Wearable technology is self-explanatory in that it’s technology you can wear. Already, you’re thinking about all sorts of different gadgets and gizmos that might fall into this category. Indeed, there are already examples of both good and bad wearable tech. A bad example is the old Google Glass, which was basically a pair of smart glasses you could wear. They looked like something out of a sci-fi movie, but the reality is that they just served no purpose in our society and hardly anyone would find them useful.
Instead of focusing on the bad, let’s look at the good! Here are three examples of wearable tech done right – please bear in mind, we aren’t looking at specific products, but rather categories of wearable tech that are very handy.
Smartwatches are the most obvious thing that comes to mind when thinking about wearable technology. Things like the Apple Watch are super useful as they provide so many daily functions. A smartwatch can tell the time, read out messages, track your heart rate, measure your steps, and even be used to look at various other aspects of your health. As demonstrated on www.obvus.me, you can download apps for smartwatches that will analyze your posture and provide alerts telling you to sit upright or stretch. Simple things like this can improve your life and your wellbeing, which is why smartwatches are an example of wearable tech done right.
Again, fitness trackers are a well-known example of wearable technology, and they have taken the world by storm. You can get ones that are like smartwatches in that they go around your wrist, only their capabilities are limited to tracking aspects of your health and fitness. However, you’re seeing more and more options for fitness trackers that go around your chest. They provide more accurate information on your heart rate, which can help you track other aspects of your health. There are even rings you can wear that track facets of your fitness, including how much sleep you get every night.
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Lastly, wearable technology has ventured into the shoe game. Nowadays, you can buy many shoes or insoles that are packed full of technology. One example is Lechal, which is a Bluetooth-connected set of shoes but can also be available as insoles. Effectively, these shoes/insoles connect to your phone, but they also have GPS enabled, letting them track where you walk, run, or cycle. There are so many cool things you can do here, including your shoes telling you when to turn left or right based on GPS data. The reason this has made the list is that it is already impressive, but wearable tech in the shoe world is something that can really take off and be super unique and helpful.
All three of these things have one thing in common: they provide features and functions that make our lives easier. They’re not just flashy pieces of wearable tech that look cool, they actually serve purposes that a lot of us will find useful.