As wearable technology becomes more popular, we’ve started to see some pretty random hi-tech clothing items out there. It’s even extended to lingerie, as I showed you guys with these crazy (but useful) kinds of underwear. Looking for techy underwear made me curious about bras – so I went searching and found a whole lot of stuff.
From bras that can detect breast cancer (unfortunately not on the market yet) to bras that will only open for “true love” (WTF?), there are a lot of weird/pointless bras out there. Luckily, there are some helpful ones as well. If you’ve only ever thought of a bra as a place to put your boobs, rethink it: there’s so much more potential there! Here are 11 pairs of crazy and useful bras you never knew you needed:
Joey BrasA Joey Bra is basically a cute bra with a side pocket to hold your little items. The pocket is designed for credit cards, money, a key, even your phone. This bra is super helpful if you're going out somewhere and don't feel like carrying a bag with you. It's also great for traveling, when you want to keep your most important items as close to you as possible. You can buy this Joey Bra right here.
Emergency BraI realize this looks very silly, but don't laugh - this could really save someone somewhere in the world! According to the website, this is a "protective garment that can be easily and quickly transformed into two respiratory face masks in case of emergency to reduce inhalation of harmful airborne particles when specialized protective devices are not available to the public (such as natural disasters or accidents)." So, yeah, it might look weird to snap your bra off and put it on your face, but it could also save your life. You can buy the Emergency Bra right here.
Keep Beat BraIf you work out a lot or if you're a runner, this bra is definitely a must-have. It does everything: it has a back pocket to hold your phone (or some cash), but that's not even the coolest part. The fabric monitors your heat rate without trapping sweat or bacteria. It also has technology that adjusts your music to let you know when you're going too hard or not going hard enough. If you're not doing enough, it slows down. Unfortunately it's still a prototype and isn't available to buy yet, but you can bet I'll be first in line when it's on sale!
The SwoobThe Joey Bra from before is great for everyday use, since it's a regular bra. But what about if you're working out and you don't want to carry a bag around with you? That's where the Swoob comes in. This is a sports bra with three separate pockets: one in front, one on the side, and one in the back. You can go to the gym without worrying about stowing money in the locker room, and you can go for a run with your phone in a safe spot. You can buy a Swoob right here.
The Pocket BraWhat makes this Pocket Bra different than the Joey Bra? The placement of the pockets. This bra features pockets in the cups and on the sides of bra. So, if the Joey Bra doesn't have enough room for you, or if you just want to stick things in the cups, go for this Pocket Bra. You can buy the Pocket Bra right here.
Sensilk BrasGirls who love to exercise, you MUST check out this bra. If you've ever worn a watch that monitors your heart rate to let you know how you're doing, then you know how annoying the actual monitor is. It's a thick strap with a little monitor that goes right between and under your boobs. It has to be fitted pretty tightly, and it always makes that area extra sweaty. The Sensilk bra gets rid of that problem. The heart rate monitor is built in, so you don't need to wear a thick strap over your sports bra. It connects to your phone to give you your heart rate info. The Sensilk is also supportive and comfy. You can buy the Sensilk right here.
The Boobie PackThe Boobie Pack is yet another bra with pockets to hold your stuff... but I swear it's different! The site calls this the "fanny pack for your boobs." Sounds unappealing, but this is pretty awesome. It includes water-resistant and zipper enclosed pockets that will hold items up to the size of your passport. It's very supportive and made of mesh that lets you breathe. It's so big that it's practically like a little crop top! You can buy the Booby Pack right here.
Attack BraFirst there were anti-rape undies, now there is an anti-rape bra. This bra created in India delivers an electric shock to attackers - although honestly it's more like lingerie than a bra. The best part is that it's equipped with GPS technology to send a text message of the victim's location to the authorities and their relatives. As frustrating as it is that we need something like this, it's also helpful. Unfortunately, I don't believe this is on the market at this time.
Trusst BrasIf you have big boobs, you know that finding a bra that is comfortable is really difficult. Most use a lot of underwire to keep things in place, which can get annoying fast. These Trusst bras are supposed to be more comfortable. While current technology places the weight of the bust into the straps, forcing you to hoist your boobs up in a painful way, this bra technology does things differently. It supports up to 80 percent of breast weight underneath the bust instead, which is less painful. There is also support on the sides, as well as hi-tech fabric to wick away moisture. You can buy a Trusst bra here.
The Tweeting BraTo be honest, I'm still a little confused about the tweeting bra. Whenever you undo the clasp, it tweets from your account. The purpose is to raise breast cancer awareness. It reminds you to check your breasts for lumps. It's a good idea in theory, although it also seems a bit odd. This isn't for sale just yet.
Victoria's Secret Heart Rate Monitor BraWhen it was announced that Victoria's Secret has created a hi-tech sports bra that has a spot for your heart rate monitor, a lot of people were excited. Like I said before, heart rate monitor bands are so uncomfortable. This bra has the technology built in, so you can take your heart rate monitor and plug it in there instead of putting the band on. It's pretty awesome, but I don't think it's available right now.
Would you buy or wear any of these hi-tech bras? What did I forget to include? Tell me in the comments.