Always Together tech works in a very basic manner. As the two objects grow apart, notifications occur on both ends. Jacket’s signature sleeve will blink and vibrate and the phone as well. Previously it was done manually where an assigned gesture on the jacket could prompt the phone to ring at full volume so you could track it the Marco Polo way. Now however it has a bit more up it’s sleeve, literally. Touch inputs can now allow you to control music and navigation pings within Google Maps can be added. Jacquard platform also received a recent update with a handful of other functions, like support for ride-sharing alerts and pin drops on a map to save locations.
The hammer comes down with the price though, at $350 and even with the recent 30% price drop ($245, limited period sale), this jacket better do my laundry and take my dog for a walk as well. Overall a nifty idea but too soon for that since we already have one the best solutions for all the things mentioned above, and that’s called a ‘smart watch’ but if you are in the market for a jacket have some money laying around, then by all means get yourself a smart jacket.