Have you noticed the growing trend of new wearable technology as of late? Companies left and right are releasing all sorts of wearable techs such as health monitors, fitness bands, smartwatches, activity trackers and more. These gadget releases are all part of the emerging movement of wearable technology which aims to completely change the way we communicate and exercise. While the technology is still pretty much on its infancy, the potential that wearable techs hold is simply endless. Today, we gathered some of the best wearable techs for 2014. Gadget aficionados and tech enthusiasts rejoice!
When talking about smartwatches, many people would inadvertently associate them with geeks. With the Pebble Steel, it proves that high-tech timepieces aren’t just for geeks. Sporting an elegant stainless steel design, this $249 device is one of the most notable smartwatches available. To keep scratches at bay, the Pebble Steel is outfitted with Gorilla Glass screen. Its ecosystem is fast developing and is even slated to launch its own app store.
Google Glass was considered revolutionary because it was able to bring notifications straight to the face of the user. However, Meta Pro ups the ante by providing a full-blown augmented reality that enables the user to interact with his environment in a whole new different way. You can easily draw a 3D model by manipulating the on-screen overlay within the Meta Pro. It packs quite a bit of power as well with its Intel Core i5 processor. Look for it this coming June.
It would be unreasonable to expect that Google Glass will go through the year unchallenged. The Optinvent ORA is one of the most promising competitors to Google Glass. This particular wearable tech offers almost the same functionality as Glass but only with a far more superior display. The screen is simply sharper, larger and sharper. The projected images are displayed straight into the user’s field of view which can’t be said about Glass. The developer kit is also a lot cheaper at $950.
You can’t talk about new wearable technology without touching on fitness bands. The Jaybird Reign begs to differ from other fitness bands because it doesn’t only tell you about the exercise, it tells you when to exercise. This fitness band monitors you through a heart rate sensor and can suggest the most optimal time to do a workout. On top of that, it can also track your sleeping habits.