The connection between physical and virtual worlds has started to bridge, all thanks to the amazing technology called the Internet of Things (IoT). Tech world is witnessing a massive revolution and growth in terms of hardware, which of course includes wearable devices. Other connected devices that are making a splash these days are drones, autonomous cars, mobile health and 3D printing to name a few. The switch in focus to hardware is setting the right premise for IoT to take over.
IoT has revolutionized the way we looked at things earlier. By adding the prefix connected to devices, it has not only infused a new ray of hope but value as well to connected devices. Wearables are the next big thing and wearable technology sure is carving a niche for itself in the tech consumer segment!
Companies are investing heavily to bring the best of wearable technologies to their consumers. Weather its personal & home security, medical & fitness needs, smartwatches, sportswear, organizations are doing everything in their capacities to bring the best of wearable technologies to the market. What’s interesting is the fact that not just the start-ups, even the existing/big market players jumped in the fray to be part of the rat race of the highly popular wearable technologies. Let us delve further and read about the most popular wearable technologies in the year 2016. These include:
Smartwatches come with different features including two-way calling, alerts, geo-fencing, land marking etc. The best part is that these incredible tech devices are available for different age groups. These GPS based wearable devices are idle for child and elderly tracking. They are one of the most popular wearable gadgets available in the market today.
2. Fitness Tracker
Fitness trackers are a hit with the masses already but their popularity is set to soar in the times to come. This year around fitness trackers are focusing on adding advanced sensors fit to monitor blood pressure and stress levels apart from detecting heart beats. The mundane looking fitness trackers are also gearing for a fashionable makeover. The war in this space is sure to intensify!
3. Virtual Reality (VR)
VR promises a never before experience to its users. It transports you to a whole new world and the good news is that VR trends are picking up this year around. Movies, games, music, sports, art and more just got better with this tech connection!
4. Connected Clothing
Connected clothing! Yes, you heard that right. Smart or connected clothing is making waves in the world of sports. The embedded sensors in connected clothing like smart shirts helps monitor and track various parameters of athletes and players. The vital information collected helps understand their performance better and also pave way for taking informed future decisions.
5. Body Monitors
Body monitors collect vital data using bio-metric solutions. These monitors gather data related to heart rate, sleep patterns, skin responses etc. This in turn helps understand the stress level of individuals and facilitates taking corrective measures to maintain healthy lifestyle.
6. Pet Collars
Are you overshadowed by the fear of losing your pet? Time to get rid of this fear as pet collars or pet trackers make it ease to keep a watch on your pets. These GPS enabled collars/trackers help you locate your pets just in case you lose their sight in a public place. They are picking up in demand!
7. Wearable Toys
Wearable toys is a fresh concept and various companies are working hard to make it a reality. This year wearable toys are sure to flood the markets and give the tech frenzy kids another reason to love the world of technology!
No doubt, wearable technology is the next big thing in the world of technology and consumer tech devices!