Wearable technology seemed like something of a far away future just a few short years ago but is now doing a complete take-over. The market for wearable technology has completely exploded over the past two years or so, and is signaling what could be the end for smartphones. There are still those who are split in terms of adopting the concept of wearable technology and stick to their smartphones like glue, however.
So many different wearable gadgets are available on the market today that it feels like we are all living in the Jetson’s world. There are those who get excited about chatting through a wrist phone, but there are also those who find the whole concept of it too ‘techy’ and somewhat scary. Technology has come a very, very long way from where it once was and does not look like it will slow down in production anytime soon.
The benefits that team up with wearable technology have yet to be crystal clear, except for entertainment and ease. Wearable technology, such as Google Glass or the Sproutling, are designed to give us a break out of our extremely busy lives. Wearables are supposed to give us an advantage in life, such as knowing when your baby is awake before he or she can start wailing. All of these different gadgets with different purposes have moved the world of technology to a new, exciting world, where you can check the scores of last night’s football game without pulling out a smartphone or a computer, but by simply looking up and using a voice command.
The newest piece that is coming to light is the iWatch. Apple is known for keeping the markets that are involved in their projects in the dark completely until the very last minute, but what they are planning now is huge. The iWatch is not only going to be one of the latest ‘must haves’ on the market, but one that is really going to stir the pot up quite a bit. Right now, however, there has been no definitive answer made about the iWatch’s appearance, or what it’s going to be capable of that will separate itself from what the iPhone is capable of. That in itself has got a lot of people fired up, solely based on the mystery and anticipation of what the iWatch is going to be like overall.
This simply just goes to show that more wearable pieces of technology are storming the market than smartphones. However, the newest smartphone and what it is capable of is enough to get an entire crowd going, but wearable technology does have that ‘newer’ feeling to it. Wearable tech takes the element of being the odd man out by wearing something particularly odd, such as Glass, and gives you the intimate feeling with it.
With that said, not every person who has a cell phone these days has converted over to smartphones and upgraded technology. However, wearable technology strikes our curiosity, while smartphones are pieces that we already know front and back, for the most part.
By Linda Green