Google and Levis are introducing the second version of their Jacquard smart jacket first introduced in 2017.
With the idea of a small tab that slips inside the sleeve, the jacket allows you to leave your phone in your pocket and use the sleeve almost like a touchpad.
You’ll be able to answer calls, control your music, and get directions by using hand gestures.
The jacket will be selling at $198 and launches this fall.
Levi’s is revamping two of its most iconic jackets, and now they’re “smart.”
The San Francisco-based denim brand has teamed up with Google’s Jacquard platform to create a tech-enabled jacket. Levi’s will integrate Google’s technology in its classic trucker jacket and its Sherpa trucker jacket, which are two of the brand’s more recognizable styles.
Google’s experimental group works with designers to create connected apparel and products. Most recently, Jacquard collaborated with Saint Lauren to make a connected backpack.
This is the second time Levi’s and Google’s Jacquard platform have worked together, the duo created its first denim jacket together in 2017. What’s different now is that technology is significantly slimmer and smaller, making it almost impossible to tell that the jacket is “smart.”
The jackets, which come in men’s and women’s sizes, will cost $198 for the regular trucker jacket and $248 for the Sherpa version.