The World’s First Smart Condom*
As originally — and cleverly, it should be noted — reported by Salon, there’s a new fitness tracker entering the market in 2017. The i.Con Smart Condom, dubbed “The World’s First Smart Condom,” is not a condom — it’s a fitness tracking cock ring. (From the company: “i.Con is not an actual condom.”) But semantics aside, this little ring is bringing tracking to the most important of physical activities, making love.
The i.Con is a ring that sits at the base of a condom (or a condom-less penis) and is purported to track a variety of metrics, including calories burned during sexual intercourse, total number of thrusts, frequency of sessions, total duration of sessions and girth measurement. i.Con boasts a few other metrics that seem unbelievable, including average velocity of thrusts, different positions used (reported to be “currently BETA testing”) and average skin temperature. Data is synced to an app and tracked. The lack of hard detail and actual launch date makes it feel a bit like a marketing ploy from britishcondoms.uk, the exclusive retailer, but whether hoverboard hype or reality, it’s definitely in line with the future of risque wearables. Whether through BC.UK or another company, it’s entirely plausible you’ll be able to track thrusts very soon.
From BritishCondoms.uk: “We are in the final stages of testing i.Con and we are aiming for general public release in 2017.” The i.Con would retail for £59.99. Interested parties can register for news updates.
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