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Ralph Lauren's biometric-sensing smart shirt hits retail Thursday

Ralph Lauren's biometric-sensing smart shirt hits retail Thursday

Ralph Lauren’s big push into the world of wearable technology -- a smart shirt that collects a range of data, including the wearer’s heart rate and number of calories burned -- is set to hit retail Thursday. You may have first heard about the PoloTech shirt during last year’s U.S. Open, when the brand (the official outfitter of the event) put a prototype version on a player named Marcos Giron (as well as a handful of ball persons). Now, a year later -- and just four days before the 2015 U.S. Open gets underway Monday -- the company is set to roll out a version for consumers. Despite its luxury-label DNA, at first glance the end product doesn’t look very...

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