谷歌和李维斯的通勤卡车司机与提花夹克

Mashable Karissa贝尔、写作:

After more than two years of testing, Jacquard, the company’s project to embed technology into clothes, is ready to launch. The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google (yes, that’s actually what it’s called), is now on sale in select stores.

And while it’s easy to roll your eyes at the idea of a $350 jacket that comes with its own app, Jacquard is more than a gimmick. After a few days of wearing Levi’s Jacquard jacket, I’m more convinced than ever that the future of wearable tech lies not in tiny screens on our wrists, but in the stuff we’re already wearing[…]

会在另一个上诉的reinventing wearables as actual clothes方便:我的一个biggest issues with smartwatchesis that glancing at a tiny screen on your wrist isn’t actually that much better that just pulling out your phone.

Limited though Jacquard’s abilities currently are, at least I don’t need to look at a screen to take advantage of them.

我完全不同意首先,这件夹克不是一块可穿戴的技术袖口有触摸传感器,是的,但是大部分的技术是在一个灵活的工具,他们称之的“标签”,这是一个苹果大小的电视遥控器和你皮套套的底部这不是一个聪明的夹克,夹克的设计与定制套智能设备但即使是设备本身并不聪明这不是一个健康追踪我很难想出一个更慷慨的描述比“蓝牙远程控制”。

贝尔的“smartwatches最大问题”是一个链接到一个钟今年早些时候写道,标题”是时候停止假装Smartwatches是有用的”人们可以辩称,smartwatches言过其实,但它是荒谬的认为他们不是有用的苹果特别关注的是很棒的健身跟踪和显示通知——无论是这件夹克可以做的事情。

这件夹克的唯一特性,贝尔(或谷歌,在自己的文章中宣布释放)引用了音频控制这是Google自己的功能列表:

  • Play or pause your music, skip to the next track, or ask what song is playing.

  • 得到你的下一个方向,“埃塔”,或当前时间。

  • Receive updates on incoming call or texts with a subtle LED light and a vibration on your sleeve, and have the text message read to you.

除非我丢失的东西,如果你没有耳机与你和你的电话,这件夹克没有除了让你温暖这是一个荣耀远程控制音频播放和跟谷歌的助理没什么比小遥控器聪明与每台手机的耳塞。

很好没有看显示使用设备这就是为什么苹果看触觉反馈But you know what else is great? Being able to look at a display when you want to每天你可以戴手表,在所有的天气条件和你保持一整天你穿一件夹克是在特定的天气条件和一般一旦进入起飞我看不出这是如何比smartwatch以任何方式。

和比AirPods这件夹克看起来更糟You need to have headphones in for any of the jacket’s features, so why not just buy smart headphones instead? They work every day, with every outfit you wear (including while you work out).

有一个未来可穿戴设备没有显示AirPods are part of that future; a jacket with a Bluetooth remote in the sleeve, not so much.