Wearable technology is proving to be one of the top trends in 2015 -- an innovation that doesn’t appear to be losing steam anytime soon. In the new frontier of wearable technology, one simple fact will be the make-it-or-break-it element: consumers want wearable tech to be such a seamless experience that they can forget they are even wearing their technology.
Fashion may be the most important contributing factor to the mass adoption of wearable tech and it's taken a long time to get the techies talking about it. Ultimately, technology companies will realize their limitations in this area and form partnerships with top designers. While the combination of Dolce & Gabbana with Motorola will not be happening in the next few weeks, it will definitely emerge as a trend long before the end of this decade.
Hybrid Functionality is an emerging trend as companies look to add unique features to their existing product line. Plantronics introduced a Concept Model earpiece that blends hearing and movement with the addition of a gyroscope system that enables tracking in what they call "free fall" movement.
Smart Glass is no longer the sole domain of Google. Originally developed by the military to give soldiers "Terminator vision" while leaving their hands free to maneuver weapons, multiple manufacturers are releasing their own interpretation of how this wearable tech can improve the quality of your life..
Camera Glasses offer a twist on our obsession with taking pictures or shooting video as an automatic response to any moment that may contain an opportunity to memorialize something of meaning.
Smart Watches are, in their current iteration, head phones that you wear on your wrist. Anyone who is old enough to remember Dick Tracey's two way wrist radio will get a giggle out of how prophetic the comic strip turned out to be.
Health and Fitness is a growth industry that manages to sustain momentum through thick and thin (pun intended) economies. Beyond the impending rush to fulfill New Year's resolutions that involve gym memberships and unrealistic goals, wearable tech offers opportunities to record daily movements like walking.
Wearable technology is proving to be one of the top trends in 2015 -- an innovation that doesn’t appear to be losing steam anytime soon.