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Wearable Technology: Really?

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Though the world is still only just becoming enamored with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, technology has already started leaping forward toward gadgets that are even more convenient than carrying something in your purse or pocket. Now, a shift is rapidly occurring that is pushing toward highly functional devices that can be worn, instead of simply carried around.

The Future of Wearable Technology

The belief of many is that wearable devices will change computing in a way that is as significant as the personal computer in the 1980s and tablets and smartphones today. Though technology cycles generally last about a decade, wearable devices are jumping in much faster and stronger than is the norm. This is important to point out because sizeable technology cycles will often support growth that is ten times greater than typical in users and devices.

The average smartphone user interacts with his or her device 150 times a day. This can be to check for texts, make calls, surf the Internet, or even just check the time. With wearable technology, all of these activities could be accomplished hands-free.

Who is laughing Now?

Though Google Glass and other augmented reality glasses and wearable technologies have been the butt of jokes, the same was said about the home computer and the Internet when they were just on the cusp of becoming wildly globally popular.

According to Dick Costolo, the chief exec at Twitter, wearable technology will play a very important role in the future, even if the first models of it don’t actually make it into the mainstream. It shouldn’t be overlooked as a highly promising form of technology quite yet.

What time does your iWatch Have?

A similar statement was made by Tim Cook, the CEO at Apple. Though not going so far as to imply that his company, itself, was actually working on any wearable products, he did say that the concept of a wearable computer is compelling. There has been a rumor in circulation for some time regarding a smart watch that could be in development at Apple. At the same time, though, he also stated that it is likely that there will be only a limited appeal for Google Glass.

Technology and computing has been going through a very rapid evolution, particularly since smartphones and tablet joined into the game. This remarkable growth doesn’€™t seem to be limited strictly to those two types of devices, but could extend itself into other areas of greater power and convenience, and quite likely will.

5 Wearable Technology Examples

  • Running shoes with sensors that can track run stats.
  • Clothing that monitors and regulates your body systems.
  • Electronic textiles that lights up with LEDs.
  • Clothing that acts as a chameleon or which can change color.
  • GPS tracking enabled clothing for the military or parents.

What other wearable technology examples can you in-vision?

Written By

The founder and CEO of Vaultspring.com, where we are helping people to gain access to connective devices.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Steve Morris

    September 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    First we had fixed computers, then mobile, now wearable. Tech empowers us and we cannot resist the lure of power. Therefore wearable tech is inevitable.

    The first mobile computers (laptops) mimicked desktop computers, but then we discovered new ways to use them (smartphones). Similarly, the first wave of wearable tech will mimic mobile technology. We don’t yet know exactly what it will evolve into.

    Looking into the future is like trying to look beyond the Earth’s horizon. What we see now looks like an extension of what we already know. We cannot see what lies beyond. Except for this – wearable tech is a bridge into implantable tech.

  2. Gautham Nekkanti

    September 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Nike Fuel Band is one of my favourite wearable technology gadget. It tracks my sport and physical activity daily smooth and seamless.

  3. David Kelly

    October 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I am a little behind on the wearable technology that I use. Using my iPhone during exercise is my current level, which does however require the use of an iPhone armband..I am sure in the future, this armband will look very archaic.

  4. Meridith

    October 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I’ve heard of the iWatch, and recently I saw the Samsung version’s commercial and it looked really cool. Ever since I first saw Star Trek as a kid I’ve wanted a datapad and a watch that I could communicate with (thank you, Power Rangers) so it’s really neat that this technology is becoming a reality.

  5. Victoria Mudraya

    October 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I would certainly like to try iWatch, if it looks beautiful – today’s models look like they were made for men primary. Plus, I think we still need small Bluetooth earrings as a start of wearable technology, probably with the buttons for them on iWatch – so that you can use them without taking the phone from the bag

  6. Jeo

    October 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Hi David, I agree with Dick. Wearable technology doesn’t have to prove itself. History says that all good things have to go through their share of sarcasm and disappoitment but that does not alter their quality. Good is good, whether people recognize it or not.

  7. Rohit Dubey

    October 30, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Wearable Technology are the most advanced till date and it may continue in future also.
    Thanks for the Info.

  8. Frank Cern

    November 16, 2013 at 3:07 am

    The I watch looks really intriguing to me.

  9. alan

    December 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Nice post david. Coming time could be of wearable technology as we have already seen enough of these smartphone things. Companies like Google and Sony are working very much on wearable technologies like glasses, smartwatch, & bracelet kinda wearable thing. Google glasses and Sony smartwatch have already created a lot of havoc in the world because of its features. So days are not really far when it will be the technology to go for all over the world.

  10. Dave

    February 13, 2014 at 10:34 am

    In the present time wearable gadgets take place in every field of technology. With the increasing demand of its gadgets we can say that the next generation technology is wearable technology.

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