SMS Audio which owned by rapper 50 Cent has partnered up with Intel and launched the SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones.
The smart headphones which are going to be able later this year will be able to measure your heart rate and connects to an app which will be able to track your exercise patterns and based on that give you recommendations in which areas you might be able to improve.
The headphones are also going to be sweat and water resistant, obviously an important feature when working out.
With the engineering power of Intel though we would have expected a bit more innovation and more features though. In March this year, The Dash raised almost $3.4 million on Kickstarter. The wireless smart headphones that include a 4GB music player, monitor your heart rate and acts as a Bluetooth headset at the same time.
Here is what the companies had to say:
“Intel is focused on driving innovation in the wearable technology segment by partnering with lifestyle brands like SMS Audio that complement our technology and design expertise. 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. This is a prime example of Intel driving innovation in wearable devices while being a forerunner in merging lifestyle and technology,” said Michael Bell, corporate vice president and general manager of the New Devices Group at Intel.
“The wearable technology collaboration between SMS Audio and Intel elevates our capability to bring smart exercise to consumers. With the introduction of the SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones powered by Intel, we’re now the first to provide this level of integrated, seamless and helpful biometric information to inspire customers to advance their fitness experiences,” said Brian Nohe, president of SMS Audio