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5 high-tech fashion accessories

The words “fashion” and “tech” don’t always seem like a natural fit, but as technology advances, it also becomes oh-so-much more stylish. Here’s how to combine the two.

1. Altruis

Altruis by Vanaya is a smart jewelry collection that connects to your smartphone, vibrating alerts that can be customized to your needs.

The necklaces, rings and bracelets are so stylish they’re hard to identify as technology.

vinaya.com
€150

2. Athos Core

Based on medical tech, this range of training clothes is woven with microsensors that track muscle effort, heart rate and breathing – and transfer the data to your smartphone. That they haven’t skimped on style increases the appeal.

liveathos.com
€178

3. Happy Plugs

Swedish-made earbuds combine fashion with tech via high-end design. Available in hundreds of colors and patterns, you’ll always find one that complements your outfit – and the sound quality is great.

happyplugs.com
€22

4. Smart swimwear

This is not your ordinary itsy bitsy­ ­teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini. Instead, Spinali Design’s sleek swimsuit collection is equipped with a ­removable waterproof sensor that will tell you when to apply more sunscreen and when you’ve had too much sun.

spinali-design.com
€126

5. Samsung NFC suit

Samsung is continuing to invest in smart clothing and their latest entry into the market is the smart suit that lets the wearer swap business cards digitally, unlock their phone and set gadgets remotely.

samsungfashion.com
€445