In this article, we have discussed in detail the Future of Wearable Technology and modern-day wearables such as Smart Glasses, Smart Watches, Fitness trackers, etc.
In the last two decades, there has been a tremendous rise in research into technologies such as self-driving cars, virtual reality spaces, and smart homes. In particular, among all these modern-day technologies mentioned above, wearable technology has seen substantial growth. However, it doesn’t rely on whether it’s a smartwatch or fitness tracker, nowadays people are investing more in wearable technology than ever.
What is Wearable Technology?
Wearable technology is an aged idea but a fairly new technological improvement. In simple words, modern wearable technology utilizes sensors that track movement and biometrics to associate with humans. The wearable device usually transfers collected data through Bluetooth, WiFi, or Mobile data to a Smartphone Device or Computer.
Wearable technology concepts usually involve the human body tracking body movement through motion sensors. Despite, the progress of extreme sensors, the wearable is usually used on other body parts such as wrists, fingers, chest, and eyes.
Nowadays, wearable technologies incorporating smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR/AR headsets become more and more prevailing in our society. It’s predicted by the team of experts that wearables will continue to grow in popularity in upcoming years.
Future of Wearable Technology
In today’s modern world, wearable technology has completely revolutionized human society. As smartwatches become popular, the future of wearable technology is vast, as people no longer need to wear obsolete smartphone armband holders. In addition, a smartwatch can handle phone notifications and screen phone calls, so you don’t need to keep your smartphone in your hand. This same applies to smart glasses and fitness trackers.
Smartglasses embody cutting-edge technologies including augmented reality (AR) elements that enhance the line of sight. Recently, there are several brands like Ray-Ban created smart glasses that embody front-facing cameras to rival products like the GoPro. Typically, Smartglasses can be paired to the device via Bluetooth, functioning as a headset that incorporates a microphone and speaker functionalities for taking calls. In addition, it features a camera built into the frame, that will let you record photos and videos. The main purpose of smartglasses is allowance of technicians to receive step-by-step visual prompts that help in accomplishing tasks including assembly, repair, or maintenance procedures.
As the name suggests, the smartwatch is similar to a smartphone device that can be worn on the wrist. Typically, it connects to a smartphone that notifies the user’s incoming calls, e-mail messages, and application notifications. However, the main disadvantage of smartwatches is the high cost. There are several features that you should look for in a smartwatch Display, OS and App selection, Fitness training, Battery life, communication skills, and Pricing.
In the past few years, smartwatches including Samsung and Apple devices have flooded the marketplace. Smartwatches usually have features such as LTE and GPS capabilities and communicate with their OS smartphone counterparts.
Even there are some smartwatches that track biometrics and soon it might make fitness trackers obsolete. Until then, however, the popularity of fitness trackers is still the same as before.
Fitness Trackers – like Fitbit – are good for wear on the wrist and use different sensors to take readings such as heart rate, number of steps taken, and estimated calorie burn. Usually, these devices tend to stand alone and thereby record data internally. It provides you with the feature to export the data to a smartphone or computer device. The main purpose of Fitness trackers is to eradicate the need for carrying an additional piece of smartphone technologies like smartphones.
The term wearable doesn’t apply to offering you something that you can work onto your wrist. It is also known as intelligent clothing. Neviano’s smart swimsuit is a good example. Moreover, it includes a waterproof UV sensor that embeds in the suit to tell you whether the UV levels are high. Therefore, it means you should put some more sunscreen on your face.
Exoskeletons – popularly known as robotic suits that humans wear. These devices are designed by some manufacturers to help the man to human workers to perform better in their jobs. Hyundai Motor Group has been actively working on manufacturing its Hyundai Vest Exoskeleton. Moreover, it will help you to reduce injuries in the workplace and thereby increases worker efficiency.