Indian startup Ducere Technologies launches Lechal smart shoes. This Bluetooth-enabled shoes look like a slick pair of running sneakers, but they’re capable of buzzing to let you know which direction you should turn. They synch with a smartphone app that uses Google maps and vibrate to tell you when and where to turn to reach your destination.
Just tell your phone where you want to go and then you can leave it in your pocket because the buzzing in your left or right shoe will lead the way.
The name of the product — Lechal — means “take me along” in Hindi. The idea was originally developed as a means of helping the visually impaired travel more easily, the Journal reports.
Lechal shoes will sell for more than $100 a pair in September.