Nothing complements a good workout quite like the right music and now, 50 Cent and tech juggernaut Intel are combining forces for a line of headphones that will not only provide you with beats but also track your beats –more specifically your heartbeat.
After seeing Intel display prototypes of wearable tech at the consumer electronics showcase in Las Vegas this year, Fif’s SMS Audio company struck a deal with them to bring to life BioSport In-Ear, a line of sport-ready headphones.
The wireless earpieces use biometric sensors to monitor a user’s heart rate through the ears, harness power from sensors in a smartphone’s audio jack (as opposed to batteries), and will display data on the fitness app RunKeeper.
Carmelo Anthony, an investor in SMS Audio, is set to be the line’s celebrity endorser. As of yet, there’s no word as to when the headphones will be available in stores.