Polar Unveils Connected Sports Shirt With Built-In Heart-Rate Monitor

Polar, a company known for a range of sports training computers, such as activity-trackers and Wi-Fi scales, has announced a new connected sports shirt with built-in health-tracking smarts. The Polar Team Pro Shirt builds on the company’s existing athlete-focused heart-rate monitoring hardware, which includes the Polar Team Pro chest strap and serves to give coaches real-time data on their athletes’ performance, including effort expended and speed of recovery.

Polar says the shirt will be made available in light grey only, from March 2017, though the company has not yet revealed a price.

Hexoskin has been one of the pioneers in this space since 2014 and has multiple connected garments: http://www.hexoskin.com/collections/all

story contributed by Kelly Wilson, Akif Malik and Ryan Johnson