Whether you are biking to work or juggling a cup of espresso, it is typically tough to tug out your telephone, unlock it and reply an incoming name, learn a textual content or skip a music observe.

To assist you to manage your digital life whereas navigating your actual one, Google ATAP (Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group) developed Jacquard—a linked attire platform that enables trend designers and attire producers to combine connectivity and interactivity into garments. And the primary product that comes with Jacquard—the Levi’s® Commuter™ Trucker Jacket—will go on sale Wednesday.

The very first thing to know in regards to the Levi’s® Commuter™ Trucker Jacket with Jacquard is simply that: it is a jacket. Like any common denim jacket, you may wash it (simply take away the snap tag), it is sturdy, designed to be snug for biking and it’ll maintain you heat on and off the bike. With Jacquard expertise, you may carry out frequent digital duties—like beginning or stopping music, getting instructions or studying incoming textual content messages—by merely swiping or tapping the jacket sleeve.


Levi’s® Commuter™ Trucker Jacket with Jacquard™ by Google

The expertise that makes this attainable is embedded within the jacket. Gesture-sensing Jacquard Threads are woven into the cuff and wirelessly linked to your cell phone utilizing tiny electronics embedded contained in the sleeve and a versatile snap tag. The snap tag additionally notifies you about incoming telephone calls or textual content messages¹ with gentle and haptic suggestions. The gestures on the jacket cuff are absolutely re-configurable: utilizing the Jacquard app you may assign gestures to invoke completely different digital “skills” that had been designed particularly for an on-the-go life-style:

  • Play or pause your music, skip to the subsequent observe, or ask what track is playing².

  • Get your subsequent route, ETA, or the present time.

  • Receive updates on incoming name or texts with a delicate LED gentle and a vibration in your sleeve, and have the textual content message learn to you.


Configure the gesture by tapping it, choose a capability from the carousel, and assign the flexibility to a gesture by dragging and dropping.

The Levi’s® Commuter™ Trucker Jacket with Jacquard™ by Google is obtainable for buy Wednesday in choose retailers. Next week, it is going to be out there within the US on-line at www.levi.com and at choose Levi’s shops.

We’re excited for Jacquard to be out on this planet, and look ahead to seeing how connectivity and interactivity can costume up the remainder of your closet.

1. For Android, you want a supported telephone working Android 6.0.1 or newer. To examine in case your Android telephone is supported go to jacquard.com/levi/specs. For iOS, you want an iPhone 6 or newer working iOS 10 or newer. Features differ between iOS and Android. Requires a Google account, an web connection, and a mobile plan for calls and texts. Fees might apply.

2.  Not appropriate with some music companies. Go to g.co/jacquard/music for information. Subscriptions and charges might apply.

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