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CNET News Video: Map-free travel with the Navigate Jacket

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CNET News Video: Map-free travel with the Navigate Jacket

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Pedestrian accidents are on the rise as people are looking at their smartphones as they walk around. Now, a high-tech jacket has been developed to help people keep their heads up so they don't have to look at maps as they walk around. As CNET's Sumi Das shows us, the jacket has sensors that vibrate and light up to guide you.

Three years ago it's a good rule of thumb so most of us ignore it daily as we bury our heads in our phones. But -- white house of Australian company wearable experiments has eight forward thinking answer. Navigate -- is the -- way finding jacket. It's giving your eyes back to the city for its inability to walk around -- city without having to look at a map so it's not free travel. This prototype was designed for women but -- -- version was just unveiled at the SXSW. Interactive festival. The users communicate via Bluetooth with your phone into your destination in a mobile app and -- the jacket the -- -- So rebuilding your language around tactics -- back around vibration sensors built this held does that tell you that it's been left and statement -- And then we have a -- down and honestly that allows you know how many -- isn't content. So into the jacket is a Bluetooth module and a circuit board little experiment is eating for a battery life that's seven hours for -- -- it's difficult enough keeping our phones charged to do we really want plugging -- as well but. If powering up with simpler as simple as taking a jacket and it's -- up. Leave it to -- I'm induction charges into -- kind and it specifically made for the jacket that laid I have to go I mean think about -- -- of the device I think that's bad. Wearable technology pocket is missing it's -- its legs at the -- We don't want to have to think about -- all the devices such odds and ten on who wanted to be really intuitive into our lives. The company says the final version will feature removable electronics and it'll be watchable. And they won't stop there. -- really looking flood says eventually working at. Making -- voice activated and also having SP kids in it so the people who -- -- could be directed in the light of different ways throughout GPS it. Wearable experiments hopes to license this text to another company to manufacture. So no word yet on when the navigate -- will be ready to Wear. The -- to have launched including product in Australia. Yeah sure it also has built in vibration sensors. It's designed for Australian football fans as they watching gained assurance simulates the sensation -- -- player feels and real time. From full body tackles. To heart -- -- -- jitters so if you're wondering about the future of fashion chances are we'll be decked out in tech. In San Francisco I see the -- CNET for CBS news yeah.
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