What is Smart wearable technology?
Wearable technology is now the biggest new innovation in technology since the smartphone. They are super smart sensors that make use of a web or bluetooth connection that connect wirelessly to your smart device or app. They can track and monitor everything from your heart rate, food consumption, sleep, your mood, and even the air surrounding you. They connect to you as a person where you can learn everything about your own health and measure the success of all your self improvement goals.
What types of wearable technology are available?
There are many different categories of wearable technology at the moment ranging from small and simple movement and calorie counting devices all the way through to technology that can be implanted into your body. Below are just 5 of the most common types of wearable technology that are currently used by many individuals in today's modern digital society.
Fitness Trackers: Fitness trackers are available in all different shapes, sizes and levels of sophistication. They are usually worn on the wrist or can be clipped to clothing. They generally monitor your heart rate and calories with unmatched accuracy. Think of it as an electronic finger on the pulse, constantly measuring your vitals, quality of sleep and step count
Sports Watches: Sports watches now incorporate some of the basic functions available in a fitness tracker including a stopwatch, alarm and classic wristwatch all into one technologically advanced timepiece. Worn by many individuals who enjoy cycling, running, swimming and many other outdoor leisure activities, they are designed to be tough, water resistant, shock resistant, and can help you improve your lap times or 10k
Smart Watches: Currently sitting at the sharp end of the technologically advanced watch spectrum, smartwatches are highly sophisticated devices that connect to your mobile device and act as mini-windows into your digital life. To put it simply, the advanced functions are delivered by pairing the smartwatch to your existing smartphone which then gives you control of your smartphone conveniently through the small screen of the smartwatch.
Smart Jewellery: Basic smart digital features converted into small items of jewellery such as rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Mostly aimed at women right now the most common usage is to notify the user of texts, calls or emails and in some cases, serve as protection for those in danger.
Pedometers: A pedometers is a small, affordable and portable device that measures your physical activity level throughout the day. Designed to be worn at the waist, they can also be worn in other locations, such as the arm or ankle. Pedometers offer a convenient way to track your daily physical activity usually when your walking, jogging or running and most will convert the step count to an approximate distance in miles or kilometers (or the number of calories you've burned off) at the push of a button.