for $149 and will include a charging cable (you'll get about 10 workouts in before you have to recharge).