By Alicia Marie Tan , Mashable, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Dec. 3, 2015 – Pillow talk is an important part of a relationship. It’s the intimate conversations you have with your partner between the sheets, snuggling and staring into each others eyes.
But it can be hard to do that when you’re in a long-distance relationship. A product that takes its name from those shared moments is hoping to bridge that gap between loved ones. Pillow Talk enables you to feel your partner’s presence by sharing heartbeats via a wristband and speaker.
An iOS or Android app pairs you and your partner together. When you go to bed, you both strap on wristbands that contain heart sensors. You can hear and feel each other’s heartbeats through a speaker you place under your pillow.
The products, available in red or blue, are designed with fabric that’s intended to be soft and comfortable. The speaker can be used without the soft top for a deeper, louder heartbeat sound. Using the app, you can plug your headphones into your phone and listen to your loved one’s heartbeat, too.
Pillow Talk was originally developed for couples, according to the Kickstarter page.
Roughly 3.5 million Americans live apart from their spouses, according to a 2014 report from the U.S. Census Bureau. And up to three-quarters of college students have had a long-distance relationship, according to a 2012 Purdue University study.