April 13, 2015
Is smart clothing the next big thing in wearable technology?
The latest craze in consumer technology is easily wearable devices. This was made very clear with the pre-release of the Apple watch when one million Americans stayed up way past their bedtime so that they could be among the first to put their names on the experience this next-level, high-tech gadget.
Wearables have become a familiar addition to our everyday life. Even if you don’t coin yourself as particularly “tech-savvy,” it’s safe to say that you have at least heard of the Fitbit or Google glasses, all of which are truly innovative and surely add much value and convenience to their users.
So the big question is: What wearables should we keep our eyes out for this year? Our team has weighed in! The following wearable devices are the top 3 we’re looking forward to this year.
Many of us can barely hold in our excitement for this one. The Apple watch does far more than keeping time. It’s a full-blown extension to the iPhone that will eliminate the need to pull your phone out of your pocket every time you have a notification. You will be able to customize it to fit your style and it comes with the convenient Apple pay (no more forgetting our wallets at lunch!) as well as several useful pre-installed apps. We can’t wait to get our hands on this one!
If there’s one thing we love at the Velocity Group, it’s connected devices! We’re total technology nerds and some of us even like to exercise! We were very intrigued when we heard about Digitsole. They are insoles that you can slip into your shoes and will send your workout data right onto your smartphone. These innovative soles will track steps taken/distance traveled, calories burned and will even keep your feet warm.
Our team says this is Android’s best opponent for the Apple watch so far. We have some hardcore Android fans on our team, and they love their gadgets! The coolest feature (at least in our opinion!) is the ability to navigate through apps & features and send messages by saying “OK Google.” This makes it easy for those of us with bigger fingers to navigate through the small menus, which are common on smart watches. As far as design aesthetics, it looks like a real watch! No complaints from us on style.
These are our top three picks. We can’t wait to see what other wearable technology comes our way this year!