Over the past few years, Google has been working on wearable tech in the form of Project Jacquard where they team up with Levi’s. The company has since released a jacket with Project Jacquard technology built into it, but it was not cheap.
If you wanted to check it out, but couldn’t bring yourself to spend the amount of $350, we have some good news. Levi’s and Google have announced several brand new Project Jacquard trucker jackets that come with second-gen tech, and will also come with a more affordable price tag.
As far as features, it seems to be similar to the previous-gen jackets. There will be a section on the sleeves that is touch-sensitive, where users will be able to interact with their mobile devices. But unlike the previous design, the newer version of the tech is smaller and is said to be just a bit larger than an SD card.
With the smaller form factor, it allows for integration in more kinds of clothing. There will also be new features, like triggering a photo on your phone’s camera, getting a personalized briefing, and a new “Ask Assistant” feature. The new jackets are a bit cheaper at $198 for the Classic Trucker and $248 for the Sherpa Trucker. Both will be available in men’s and women’s sizes.