WorldWearable technology has been a hot topic the last couple of years. While futuristic clothing and accessories, which serve purposes other than just enhancing someone’s appearance.Which have been not only a dream and concept of fiction and movies but also a reality in some cases.It seems that there is a renewed interest in wearable devices, brought on by the announcement and then release of the Apple Watch.
You should know that although they are the most visible and attractive of wearable devices, smartwatches are far from being the only ones. While most people were waiting and saving up for a new smart connected watch, which would track their activity, notify them of messages and let them take calls hands-free, wearables have become quite popular in the world of sports and healthcare. And we are not even referring to the fitness trackers which have become popular among fitness fanatics in the last few years.
Back to the subject at hand, of course, it is important to know that consumer wearable devices are starting to find their place in the tech markets, as they become less and less of a gimmick and more like something which is wearable and useful. A good example of this is the Apple Watch, which, while cumbersome looking on paper, and has become a huge success not only commercially but also in the fashion world. Something some of its competitors – apart from Google, perhaps, who established itself as a direct competitor early on – haven’t managed to accomplish.Apart from smartwatches, fitness, and health-related wearable devices are still the most popular, though they have come a long way to become more complicated and useful.
Activity trackers can now not only tell users how many miles they ran and calories they burnt but also give reports on heart rates and sleep patterns and quality, among others. Beyond that, however, new wearable devices like the Emiota Belty can make a real difference in the wearer’s life, by telling them when they need to lose weight, according to their right time measurements. In the same vein, something like Quell, a device meant to relieve chronic pain, can change someone’s life quality for the better.Wearables go, however, beyond this daily life equipment.
Something which has been causing quite an excitement among wearable devices, for instance, is Smart Ring, which is a ring to be worn on the user’s fingers and which allows them to control all their electronics with simple gestures. It may sound like a gimmick, but it does work, it is quite discreet and hard to lose, so it should be a winner among those who are tired of using – and losing – several remote controls.All in all, the world of wearable devices is one that is quite vast and largely unexplored. It is good news, though. If the current wearables are this spectacular, one can only imagine what the tech masterminds will come up with in the future.