How can companies ensure that we’re using our tech devices on a daily bases ? Incorporate them into our clothing and accessories of course.  The idea of entering a world of functional fashion ,where our wardrobes are fully connected to our electronic devices is exciting and fun! In fact, there are already a few brands that have successfully done so and are creating new lanes for style and automation.

Here’s a run down of our favorite fashion brands that have successfully entered the tech space.

Watches & Bracelets

The Apple Watch
First on our list of wearables is a pretty popular one. It’s Apple’s very own Apple Watch!

Apple Watch
Photo credit: apple.com

The Apple Watch is the world’s most successful smartwatch created to date. Available in two versions, Series 1 and 2, the iWatch is way more than just a phone on your wrist. It’s your GPS device, your fitness tracker, your heart rate sensor and so much more!

Apple also offers a fresh array of changeable watch bands to match your personal mood and style. EGL’s personal favorites are the super chic Hermes bands. Ranging in value from $1149 up to $1499, the Hermes band options are hand-crafted from genuine Italian leather and are all well-worth the price tag. TRUST US!

 

The Tory Burch for FitBit® Wrap Bracelet
Next up, is the Tory Burch for FitBit® Wrap Bracelet.

Photo credit: toryburch.com
Photo credit: toryburch.com

Tory Burch collaborated with Fitbit® and created this super cute health tracker. We are all here for promoting physical activity… But, when you can successfully merge health-positivity with chic fashion; it’s a win-win for the books! The Tory Burch for FitBit® wrap bracelet helps you monitor your fitness activity, your caloric intake along with your nightly sleep patterns. How cool is that?

The super trendy wrap bracelet comes in a variety of colors and styles. The metal options are available in stainless steel, 16k gold and 18k rose gold while the bracelet bands come in french grey, light oak, black and brown. Their latch closures makes insertion of your tracker into the accessory pieces both simple and easy for every girl on the go!

Before you get started, you should know that the Tory Burch wrap bracelets are sold separately from the FitBit® Health Tracker. So, now that you know, get yours today! But, you’d better hurry, this is a pretty hot item and is going FAST! We were able to track down the wrap bracelets on sale at Neiman Marcus for $87.00!

 

Clothing

The Northface Moon Parka
Our third wearable tech item is Northface’s Moon Parka.

The North Face Moon Parka
Photo credit: highsnobiety.com

Northface joined forces with protein-based material powerhouse, Spiber, to create the highly innovative and complex engineered Moon Parka. Crafted using spider silk polymers, this amazing parka was designed with the cold-weather adventurer in mind.

Spiber silk is one of the toughest and adaptable materials on earth and Spiber has found a way to mass produce this fabric without endangering or harming animals or insects. See… Who says fashion can’t be environmentally friendly, too?

 

The Levi Strauss Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket
Our fourth product was birthed by way of a collaboration from both the classic Levi Strauss & Co. brand and Google!

Levi's Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket
Photo credit: levistrauss.com

The Levi Strauss Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket is a jean jacket concept that was initially created for bicycle commuters.

Made up of a combination of metallic alloys and synthetic and conductive yarns, the fabric connects to tiny circuits in the jacket’s tags which allow them to charge as you ride!

Levi's Commuter x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket
Photo credit: levistrauss.com

Pretty cool, huh?

 

Shoes

The Nike Air Mags
And last, but certainly not least, EGL introduces the most sought after wearable tech item in history; The Nike Air Mags!

Nike Air Mags
Photo credit: nike.com

These adaptive self-lacing sneakers (also known as the Marty McFlys) were modeled after the famed shoes worn by Michael J. Fox’s character Marty McFly in the movie Back to the Future.

Nike Air Mags
Photo credit: nike.com

With fewer than 100 pairs manufactured, Nike partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) where they sold unlimited tickets to the general public for $10 each. All of the proceeds collected went to MJFF to assist in finding a cure for Parkinson’s. If you are lucky enough to find an owner willing to sell their pair, be prepared to spend an upwards amount of $80,000. Show of hands… Who’s interested?

 

What’s your favorite wearable tech item? Feel free to let us know in the comments!

 

Written by: Nishoba Snow

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