Have you jumped on the band wagon and bought a fitbit? Do you talk at the water cooler about how many steps you took yesterday, calories burned, etc? Well, if you get this new type of tracker, you better not share the information collected from the i.Con, the world's first smart condom.
Wearables have come a long way, but they’re not part of everyday life yet.
Others will shoot for useful … and potentially be something else. Like the i.Con Smart Condom, which calls itself “the worlds [sic] first smart condom.”
Before you recoil in horror at the idea of a condom that is not only reusable but potentially even rechargeable (why, God?), the i.Con is actually a ring that slides over any old condom you like. It’ll then track a bunch of handy-dandy data points, like calories burned, and whether you’re at risk of contracting chlamydia or syphilis.
“So what is the customer expected to do when they get the STI push notification on their phone 5 minutes in? Does it fake a call from ‘Boss’?” wondered a friend on Facebook.
We can’t answer that question. Getting a “chlamydia” badge can’t be made fun, no matter what form it takes. But here’s i.Con’s fetching promotional copy:
Have you ever wondered how many calories you’re burning during intercourse? How many thrusts? Speed of your thrusts? The duration of your sessions? Frequency? How many different positions you use in the period of a week, month or year? Ever wondered how you stack up to other people from around the world?
Welcome to the future of wearable technology in the bedroom.
Welcome to i.Con.
Wow. We can’t wait to see the leaderboard.
But this raises another question: If you can know, should you?
The i.Con was announced in July, and can be preordered for £59.99 (about $74), though it isn’t yet clear when the product will come out.
Like your Apple watch, Fitbit and other devices, you’ll be able to charge it via USB. Each charge should stand about six to eight hours of live use.
An accompanying app will let you visualize data and share with friends “or, indeed the world.” Oh, yeah: It’s one size fits all. (Sorry for the Magnum lovers.) – adweek.com
Will you be a customer?