Intel launches SMS Audio BioSport headphones with heart rate monitor
This is probably the first time Intel has ventured into technology embedded wearables, kickstarting the fitness initiative it announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January earlier this year. Better late than never, Intel has launched a pair of BioSport In-Ear Headphones with biometric sensors that can measure a wearer’s heart rate. Made in collaboration with 50 Cent’s SMS Audio – a global headphone and accessories brand, the SMS Audio BioSport headphones (powered by Intel) provide high-quality sound and comfort.
Combining, fitness, fashion and design, the pair of smart headphones are scheduled to hit the market in fourth quarter of the year. Price however remains undisclosed. The headphones have been designed in such a way that they will be able to measure your heart rate at all times (when you’re wearing them). So, the headphones with record your heart rate when you’re walking, sleeping or working out in the gym.
By collecting all the data, Intel and SMS Audio can decipher your exercise routine and can offer fitness advice for a better workout each day. The BioSport headphones are really comfortable, thanks to its ear-hook design, and come with an integrated optical sensor, which measures heart rate continuously and remove noise signals of all types that may be caused by ambient light or body movement.
Featuring an energy harvesting audio jack, BioSport headphones are water and sweat resistant and feature a tangle free cord. In addition to measuring heart rate and fitness activities, the headphones deliver high-end audio quality.