No matter how technologically advanced we are, we all became equally helpless when it’s cold. Several products have been developed including a smart jacket. However, instead of wearing something heavy and bulky, there are some intelligent individuals who tried to deal with the cold in a very smart way. The result? A wearable modular system named HEAT-O that can maintain your optimal body temperature even in the extremely cold environment.
What is HEAT-O?
HEAT-O is a smart modular heating system that you can place on your body inside any type of clothing. It comes with eight heating elements that you can configure and control, then plug into the battery. With the O-remote controller, you can control the temperature. If you’re not comfortable with the O-remote, you can also control the device with your smartphone or smartwatch through the compatible app.
The entire system is waterproof, so you can take wherever you want. The materials used to develop HEAT-O ensure high flexibility and comfort, as well as high impact protection. It runs with a battery which can go up to 15 hours. The charger provided can charge your battery (wire charging) and O-remote (inductive charging) at the same time.
There are four versions of HEAT-O available with various types of features:
It’s the most versatile kit that can be used by anyone. It houses two main torso panels along with two smaller body components. The large battery assures the Bluetooth functionality with the remote controller.
If you love diving but is scared of cold water, this is the perfect solution for you. This version is entirely dedicated to diving in cold water. The controller to use with Dive is called WR100.
This version is dedicated to those who are not in an extremely cold place but still need some warmth. It’s a light and comfortable fleece vest, which consists of six heating units and a smaller battery that can keep you warm for up to 7 hours.
It’s a wire remote controller, which you can plug into your vehicle’s lighter socket or directly into the machine’s battery clamps. This way, your vehicle will directly power the device to keep you warm.
The device is currently on Kickstarter with a pledge of £40,000 goal. You can pre-order the HEAT-O Lite for £49, HEAT-O Core for £129 and HEAT-O Dive for £149. All come with 3 years of warranty with a chance to return within 14 days. The estimated delivery is June 2017.