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Smart Textiles

Jabil and Clothing+ introduce smart garment solution at Wearable Tech Show USA

The Peak+ solution includes Clothing+ textile-integrated electronics that disappear into fabrics for optimum comfort, durability and convenience.

2nd December 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  St. Petersburg, FL


Jabil and Clothing+ partnered with Suunto, a manufacturer of heart rate monitors; and Firstbeat, a provider of physiological analytics for sports, fitness and wellbeing.

Competencies and capabilities

“Building an integrated textile Heart Rate Monitoring solution today requires very different competencies and capabilities, which often turn into a guessing game between multiple vendors trying to piece it all together,” said John Dargan, Jabil senior Vice President and CEO of Clothing+.

“With Peak+, we’re offering customers in the fitness, fashion and healthcare markets a strong competitive advantage with a unique, custom solution that gives them easy entry into the high-growth wearables market.”

Peak+ solution

The Peak+ solution includes Clothing+ textile-integrated electronics that disappear into fabrics for optimum comfort, durability and convenience, as well as Suunto wireless transmitter that transfers accurate measurement data collected from garment sensors to a smartphone app, providing easy access to tracked HRM data.

The solution also features a Firstbeat research-based, patented analytics of HRM data that delivers actionable feedback into stress, recovery and effects of physical training.

As the E-textile industry’s first reference design, Clothing+, Suunto, Firstbeat and Jabil say they are taking time and risk out of smart garment development. Throughout each step of the highly customizable design and development process, regular testing takes place to ensure accurate measurement collection.


Finland-based Clothing+ brings nearly two decades of experience in textile-integrated electronics. The company has helped major brands, including adidas, Garmin, Salomon and Philips, achieve first-to-market status with highly differentiated smart textile products.

Since its acquisition of Clothing+, Jabil has bolstered the organization’s manufacturing and distribution while increasing staff and facilities worldwide. A new research and development lab near Jabil’s Florida headquarters will enable Clothing+ researchers to build on their pioneering E-Textile work. Jabil also has expanded Clothing+’s engineering, business development and manufacturing capabilities to meet increased customer demand.

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