Billing itself as “The Worlds First Wireless Sports Headband”, England’s Manchester-based Bluefingers Labs have launched a new campaign on Indiegogo in order to raise funds to produce their new Smart Headband™. As you may recall, QTOOTH was a really big fan of their first product, the Smart Beanie. The beanie was simple, easy to use and good looking. It’s great to see them branching out into other products.
The Smart Headband™ uses Bluetooth wireless to control integrated dynamic-stereo speakers and a discretely hidden microphone. This piece of wearable technology has been specifically designed for active use and it is Bluefingers Labs hope that users find it great for both sports and leisure activities. It should also make a great fit under a helmet, whether it’s for cycling or other sports.
Smart Headband™ will sync to your Bluetooth device and in few seconds your phone calls and tunes are available straight from your head gear. They’ve kept the design and layout very logical to make operating the controls as user-friendly as possible. The headband as features a technical sport fabric that is not only breathable, wind-proof and water and sweat resistant, but is fully washable to stay fresh after extreme workouts. Easily rechargeable using a USB cable, the Bluefingers Smart Headband has 60-hours of standby time and up to 6-hours of talk time.
We’ve seen other “smart” headbands on the market, but they were mostly just variations on a traditional wireless headset. It’s great that Bluefingers has seen fit to incorporate the microphone and the ability to make phone calls. We do hope that they’ll start to make these products truly “smart” by adding other sensors that could track things like heart rate and other biometrics. Maybe in some of their future versions, but these are a great start.
Speaking of smart, it’s great news that their products will soon be distributed in the US. This should help Bluefingers find a much larger market. In the meantime, give’em a go and check out their campaign on Indiegogo.