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5 Interesting Wearable Technology Trends

Posted On: February 21, 2017

Topic: IT Hardware

Wearable technology is just beginning to take off. Some of the most impressive trends include smart clothing, healthcare monitoring, wearable headsets, wearable tech payments and the advancement of home tech. But following are a few of the more-interesting and innovative wearable technology trends coming onto the market.

Smart Clothing

Clothing that is informative and even protective will continue to evolve and grow in popularity. Consider the Spartan Boxers. This underwear for men is comfortable, looks great and claims to protect a guy's future fertility from the effects of cell phone and WiFi radiation.

Biometric workout wear that measures everything from your heart rate and breathing is already available from a variety of designers. Some even include apps that will give you advice on how to improve your workout and avoid injury. There are even smart socks on the market that can measure the pressure put on your foot as well as other data while you're running.

Wearable Headsets

Headsets have been used for listening to music, answering phones and communicating more effectively at work. New uses for headsets, which have become smaller, lighter and wireless, have increased exponentially in recent years. According to TGDaily, hearables are the next obvious step in headphone technology. Hearables are small devices plugged into the ears that can improve communication, allow you to listen to music and even monitor your health.

 

While wireless earbuds have been around for a while, they've only recently begun to really take off due to the increase in mobile devices. Apple has even come up with AirPods. These earplugs instantly connect the moment they're in your ears, providing an incredible interactive experience with your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch.

 

Wearable Tech Payments

Being able to pay with wearable devices will lessen the stress of digging through your wallet for the right card. According to Wareable, London's Fashion Week featured smart jewelry that's ushering in a new wave of wearable tech. Big, beautiful rings in an array of catchy designs allowed the models wearing them to make a purchase simply by waving their hand by each design they wanted. It surely won't be long until bracelets, necklaces and just about anything else imaginable can be used for payment.

Home Tech

A variety of devices in the home such as locks and lights can already be controlled through smart phones. Digital Telepathy reports that we're on the cusp of a whole new age of home tech. While driving home you won't have to worry about picking up and messing with your phone. You'll be able to turn up the heat, open the garage door and unlock the front door by giving verbal commands before you even pull into the drive.

Healthcare Monitoring

Advancing healthcare technology now includes wearable technology trends such as medical devices that do everything from monitor glucose for diabetes patients to a wearable called the Quell that actually reduces pain. There is even a wearable that mimics the activities of the pancreas and helps assist with digestion and control blood sugar. The MiniMed 530G System delivers insulin to meet the specific needs of your body. This incredible machine is worn discreetly, provides continuous monitoring and will reduce the amount of injections that are needed.

Home healthcare is also quickly advancing with a variety of items to help you more closely monitor you and your family's most basic health needs. Fortune describes several of these innovative new devices. Temptraq is a wearable monitoring patch that can keep track of your baby's temperature while the child is sleeping. Reliefband sends pulses to the nerve under the wrist of a pregnant woman to help relieve nausea.

Wearable technology will continue to improve during the next few years, merging the stylish with the practical while simplifying your life. The future is here – so hurry up and get dressed!

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