June 22, 2022

Size Matters: A Guide to Find Your SmartWear® Fit

Don't let appearances fool you; Prevayl SmartWear® is no ordinary sportswear. Hidden within each smart garment are our patented electrodes, engineered into the underband which sit just below your chest to capture your biometric data with unrivalled precision.

But first, you need to find your size. This is absolutely paramount in order to get the most out of your SmartWear®. In fact, an ill-fitting garment is the most common cause of inaccurate or inconsistent data, so it’s worth taking a couple of minutes to check out the size guide to find your optimal fit.

In this article, we detail all your burning questions about our sizing system, from why the right size is crucial for a smarter workout and how to find it.

How is SmartWear® designed to be worn?

All SmartWear® should wrap snugly around the chest at the sternum and feel tight enough that they don’t move around, but not so tight that it restricts your breathing.

The overall fit of the garment, however, differs depending on the item – Compressive Fit items should hug your body like a second-skin without feeling constrictive, whereas the Layered items offer a looser fit with the underband built underneath a regular fit t-shirt or tank.

How should SmartWear® fit on women?

The underband of your smart sports bra should run evenly around your ribs just below your bust. It needs to fit tightly enough so that it won't move around while you exercise. It should not, however, be so tight that it restricts your breathing.

Why does it need to be tight?

In order to get the maximum benefit from your smart garment, the electrodes (which are built into the underband) need to make direct contact with your skin and remain so throughout the entire duration of your workout. This is vital to get the most precise readings of your cardio activities and movements. If the underband is too loose, it may slip or slide during exercise, which can lead to inaccuracy and/or inconsistency in the biometric readings.

So, how do I find my perfect fit?

To help you find the most accurate fit, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to get your underband measurement.

Follow the steps below for men’s Compressive Fit and Layered items:

  1. Wrap the tape measure under your pecs, not on your chest 
  2. Pull the tape measure snug but not too tight 
  3. Mark the measurement where your fingers meet
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Follow the steps below for women’s Smart Sports Bra:

  1. Wrap the tape measure around your body right under your bust where the bra band sits 
  2. Pull the measuring tape snug but not too tight 
  3. Mark the measurement where your fingers meet 
  4. Use the chart above to convert your underbust measurement into a SmartWear® Sports Bra Size*
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*If your band measurement falls between two sizes, round down to the nearest whole measurement.

Found your fit?

We hope you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. If you require further information, please get in touch via help.prevayl.com

Don't have a measuring tape? Don't worry, download this printable measuring tape and following the instructions to find your perfect fit.

Start training today smarter, shop our Men’s and Women’s collections.

June 22, 2022 - Written by Prevayl

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