Do your feet tend to get cold while playing outside in winter? Normal foot warming solutions such as boot heaters and disposable toe warmers are bulky and don’t always work as directed. New company Digitsole hopes to fix the cold toes problem with battery-powered heated insoles that you control remotely with your phone.
The Digitsole features layers of Neotech, Poron TX3, and Soft Touch PU micro-fiber that house a heating element, control board, and Hi-Cap USB rechargeable battery. To operate, simply place the Digitsoles in your boots or shoes as a replacement for the existing insoles. Put on your boots and load the accompanying smartphone app to connect your insoles, entering personal information such as your height and weight.
Once connected, you activate that warm up function via an on/off button in the app. You can adjust the temperature of each of your insoles independently by sliding the temperature bar up or down. When you are out skiing or climbing and the temperature of each insole drops below the preset setting, the heater automatically kicks in until your insoles warm to the pre-determined temperature. The maximum heat output is 122°F and it usually takes less than a minute to reach your desired temperature.
The Digitsole application can also keep track of how many steps you take during the day, the distance covered, your current altitude, and the number of calories you burned throughout the day–useful in helping to decide how many après drinks and snacks you might want.
The insole battery will last for around 7-8 hours if you have the heat cranked up all day. To fully charge the Digitsole’s battery, you just need to plug in the USB cable at the back of the insole. When the battery is fully charged, the red light will turn off. Don’t forget to charge both insoles at night.
The Digitisole remote control heated insoles are available in sizes US 6 to 13 (EUR 36 to 47). You can pre-order the heated insoles for a price of $199 for January delivery, or if you want them in time for Christmas, $220. Can I just say these would be the bomb for ice climbing. As long as they don’t take up too much room in your boots.