Wearable devices are making their way into our professional and personal lives. Fitness trackers (Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike), eyewear (Google Glass, Microsoft Hololens, MetaPro), smart watches (Pebble, Fitbit Surge, Apple Smartwatch) , clothing with sensors (Athos smart pants, AiQ), and the like, are all examples of wearable devices. Gartner predicts that by 2016 we will see around 100 million wearable devices sold and some estimates see this number being much higher. In the latest episode of The Future in 5 I explore how and why wearables are making such a big impact in our lives. The cost of technology is decreasing, sensors are becoming smaller and cheaper, wearable devices are becoming more fashionable, and the internet of things is allowing all of these devices to connect to each other and to us. All of these trends are helping propel the popularity and utility of wearable devices in our personal and professional lives.
I’m a bit of a fitness nut and love gadgets so I also spend a few minutes reviewing the new Fitbit Surge “super watch” which the folks at Fitbit were kind enough to send over to me. Check out the latest episode of the The Future in 5 to learn more about wearable devices and the new Fitbit Surge.