The power of the smartphone is coming out of your pocket and the data it once provided is everywhere you look. Or, as Bill Wasic puts it, “A new generation of wearable tech is coming – and it will transform the way you experience the world.”
Everywhere You Look
Literally everywhere you look. Perhaps the most talked about product in wearables are smart glasses. Despite a somewhat shaky start, the reports of the demise of Google Glass were premature and a new model better suited to outdoor use and with a more traditional look is in the works. And Recon, a new entry into the field of wearables, is hitting the market with a wide array of smart eyewear, much of it geared toward the needs of specific sports such as skiing.
In addition to smart glasses other trending wearables include:
Beyond the Gadgets
The technology is seeping into other, more traditional markets as well. Has it come for your vertical yet? If not, you can be sure it will:
And Beyond THAT – Changing the World
Some innovative companies are pushing wearable tech into entirely new areas that hold the promise of truly changing the world. Energy company, KalpTree has designed solid-state batteries that can be manufactured as flexible wire or fabric that then can be shaped into a nearly limitless array of shapes.
It seems that the trend is toward a world in which nearly everything we interact with is threaded with wearable technology that all interacts seamlessly.
Perhaps we are looking at a future in which our belt buckle senses that our stomach is empty, sends that information to our tablet that has been tracking our eating habits, the tablet chooses the type of food that we should have and sends that info to our smartwatch which finds the closest restaurant offering it, and lets our car know where to go while making reservations so that our table is waiting when we get there.
Is it that improbable to consider? And where does your business fit in all of this? It’s time to sort that out!
What wearable device do you use now? What wearables would you like to see?
This post originally appeared on Business2Community