Does it represent a new height of overbearing parental insanity, or is it just our children’s future? Enter Owlet, for future techies and their helicopter parents everywhere. Wearable tech isn’t even entirely mainstream, and now there’s an option for babies.
Or maybe we should say, “for babies.” The device, which tracks its tiny wearer’s health, is clearly for concerned parents. Using infrared lights, it tests skin temperature, oxygen levels, and heart rate, and passes the data along to mom and dad’s smartphones, via Bluetooth. The battery on the little so-called “smart sock” lasts for two days, the device is water resistant, and, of course, it’s also hypoallergenic. Users can also plug the sock into their computer to see Baby’s metrics. Yup, writing that felt weird.
Clearly, it’s not that weird to the parents who want to track their child’s every heartbeat, literally. The device is still in the crowdfunding stage, but has met and more than doubled its $100,000 goal, and is going into production. Look this sock has legs (sorry).