Slip a pair of Digitsoles in your shoes to track your steps, heat your feet

Know someone with cold feet? New insoles from the Nancy, France-based company Digitsole may be just the solution. Digitsoles fit in most shoes and boots, but they are no ordinary insoles. These come with onboard USB, Bluetooth 4.0 and a smartphone app that allows users to adjust the temperature of the footbeds all the way up to a toasty 104 degrees.

In addition to bringing warmth to frosty toes, they also feature a built-in step tracker than can log steps taken, calories burned, and distance traveled. This means there is no need for a fitness tracker on the wrist or in a pocket. All the counting goes down below the feet and inside the shoe. Digitsole says this gives their device a more accurate accounting of steps taken. And it makes sense, but we’re thinking more about all those times we’ve been stuck on a ski lift in the middle of a storm with our frozen feet dangling in the air, and how nice it would have been to whip out our phone and turn up the heat on our icy toes.

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The Digitsoles, which are a half inch thick at the heel and less than a quarter inch (5mm) at the toe, weigh 3.5 ounces and are powered by a high-capacity rechargeable battery that will reportedly keep the insoles running for up to 8 hours.

Sadly, the Digitsoles are not yet on the market. Company founder Karim Oumnia is currently raising funds on Kickstarter and have already bypassed the goal of $40,000 by raising $53,171. If all goes well, backers of the Kickstarter project will get their Digitsoles in January of 2015.


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