THIS JACKET WILL WARN USERS

IF THEY LEAVE PHONE BE­HIND

The Gulf Today - Panorama - - HAVE YOU HEARD? -

Google and Levi’s Com­muter X Jac­quard smart jacket has got­ten smarter as the for­mer has in­tro­duced a new “Al­ways To­gether” mode de­signed to pre­vent users from leav­ing their smart­phone or jacket be­hind. ‘“Al­ways To­gether’ is an au­to­matic alert you can set up to trig­ger when the dis­tance be­tween your phone and jacket be­comes too great. The alerts work both ways — you’ll get a noti­ica­tion on your phone, and the jacket’s tag will start illuminating and vi­brat­ing — so it’s just as use­ful for re­mem­ber­ing a for­got­ten phone as a for­got­ten jacket,” An­droid Po­lice re­cently re­ported.

When trig­gered, noti­ica­tions hap­pen on both ends; this means once a user’s phone gets a noti­ica­tion, their jacket’s sig­na­ture sleeve tag will also blink and vi­brate. “Granted, it’s prob­a­bly way too late in the jacket’s life­span for this new fea­ture to drive a lot of fresh sales, but it sure sounds like a use­ful trick for users who al­ready have one in their closet,” the re­port added.

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