Google's Project Jacquard Levi's Commuter Trucker Smart Jackets Go on Sale Wednesday

  • Google's Project Jacquard Levi's Commuter Trucker Smart Jackets Go on Sale Wednesday

Google's Project Jacquard Levi's Commuter Trucker Smart Jackets Go on Sale Wednesday

In case you, like most humans, sweat while you bike, the jacket is washable. Then again, if you're anxious about how many times your jacket can be washed and if you're anxious about feeling clean while wearing this thing if it hasn't been washed according to your typical cycle, then it might be worth considering holding off on it. The smart jacket is being called Levi's Commuter x Jacquard by Google.

The gesture-sensing sensors are entwined into the jacket's cuff, and are wirelessly connected to your smartphone through electronics planted inside the sleeve in a flexible snap tag. If there is an incoming call or notification, this tag would provide haptic feedback and light up to alert the users.

It is unclear right now if the jacket will find many takers as the feature-set is limited and you can accomplish same tasks with other wearable devices.

Slightly more than two years ago, Google used its annual developers conference in San Francisco to reveal Project Jacquard and to spotlight Levi Strauss as its first partner.

The Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard will be readily available starting tomorrow, Wednesday, in select shops in the United States for $350.

Would you buy the Google/Levi's jacket? But even that seems like an extremely hopeful scenario, because if Febreze could actually manage the smells left behind by one's body, dry cleaners would go out of business. By reducing washes to every ten wears, "it would decrease their energy and climate change impact by 80%". It's certainly puzzling that the same company whose CEO in 2014 announced that "We are the ultimate in sustainable apparel".

Of course, you'll need to be in close range of your phone, and be wearing a pair of headphones that's connected to phone. It becomes available at select Levi's stores and online on October 2.

Levi's has created a futuristic jacket that is not only designed to keep you warm, it's also an extension of your phone.

The smart jacket priced at U.S. $350 and lets you control your phone by rubbing your sleeves will go on sale this week.