Yesterday I went on-camera with Fox and talked about my recent trip to New York City for Fashion Week. Unfortunately, we ran out of time and weren’t able to touch on the last, but very important topic, wearable tech. Just as it sounds, the up and coming industry is technology that you wear on your body. This trend includes everything from Google glasses to Apple watch to Lady Gaga’s costume when she performs onstage and the category is growing.
Here are my top three wearable tech finds... for now:
1) Tory Burch + Fitbit: It’s a beautiful bracelet that sits atop the fitness tracker, effortlessly combining fitness and fashion.
2) Ringly: A ring that connects via Bluetooth to the user’s smart phone and sends an alert when a message, text or email comes through. With four vibration patterns, the user has the ability control the calls, texts and alerts get through. Rather than having the phone on the table during dinner, it can be off the table and left in your handbag, but you have the peace of mind that you won’t miss an important call, message or email.
3) Apple Watch: I am really excited about this one, mostly because it reminds me of my childhood dream of owning an Inspector Gadget watch, so my childhood dream has basically come true! Although the watch will have some competition when Swatch launches their smartwatch next year and celebrity Will.i.am launches his own version in 2015, this watch was highly anticipated to take a large market share. While Samsung, Motorola and Intel have all tried their hand at crafting a smartwatch, the market for these items is still in its infancy and many of the pioneers failed to create the same level of excitement in this space.
These industries are reliant upon one another when it comes to the wearable tech market – one sector creates the technology and the other makes it wearable.