HOW IT WORKS
A new dimension of interaction
From the very first touch, Jacquard feels familiar. That’s because our focus has always been to embed intelligence into everyday things without compromising their original form or function. Using Jacquard Threads, micro-electronics, and intelligent software, we create textiles and materials that can understand your gestures and communicate back using light and haptic feedback. Seamlessly integrated, our technology gives products you already know and understand a new layer of connectivity and interactivity.10 As more products adopt the Jacquard platform, you’ll have new ways to interact with the things you love.
The Jacquard tag is small, discreet, yet robust and powerful. It's a tiny computer that connects to Jacquard app and translates your interactions into commands that Jacquard app can execute. And whether it's a jacket, a backpack or a shoe, the Jacquard Tag can be embedded seamlessly into the design of the product so it feels like a part of it.
The same Jacquard Tag can power different products. Simply plug it into a different Jacquard compatible product and it will reconfigure itself and activate the new item in no time.
The Tag is lightweight and compact — about half the size of a pack of gum.
The Tag is designed to withstand light water splashing1, but cannot be washed. Please remove it before washing your Jacquard item.
Advanced, compact machine learning algorithms are computed locally on your connected apparel and Jacquard Tag, allowing for fluid interactivity and efficient computing.
Software upgrades and new services will be added through your Jacquard Tag, helping your Jacquard products evolve and do more over time.
Fibers that feel.
Jacquard Threads make touch gestures possible. Once spun, they look, feel, and perform like normal yarn and can be woven into interactive textiles that are indistinguishable from regular textiles.
Just like normal yarn.
Jacquard Threads are using conductive metal alloys that are incredibly thin, so they can be combined with a variety of natural and synthetic fibers to create different yarns.
Keeping with tradition.
Jacquard’s interactive textiles honor centuries of traditions in textile craftsmanship. They can be manufactured using established manufacturing techniques and industrial looms, making it easier for brands to adopt the platform.
Beautiful and versatile.
Jacquard can add interactivity and connectivity to a wide spectrum of textile materials. There are no limits to the imagination when it comes to colors, shapes, and designs.
Make it yours.
With Actions, you can customize gestures to access online services, apps, and information without reaching for your phone2. For example, with a simple brush of your cuff, you can get your next direction, skip to the next track on your playlist3, or hear upcoming appointments. Set up Alerts to get certain notifications with light or haptic feedback. For example, get notified when your ride-share arrives7 or when you get a message from an important loved one6. As more services become available on the Jacquard platform, so will the ways you can use Jacquard Abilities. With Jacquard, your things just get better over time.
Play & Pause
Run into a friend on the bus? Stopping for coffee? Quickly play and pause your audio so you never miss a beat.
Skip to the next song, or skip forward in audiobooks. Works with most content providers.
Play it on repeat! Go back to the previous track without touching your phone. Works with most content providers.
Share your new song discovery with friends. Hear the title of what's playing and get details on the Home screen.
Aware Mode by Bose
Connect to your Bose QuietComfort 30 or 35 headphones4, and use Jacquard to toggle noise cancellation on and off.
Count cool stuff during your day. See how they stack up on the Home screen. Keep your list fresh by changing what you’re counting.
Do you forget where you park? Or speed past new restaurants? Drop a pin9 to save your location. Share and edit your Places on the Home screen.
Stay on schedule — hear the current time and date.
Find My Phone
Keep track of your phone. Make it ring when you’re nearby, even if the ringer’s off.
Unsure of your next move while on the go? Hear your next direction when you need it without checking a map9.
Hear when you’ll get to your destination and how long it’ll take.
Design your own Ability with the Google Assistant. Write a question or assign a task so you get the help you need when you need it.
Get personalized information to help streamline your day. With a quick brush or double-tap, hear up-to-date information with the Google Assistant.
Snap selfies and group shots without reaching for your phone. A single Action can capture the moment.
Whether traveling or partying, the Jacquard Tag can light the way. Choose between three modes. Light turns on for 30 seconds.
Stay in the moment and off your phone. Jacquard pings you only when someone important contacts you.6
Calls & Texts
Never miss a call or text. The Jacquard Tag lights up and vibrates for incoming calls and texts.6
Keep track of your essentials. Get alerted when you move away from your phone or Jacquard product. See your product’s last known location on the Home screen.
Keep your phone in your pocket and don’t worry about missing your ride. The light and vibration let you know when it’s time to get going.7
The Jacquard App.
Make it personal.
Personalize your Jacquard article by assigning your favorite Abilities to gestures. It all starts by connecting to the Jacquard app2. The app is available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and United States8.