The year of wearable tech

Blog Author: Aaron Smith | February 23rd, 2015

This post is courtesy of Correct Field Technician Derek Tse

Happy Technology New Year!! It is the year of the wearable tech.

Since last time we spoke about the first generation of wearables, second generation wearables have matured to become an item not just for your wrist. It now covers any tech that is worn on the body including items like Google Glass.

In this article, we will cover the wrist type of wearables.

So what has change since the first generation?

As technology evolves, wearable can now convey more than just time and who’s calling.

They have become –

  • Stylish: gone are the bulky square screens to low profile round face or long rectangle slim design. Also colour screens have become a must.
  • Clever: an array of sensors that can monitor your vital signs, activities and even UV exposure all on your wrist. This is great motivator to help you move around to keep a healthy working environment.
  • Informative: Not only can it tell the time, it can relay your phone notification for a quick glance without needing to take your phone out of your pocket.

How will this help me?

With Android wearable, showing notification on your wrist is only just the tip of the iceberg. You can interact with the notification. For example: a phone call comes in, you can accept the call or dismiss the call and send an SMS to that person with one or two swipes. Another one is when an email notification appears on the watch, you can read and create a calendar event all from your watch.

Also you are not limited to just what the phone throws to your wrist, many productivity apps have created interactive apps on the watch to allow you to add to-do list items, put in location-based tasks or notifications, quickly glance at meeting notes as well as reading the latest social media news.

In Summary…

Wearables are now a mainstream product that are not only stylish, clever and informative but are also able to integrating into your everyday life. They are a powerful tool that can help streamline your daily activities with a swipe of your finger or a shake of your wrist.

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