This Unlikely Fashion Icon Is Creating a Wearable You Might Actually Wear
94-year-old Iris Apfel may not be the first person who comes to mind when you think of wearable tech . In fact, her name probably wouldn’t make it into the discussion at all, if not for the fact that she’s just taken on an impressive (if surprising) project.
— WiseWear (@WiseWear) March 18, 2016
The project comes from WiseWear , a tech company aiming to “create innovative smart accessories that seamlessly blend breakthrough technology with style.” Through their new collaboration with Apfel, they’ll be launching a fashionable Socialite collection, featuring three bracelets.
Ranging in price from $295 to $345, the bracelets will come with a bunch of standard functions – including calendar updates and the ability to track calories – plus one very special feature that Apfel is especially proud of.
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The bracelets can send “a discreet text message to your pre-approved list of contacts, notifying them of your exact location” in times of need or danger. “This is not just technology that’s useful for elderly people; there are a lot of young people that can benefit as well,” Apfel told the WiseWear blog . “Something like this can alert those who care about me if I take a flop because falling can be very dangerous, particularly when you get old in age.”
— WiseWear (@WiseWear) March 17, 2016
Now, the question is: Do we want palladium, rose gold or gold?
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