The whole stretch of 2018 has seen the further penetration of technology into practical living, particularly the proliferation of mobile and wearable gadgets.
Australia, for one, successfully launched the Wearable Technologies Conference in 2017, showcasing smart devices like watches and step trackers, and followed through with another conference last 2018.
Yet the previous years are only the beginning, this 2019 onwards more wearable innovations will saturate the market and here is a list of what to watch out for:
In a survey, health and fitness professionals have affirmed the continued patronage of the masses towards wearable fitness gadgets and among the popular ones are the strap-type wearable fitness counters.
They monitor your movements, steps, heart rate, pulse rate, and even blood pressure. Fitness advocates invest in them to avoid any untoward accidents and the worsening of medical conditions, if any.
In Australia, a country with an obesity epidemic, sales of fitness counters that are wearable, digital, and reliable will spike up even more.
Besides fitness purposes, wearable gadgets have evolved to serve functional purposes such as convenient checking of emails, calling, and browsing of other online information.
Smart watches that not only tell time and date but also allow you to accomplish office and business tasks will be on hot sale this 2019.
While mobile phones better serve these administrative functions, wearable technologies are considered more secure (that is, not easily lost) and hassle-free.
The continued rise of the digital revolution potentially increases the demand for smart glasses, also known as wearable computer glasses.
The user sees superimposed digital information (e.g., front-end computer codes) through the glasses without altering his vision clarity. New designs are now linked to the Internet through WiFi and even follow voice commands and act as body cameras.
With the significant shift of most professions and industries to digital, more likely smart glasses will be flying off the shelves.
Smart Necklaces and Rings
Lo and behold, the fashion design industry has gone digital as well. Besides, applications that simulate hair styles and clothing, jewelry pieces like necklaces, bracelets, and rings are now labelled as smart.
This year, it is expected that more of these artsy designs will be made available as they practically yet fashionably monitor a person’s activity including sleep, caloric intake, and other vital signs.
Smart rings are also capable of storing fitness goals and setting up alerts; some even receive SMS and emails.
Smart necklaces that double as bracelets may be used as sports trackers. Jewelry, indeed, has become new fitness platforms.
Stress has become the modern-day flu. Thankfully, gadgets have evolved to treat stress the digital way.
Smart pins attached to clothes or hair monitor stress by keeping track of breathing patterns. This way, users will be cautioned and increased awareness of health conditions leads to better health management.
Because both work and personal life have grown so hectic these days, wearable technologies that offer reliable solutions to health and fitness needs and even corporate-related needs become valuable gadgets.
Wearable technologies primarily function to address a practical concern, not just for recreation. While most are still on pre-order basis, this year onwards they may possibly turn into mass goods at every consumer’s beckon.