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Wearable Tech

Bluetooth boots vibrate to guide you to your location

Hi-Tec's phone-connected Navigator footwear buzzes your feet to let you know which way to walk.


Quaking in your boots is about to take on a whole new spin, with Bluetooth-enabled walking gear that vibrates your feet to let you know which way to turn.

Built by Dutch sportswear maker Hi-Tec, the boldly named Navigator boots connect to an app on your phone, where you can enter your walking destination. Insoles in the boots contain buzzing pads to direct you either left or right, prodding you towards your goal until you get where you want to be.

The tech in the waterproof boots comes courtesy of Lechal, whose gadgetry was originally designed to help visually impaired people find their way around more easily.

The Navigator boots will cost £230 or $300, which converts to roughly AU$405.