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Ralph Lauren launches ‘smart’ workout shirt

A connected workout shirt from designer, Ralph Lauren, is hitting the market this month, promising to deliver “smart” fashion, at a hefty price. The new “PoloTech smartshirt”, on sale on August 27 at $US295 ($A413), includes “real-time biometric technology” which pairs with a smartphone application. Using silver fibres woven into the fabric, the form-fitting crew-neck shirt can read the wearer’s heart rate, breathing depth, intensity of movement, energy