Smart wearables are quite a new type of devices, and I inf interesting companies are trying various solutions from the now ubiquitous smart watches and fitness tracker, to smart clothings such as connected T-Shirts. Misfit, a company specialized in wearables and fitness trackers, have decided it could be a good idea to have Bluetooth earphones that can track your activity and sleep, beside allowing you to listen to music, or answering calls.The company did not release the technical specifications, but Misfit Specter headset features the following functions:
- Connectivity – Bluetooth
- Smartpause magnetic ear buds
- Dedicated voice call microphone
- Stereo microphones for ambient noise
- Track activity and sleep – Monitor steps, distance, calories, and sleep duration and quality
- Battery – Good for 10 hours of music
Since you are probably not going to wear earbuds 24/7, these are mostly useful while you exercise and listen to music, and while sleep tracking at first feels strange for this type of product, Liliputing reports that they could be used to monitor sleep in an airplane. Other potential functions of the earphones include taking a picture or selfie while used as a remote for your phone/camera, turning on/off smart light bulbs, anti-loss, and controlling your PowerPoint presentation via the company’s Link App.
Misfit Specter should launch in Q2 2016 for $100 to $200. Check out the product page for a few more details.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.