With recent explosion of fitness trackers, smartwatches and smart jewelry let’s take a look at what wearable technology is (if you ever wondered). It’s basically a technology gadget that you wear or now attach to your body. They are web connected and loaded with smart sensors and connected (mostly via Bluetooth) to your smartphone or tablet. Most wearables are created with ‘You’ in mind, and try to make your life easier by collecting fitness data, daily activities and keeping you organised.
Wearables are now evolving to look more like smart jewelry pieces check out https://ringly.com/ and https://www.cuff.io/. The biggest demand is currently smart watches and sports watches, fitness trackers, VR (Virtual Reality) headsets, Google Glass, Smart clothing, Smart Jewelry and implantables under your skin.
My favorite top 3 wearables are:
- Samsung Gear VR (it’s actually Oculus Rift) as the two companies collaborated for the technology. You basically use your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, slot in the headset and you are ready for your Virtual Reality Experience. It’s actually a fairly cost effective VR headset it will set you back $99. The only drawback is that you must have a Samsung handset. If you don’t have Samsung then you can also check out the following; HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Sony PlayStation VR, Google cardboard, Microsoft HoloLens and Meta2.
- I love jewellery and my very 1st smartwatch is a little on the bling side however on my Xmas wish list is Zenta, a UK start-up Vinaya previously Kovert Designs. It’s a bio-metric bracelet and omniscient companion app that helps you design your schedule and reduce stress to improve your well-being, can’t wait to test it out!
- Owlet Smart Sock, for all the new first time mum and dads check out this piece of smart clothing for your new bub. It’s a sock that is a monitor for babies that uses the same pulse oximetry technology used in hospitals and can monitor heart rate to make sure the little one’s breathing and sleep has been uninterrupted. The sock comes in different sizes and pairs with your smartphone over Bluetooth. Cost $249.99
You will see a lot more wearables come to the market and become more affordable as technology advances. You never know if you’ve been avoiding the wearable craze you just might find something that suits your lifestyle. Keep in mind it is predicted by the year 2032 each person will be surrounded by 3,000 to 5,000 connected everyday things and we will all have at least one wearable that connects our life.