Gadget Garments

23 Oct 2014
POSTED BY Y Magazine

Ever felt like a packhorse carrying your digital load? Fear no more, as the next step is to go compact and wear your gadgets, says Matthew Herbst

Analyse Me


The Basis B1 Band is distinct in the world of wearable fitness trackers. While most products on the market these days come with features like sleep and movement tracking, the Basis aims to go one step further and give users who are really serious about their fitness even more tools to play with. It comes with a heart rate tracker on the back of the watch that records your heart rate day and night and analyses the information. Additionally, the sensors give you information about your perspiration while working out, including changes in body temperature. Conveniently, it can break down the graphs for you in a complete profile as and when you want it. RO76.62

Just ringing


The Ringly collection is crafted with an 18K matte-gold 3 micron plated setting and precious and semi-precious stones. Ringly connects to your phone and sends you customised notifications, the way you like to be notified, through slight vibrations and light. The first of its kind in the digital age, this nifty little gadget allows you to put your phone away
and your mind at ease. Check it out at from RO75.08

Forty Winks


Did you know that micro sleeps occur without us even realising? We all know when we’re tired, but what many don’t know is that when you blink long and slowly, it can actually count as a micro sleep. With an innovative algorithm that tracks patterns in your blinks and eye movement, Vigo notifies you when you’re at your best and when you’re not with a helpful digital nudge. This could consist of soft vibrations, a discrete light or even your favourite “wake me up” song. Great for long and boring meetings after an eventful weekend and for driving. Available at from RO30.80

Wired for Sound


Rusty brings you the most innovative wearable technology in the action sports industry, merging music, board riding and fashion like never before. Their Wired Series includes a collection of hooded fleeces with headphones built into the draw cords and the pocket features a jack that connects to your music player. Despite this, the hoodie is completely machine washable, headphones and all, meaning more tunes with less drama. from RO13.74

Fashion Fusion


This surprisingly appealing pendant-style necklace, which was designed in conjunction with boutique jeweller Cellini, combines top-quality design with Bluetooth connectivity powered by CSR. The platform, part of the proven CSR Energy range, is engineered specifically to allow the jewellery to connect to smartphones using a fraction of the power of standard Bluetooth by connecting directly to a small lithium battery. Price is yet to be confirmed, but for more information go to

On the pulse

pulse has just revealed his latest gadget, the Puls, which is and isn’t a smart watch. The reason being, smart watches don’t typically come with SIM cards, which the Puls does. Along with speakers and a curving touchscreen display, the device looks more like a wristband than anything. The Puls has 16GB of storage onboard, 1GB of RAM, GPS, pedometer and accelerometer, all powered by an Android-based platform and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It connects to the internet not only via Wi-Fi, but also via 3G. The Puls has only recently been unveiled and the price, along with official release date, is yet to be confirmed.

Up your sleeve


You could probably argue that all apps are wearable in the way they work in conjunction with things like Google Glass, smart watches, Bluetooth pendants and other devices. Some of the best wearable apps are as follows:

  • FIELD TRIP – Google Glass
  • MR RUNNER – Pebble Smartwatch
  • WEAR CAMERA REMOTE – Samsung Gear Live

New: Helix sports action camera


With a Wi-Fi connection to your smartphone, a waterproof case and a remote control bracelet, This HD sports camera is indispensible for all extreme sports fanatics. Capturing your adrenaline-filled moments, the Helix sports action camera is capable of recording full HD video with up to 60 frames per second in even the most extreme conditions. Just mount it on your helmet, attach it to your jetski or strap it around your arm to shoot breathtaking videos with amazing clarity. Available at from RO57.37

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