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PUMA Revives Its Retro 1986 Smart Shoe That Tracks Your Running Performance
By Izza Sofia, 12 Dec 2018
PUMA will be reissuing its classic ‘RS-Computer’ running shoe that does more than simply cover your feet.
The ‘RS (Running System)-Computer’ model was first created in 1986. It had an appearance of leather sneakers equipped with a rear heel-counter that housed a computer chip.
The chip would store data about its runner, including calories burned, distance covered, and the runner’s timings. The information could be read by an Apple IIE/Commodore 64 computer when plugged in to the shoe.
In this updated version, users can connect the footwear via Bluetooth to a mobile phone and charge it via USB. New features include LED indicators, rechargeable battery and extended memory.
The app interface, however, will retain its original look, complete with 8-bit graphics. There will only be 86 pairs available globally so sneakerheads, look out for them come 13 December.
[via Mashable, opening image via PUMA]
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