The korean giant Samsung will soon announce at the Mobile World Congress next week the release of a pair of Samsung smart shoes. The smart shoe is developed by a startup named Salted Venture which spun out of Samsung’s Creative Lab. The shoes are embedded with sensors that can detect your balance and posture and then use that information to offer tips on improving your fitness regimen or golf swing.
The product is called Iofit, and, at least, two models are being made: one that looks like a running shoe and is meant primarily for strength workouts, and another that looks like an oxford and is meant for golfing.
Pricing will be $199 for the fitness shoes and $259 for the golf shoes, with both going for about a quarter off during crowd funding.
This is perhaps a further proof that the world is increasingly digitalized.