For the second iteration of its wearable tech jacket, Levi’s produced two styles you’ll actually want to wear this fall. The Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard by Google jacket now comes in both the iconic Trucker and Sherpa Trucker silhouettes; they look just like the Levi’s jackets you love, but they discreetly connect to your phone.
A small, rectangular tag — about the size of a quarter — slides into the left cuff, activating a touch sensor integrated into the cuff’s fabric. With the tag’s Bluetooth connectivity, users can then access their phone’s navigation, rideshare apps, weather reports, texts, music and phone calls with simple customizable gestures. Swipes and taps on the touch-sensitive cuff can deliver essential information to your headphones so you don’t have to pull your phone out of your pocket: answer and end calls, get on-demand directions, know when your Uber or Lyft will show up (and who’s driving it). If you do pull your phone out, set it at a distance and a quick gesture can take the perfect selfie.
The jackets are compatible with both iOS and Android phones and require the Jacquard app to access features. The Jacquard tag lasts up to two weeks on a single charge, and the jacket itself is machine-washable (sans tag, of course). Available in sizes S to XXL, these jackets start at just under $200.
These are the classic jackets you know, but they offer to actually make your better — to get your head up and out of your screen, so you can be more present in everyday situations while not sacrificing the essential features of your phone.