All About Wearable Tech
Compliment your “fashion with sense” style and gear up with wearable tech accessories, chic and useful eye candy gadgets with special features and benefits.
Dressing up is not limited to the fabric that your wear, it includes footwear, hairstyle and the right accessories that can best exemplify your taste and personality. Aside from bags, belts, hats and jewelries, tech gadgets like smartphones, smartwatches and the likes are now becoming popularly associated as part of one’s outfit.
As you may know, apart from the most basic usage of a smartphone like making calls, sending text messages, taking pictures or watching videos from a converted DVD, it serves a vital purpose for the emerging market of wearable tech.
What is wearable tech?
When we hear “wearable tech”, the first thing that may come into mind are those gadgets worn by spies as seen on movies like James Bond and Mission Impossible but in the real world, any gadget or device that you can wear and attach to your body are considered wearable tech. Some examples of these are smartwatches, pedometers, fitness tracker and more. Though adding a wearable tech to your wardrobe may seem geeky, luckily most of these gadgets are designed in good taste which will make you look cool and classy at the same time.
Some Wearable Tech
Nike+ FuelBand SE
As stated by Nike, Nike+ FuelBand SE is the smart, simple and fun way to get more active. A wearable tech that can function both as a wrist watch and as fitness tracker band that counts your steps and measures your motion, and then sends the information to your iPhone or computer so you can track your progress. However, the mobile data syncing is only limited to iPhone 4S and later. On the positive note though, it is water resistant, thus, you can wear it while doing water-related activities such as when taking a shower. It also allows you to socially interact with other Nike+ users.
Quite ambitious and a first of its kind, Google Glass is a wearable tech voice activated eye glasses that lets you take photos, record videos, send text messages, answer phone calls, translate to a different language and more. However, it is still in the development stage and not yet readily available to consumers worldwide, hence, the features and capabilities are rather limited. Nevertheless, it is a more than meets the eye wearable tech any gadget enthusiast would surely love to have their hands on.
Another fitness tracker wearable tech is Fitbit Force. Aside from its ability to count your steps, this wrist strap lightweight tracker, it can track how well you sleep and the number of calories you consume.
Similar with Nike+ FuelBand SE, it is also has time telling capabilities. Perhaps, the edge of Fitbit Force over the latter is that it can directly sync not only with newer iPhones but also with selected Android phones like Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and Galaxy Note 2 handsets.
Comfortable and very easy to use are just some of the words that can best describe Jawbone Up24. Same as other fitness trackers, this wearable tech counts your steps, sleeping hours, and calorie intakes. While it is quite enjoyable to wear since it is very light and water-resistant, its lack of display screen does not allow you to check your progress instantly. Another limitation is that its mobile app (Up24 and UP 3.0) is compatible with iOS devices only.