Intel has teamed-up with SMS Audio and its founder Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson to launch biometric headphones which come with sensors that can measure your heart rate. Similar products have been unveiled in the past by LG and the company called FreeWavz.
Everything but simply called “SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel” will extend the recently launched SMS Audio Sport Collection and “harness advanced technology features” to deliver high-quality audio while gathering actionable data on fitness progress.
The SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel come with a tangle-free cord with an in-line microphone, neoprene carrying case, and three sizes of ear gels and hooks.“With SMS Audio, we will bring smart headphones to market that eliminate the inconvenience of add-on devices with an integrated, one-device fitness accessory offering high-end style and premier sound quality for an exceptional fitness experience,” said Michael Bell, corporate CP and general manager of the New Devices Group at Intel. “This is a prime example of Intel driving innovation in wearable devices while being a forerunner in merging lifestyle and technology.”
According to Intel’s press release, users will get to benefit from patented ear-hook design that ensures a comfortable fit while an energy-harvesting audio jack removes the need for extra batteries or chargers.
These headphones also come with a tangle-free cord with an in-line microphone, neoprene carrying case, and three sizes of ear gels and hooks. The mentioned heart rate sensor will beam data to the popular RunKeeper app.
The SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones will be available in few different colors in the fourth quarter. Pricing will be revealed at a later date.