There is no doubt that wearable technology has become a booming business. Many companies have designed and developed in this sector more elegant and fashionable technological parts for consumers. With the latest releases of the Apple Watch, the fact that there are more and more designers who are experimenting with apparel technologies, as well as the development of gadgets dedicated to the most used applications, we decide to look at the progress continued on the market of clothing and technological accessories. Some of the technologies
Wearable technologies: what is it?
Wearable technologies or portable technologies refer to all clothing and accessories with advanced computer and electronic components. They include smart textiles, but also glasses (Google Glass), connected watches (Apple Watch, Moto 360, Samsung Gear 2 and hublot watch), gloves (Fujitsu), jewelry (MICA, Shine, and Fin), etc.
The wearable technology marries the streetwear style
When fashion brand TwentyFour15 was launched at London Fashion Week, the brand introduced its new clothing collection that interacts with technology and changes color through the user’s smartphone.
As the leading app-connected brand of streetwear, the brand has been successful in attracting the new consumer era – Generation Z, by creating a manifesto based on self-expression and individuality. Thanks to the technology connected to the application, individuals can express themselves fully and appropriate each piece of their clothes.
Smart shoes designed for tech-oriented runners
As technology continues to strengthen our lives, it is no surprise that smart sneakers have joined the trend of wearable technologies to help active runners track, analyze and store data without the need to carry an additional device.
Under Armor’s current collection of smart shoes, UA Speedform fully integrates chip technology into their sneakers. For just $ 150, these sneakers measure a variety of fitness data needed for a jogger to train, including distance traveled, stride length, and pace. According to the company, the captured data is much more accurate than what is captured on a treadmill or wrist piece.
Yoga practitioners integrate wearable technology into their practice
Wearable X promises to help yoga addicts perform better with yoga pants with Bluetooth technology. Thanks to haptic technology, each sensor can communicate with others, determine any incorrect posture and encourage the user to adapt accordingly. The pants work with the Nadi X app, which has 30 poses that users can practice while listening to the playlists in the app.
Costumes with integrated technology to better organize
Wearable technology is currently helping users to better organize, monitor their well-being and fitness, connect to the user network, or even identify potential health issues. All of these features have a common purpose to make a user’s mind easier, which is why Samsung has created the NFC Smart Suit. The suit features a built-in RFID-enabled NFC chip that connects to a mobile app, allowing users to exchange data such as business cards with new contacts or put the phone in mode (silent for meetings). By adding technology to the style, Samsung has created a range of technological clothing – The HumanFit – that buyers will really want to wear.
The Apple Watch Series 3 brings cellular connectivity
The Apple Watch Series 3 offers all the previous features to help users stay in touch with friends and family while fully integrating with their active lifestyle. From basic measurement tracking, email verification and day scheduling, to music streaming, text message verification, and phone calls, the 3 Series watch gives users more freedom to stay connected even when their phone is not connected. The Siri personal assistant is also included with the 3 Series watches, making these smart watches even more essential for those who live a lifestyle at 100 per hour.
We will see more changes in 2019!