What Will Make Wearable Tech Stay?

In 2015, living without a smartphone seems unrealistic. We depend on our phones to ease and organize the whirlwind of our daily tasks. We’ve integrated technology into every aspect of our lives.  Whether it’s counting the number of steps  we’ve taken in a day or constantly communicating with our friends, family, and clients, technology has been completely assimilated into our personal and professional lives. Since the eruption of the tech age, communication has been primarily taken place through our phones. However, the environment is evolving as wearable tech is developing.

So, what is the hype about these new products? Is wearable tech practical with all the different  functionalities available?

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We asked a few folks at Matrix Group what they thought about wearable tech and what functionalities would appeal to them. Here’s what they had to say:

  •  Wearable tech should be Bluetooth accessible and synced to your smart phone, so you easily can see incoming calls without holding your phone.
  •  It should be able to control your music by operating the play/skip/pause/volume controls, as well as view what track is playing and what track is next in the queue.
  • There should be an activity tracking feature to record daily activities such as walking, running, etc.
  • The design should be subtle and not ostentatious.

What’s Next for Wearable Tech?

As more people hop on the bandwagon, we believe companies will respond by:

  • Improving the overall user experience
  • Providing more functionalities
  • Adding a more appealing design that will compliment multiple fashion styles

Wearable tech is altering our lives at a rapid pace. It is here to stay. Major fashion brands are getting their foot in the door with the tech world. Intel, which has produced a smart bracelet to track sleep and fitness , has partnered with Luxottica, an Italian eyewear company which controls 80% of the world’s major eyewear brands, to produce fashionable accessories that will retain the functions of today’s wearable tech. This is one example, but it certainly looks as if this will become the next breakthrough in today’s tech age.

What functionalities would you like? Tell us what you think!