The 7 Best Smart Clothes of 2022

High-tech clothing can better your life in some interesting ways

Smart clothes are traditional clothing items that contain modern technology. Some feature meshed wiring woven into the fabric, while others contain hardware that connects via Bluetooth to an iPhone or Android smartphone.

Clothing such as Bluetooth beanies have been around for years, but newer examples of smart clothing expand on technology. Denim jackets can track your Uber's location, and tracksuits can bathe your body in far infrared light. Here are seven of the best smart clothing items available for purchase.

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Levi's Commuter x Jacquard Jacket

Levi's Commuter x Jacquard by Google smart clothing

Levi's and Google

What We Like
  • Google continues to add new functionality.

  • Stylish and functional.

  • Jacquard snap tab connects the jacket to a smartphone.

  • Snap tab is removeable.

What We Don't Like
  • Only available in one color.

  • Requires an Android or iPhone connection.

The Commuter x Jacquard is part of a collaboration between Levi's and Google. This non-stretch denim jacket connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and can screen phone calls, control music volume, and notify you when your rideshare is nearby.

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Snap Spectacles 3

Snap's Specticles 3

Snap

What We Like
  • Bluetooth 5.0 and Wireless 802.11 ac compatible.

  • Comes with a 3D viewer.

  • Share images on Snapchat or export them to other sites.

  • 100 percent UVA and UVB protection.

What We Don't Like
  • Two camera lenses are still obvious.

  • Not many color options.

  • Not water-resistant.

Snap's third generation of smart glasses boasts improved image quality for videos and photos and dual microphones for better sound recording and faster transfer times. Spectacles 3 claim to "bring augmented reality to life." The glasses have two HD cameras that capture 3D photos and videos at 60 fps. They have four built-in microphones.

The Spectacles 3 come in two colors: carbon and mineral. Although the cameras on the glasses are still visible, the new design is more subtle, and they don't broadcast to the world that you may be taking snaps.

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Nadi X Yoga Pants

Nadi X smart yoga pants

Nadi X

What We Like
  • An original take on smart clothing technology.

  • A great tool for people who want to work on their yoga poses at home.

  • Pants are like a built-in yoga class.

What We Don't Like
  • Smart features only work when doing poses from the app.

  • The Nadi X app is only available on iOS devices.

Nadi X yoga pants can sense when your yoga pose needs refining. Using haptic feedback, the smart pants create small vibrations on the body part you need to adjust.

The Nadi X iOS app offers instructions on how to optimize each pose in addition to proper yoga flows that can be used to curate your own personal yoga class.

Nadi X yoga pants are available for men and women in a variety of sizes. They are machine washable after removing the battery pack that attaches to the rear of your left knee.

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UA Recover Clothing

Under Armour Athlete Recovery Track Suit

Under Armor

What We Like
  • No batteries, electronics, or wires are needed.

  • A nice variety of UA RECOVER sportswear and sleepwear.

What We Don't Like
  • Effectiveness of the level of infrared light is unknown.

  • Most color options are restricted to black, grey, and white.

UA RECOVER is Under Armour's clothing line that absorbs heat from the human body and then reflects the heat back onto the wearer's skin as far infrared light. This is especially useful to athletes because far infrared light encourages better muscle recovery and enhances relaxation.

Using this same technology, Under Armour also has bed sheets and pillowcases that cover your body in far infrared light while you sleep.

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Sensoria Fitness Socks

Sensoria Fitness Socks

Sensoria

What We Like
  • Collect data on foot landing technique.

  • Bluetooth connection to iPhone.

  • Option for core device on one or both socks.

What We Don't Like
  • No color options are available beyond the default black.

  • Only available for iOS 10 or higher.

Sensoria Fitness Socks use advanced textile sensors built into each sock, plus a Core device that snaps into the dock that is attached to the sock to deliver precise data on how your foot lands while walking or running.

The connected app provides tips to improve your walking and running technique, and it tracks your steps, speed, altitude, and distance traveled.

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Neviano Swimsuits

Neviano Smart Swimsuits detect UV levels

Neviano

What We Like
  • An impressive range of swimsuit styles for women.

  • UV sensor's power lasts for 280 days without a charge.

What We Don't Like
  • No swimsuits for children or men.

Designed and made in France, Neviano's swimsuits are stylish and integrated with a UV sensor. The sensor is about half the size of an adult's thumb, waterproof, and connects to the wearer's iOS or Android device. It sends alerts when UV levels are high to remind you to apply more sunscreen.

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Siren Diabetic Socks

Siren diabetic smart socks

Siren

What We Like
  • Machine washable socks don't need to be charged.

  • No smartphone is needed. Nurses monitor foot health.

  • Covered by Medicare.

What We Don't Like
  • Only available with a monthly subscription.

  • The design may not appeal to young people.

  • You can only receive the socks by prescription.

Siren's smart socks, officially referred to as Siren’s Diabetic Socks and Foot Monitoring System, use small sensors placed throughout the socks' fabric to measure the foot's temperature at six different points. This data can detect ulcerations which often result in amputations.

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