Wearable Tech: The Next Step In the Evolution of Mobile Computing
It is difficult in today’s society to turn around without bumping into a new technology or innovation when it comes to mobile computing. Augmented reality, NFC (near field communication) and increasingly-sophisticated smartphones are all redefining the world we live in, and the way we interact with it.
However, it would be difficult to present an individual tech innovation that has seen more media coverage in recent months than wearable tech. Products such as Google Glass, the smartwatch and the myriad of different health wristbands, have all seen a severe uptick in attention by both industry professionals and end users alike.
No more anticipated device exists today than Google Glass. While a firm release date has not yet been set, news outlets and industry professionals have all been singing its praises and predicting many of the cool uses this device will bring. Among these uses are augmented reality, video recording and seamless integration with your smartphone or tablet.
A smartwatch is exactly what it sounds like, a watch that not only tells time, but also works in tandem with your smartphone or tablet. The most well-known of these handy devices is the Pebble, first offered in 2013. Other offerings worthy of note include the Sony SmartWatch 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Gear.
The Future of Wearables
While we have not quite reached the point where wearable tech is completely mainstream, expect that to change in the coming years. New innovations and computing advances will allow us to create smaller components for items like wearables. This will, in turn, lead to a much wider variety of different types of wearables to choose from. One of the most anticipated of these is clothing, with the possibility to change the cloth’s color with the press of a button slowly becoming more than simple science fiction.
Wearable tech is definitely poised to be one of the most influential tech-hardware categories in the coming years. Would you be interested in wearing technology? Let us know in the comments section below.