Wearable tech is all the rage right now. Google Glass was one of the most highly anticipated wearable tech products, but that didn’t turn it into a success. But while many people were uninterested in Google’s wearable technology, the public hasn’t thrown out the idea of carrying technology with them, wherever they may go.
Instead of making wearable technology something consumers would have to integrate into their lives to use, more popular wearable technology adapts to how we already live. It actually improves our lives because no one wants to walk around wearing a giant headpiece; have you heard about smart jewelry? Me neither, but let’s check out 10 incredible pieces of wearable technology together.
10. Illumask | Wearable Technology
The Illumask is a phototherapy (LED) mask that you wear for fifteen minutes a day, hopefully in the privacy of your own home. There are three kinds of masks- an anti-ageing mask, an eye mask and an anti-acne mask. The anti-acne mask is actually FDA cleared. The product has also been touted by Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and even The New York Times. It’s also very affordable, but will it work?
The iWatch is Apple’s most highly anticipated new product. Reports say it will be released in April with prices starting at around $350. The iWatch has many features including work through your phone to make calls. Another feature is the heart-rate sensor and ability to install a variety of fitness apps. The watch can also replace your wallet because it’s connected to ApplePay.
Lots of people are already into the Fitbit and there are several different types including watches and wristbands. This handy dandy device tracks all things fitness, including your activity level, calories burned, as well as distance traveled and even sleep quality. It’s the ultimate accessory for those trying to lose weight or just get healthier.
7. MICA | Wearable Technology
MICA, which is an acronym for “My Intelligent Communication Accessory,” is a collaboration between Intel and Opening Ceremony. So essentially, it’s one of the most fashionable devices out there. And high fashion doesn’t come cheap, since the MICA costs $495 and is sold at Barney’s New York. For that kind of money you’ll get a 1.6 inch touchscreen which shows text messages, notifications and alerts; both Tom Tom and Yelp are integrated into the device so you can easily find your way to the trendiest restaurant.
6. Bellabeat Leaf
The Bellabeat Leaf is a special piece of smart jewelry just for women. It’s a leaf made of recyclable European wood and steel that works as either a bracelet, necklace, pendant or brooch that has many standard health tracker functions including tracking quality of sleep, stress levels and activity. It also helps women track their period, ovulation, etc, which is especially helpful for those who are looking to get pregnant.
5. Stellé Mini-Clutch Speaker
Stelleé Audio makes a variety of truly fashion forward wearable tech products. One of their most unique offerings is their mini-clutch speaker. This tiny Bluetooth speaker features a built-in speakerphone and can connect to non-Bluetooth devices with an inner jack. Plus, if you need to charge your phone or any USB device on the go, it does that too.
4. Whistle | Wearable Technology
The Whistle Activity Monitor is wearable tech that isn’t for people, but for pooches. If you ever wonder what your dog is doing all day when you are gone, you will wonder no more. It’s a small device that clips to your dog’s collar and connects through WIFI. Through an app, humans can track their pup’s activity including play and rest throughout the day and even compare it to that of other dogs.
3. Garmin Golf Watch
Garmin’s Approach S6 Golf watch is perfect for golfers. According to the manufacturer, it’s like having a digital caddy on your wrist with maps of over 30,000 international golf courses. The watch features an audio metronome, which helps golfers to guide their swing more accurately for a better game. It also measures your swing tempo and has a tempo training mode, and will quantifies swing strength.
Dorothy is a device you put in your shoes and when you click your heals three times, it can do things like call you an Uber or activate your phone to ring from a fake number, or send your friends a text that you are in distress, making it super easy for you to get out the most awkward or dangerous social situations.
1. Physical Cookies
Physical Cookies aren’t chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin, they are little key fobs that combine the best of online shopping and old-fashioned bricks and mortar stores. They study a shopper’s habits and purchases to offer them better deals when they go to bricks and mortar stores. Physical cookies help consumers get better deals and don’t cost them a dime, so if you want to save a few a bucks, you might be sporting one soon.