Getting as many things connected as possible is the ultimate sci-fi dream, which means even clothes have to get tossed into the bandwagon, too. The Levi's® Commuter™ x Jacquard by Google Trucker Jacket continues this legacy by offering seamless connectivity and a safer ride.
Google kept Motorola's ATAP (Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group) when it sold the company a few years ago, but some high-profile projects like Ara have failed to materialize. The new Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket launches this Wednesday for $350.
Google wants you to believe that it is a normal denim jacket, which is comfortable, durable and can be washed like any other cloth, but that is not really true. However, its one big selling point is the technology built into it, which allows owners to stop and play music, be alerted to incoming calls and texts, and more with just a swipe or tap on the jacket's sleeve. While this means you can take the dongle off and wash the jacket as you would any other piece of clothing, it also means you need to do not forget to charge your jacket before you leave for work.
Over sixteen months after showcasing the "smart" jacket at the last year's I/O conference, Google and Levi's are putting the jacket on sale in the United States.
That's roughly the same price as a brand-new Apple Watch Series 3, which can do everything the jacket can do, and doesn't limit you to wearing the same jacket every day to commute.