The Wearables market started well with the advent of Apple Watch, but we saw a plummeted sales volume. Fitbit, the biggest wearable maker in the world surged from an IPO price from $20 to $50 and later plummeted to around $8. In 2017, alone the market for wearable products is about to reach a figure of $940 million. In 2018, as per Statista, the market volume for smartwatches, fitness and wellness trackers is expected to reach a figure of $ 30.66 billion. So, the wearables market has disappointed many a company during the last two years.
One of the oldest application of wearables was that of hearing aid. However, the wearables are not limited to the smartwatch category and the following are some of the wearable trend in 2017:
A product that is based on Augmented Reality (AR). The technology is all kept under wraps. It is yet to come out with a commercial version of its technology. Magic leap is based on mixed reality as that can keep you wherever you are and enables the object to come to life.
Uniquely cool and easy to use, that is spectacles, one of the most sought after gadgets in recent times. Snaps can be added to your memory on Snapchat and memories are build based on your perspective. The charges are made automatically. It is a wearables goggles. If you are looking for these spectacles, Snap comes out with a playful vending machine called as Snapbot.
Under Armour, the second biggest developer of sports apparel in the world has added sensors to three of its running shoes, which will make its debut at the CES 2017 at Las Vegas. This is part of connected fitness initiative driven by Under Armour. It is able to measure muscular fatigue so that you can recover in between your workout sessions.
The first modular smartwatch in the world that is tailored only to you. It breaks away from a unique design. The smartwatches has lesser space than of the mobile devices. It empowers you to choose the features that you want to display on this limited screen size. The Watchface is termed as Core, capable of self-functioning and modules can be added to the strap.
It had a great success at CES 2017. It is a companion app that can predict the outcome of your childbirth with data that is streamed real-time to your smartphone. It can help the mother to track the muscle contractions in the uterus. The pregnant women can track their progress with this.
It is the world’s first smart ear phones, 100% wireless audio and has a playtime of 6 hours in a single charge. It enables you to stream music from your Bluetooth device. It is based on integrated sensor technology that can track your workout. There are features like passive noise cancellation and audio transparency and Bluetooth.
This is the first ever hydration monitor. The quality of the amount of sleep that you get as well as the physical fitness depends on hydration level of your body. LVL is a hydration monitor that is capable of measuring hydration in real-time. The infrared sensors of the monitor penetrates deep inside your skin in comparison with the green light sensors that accompanies the Apple Watch or the devices from FitBit. Spectroscopic images are captured by the depth, measuring the blood and thereby the water content. LVL comes with a app on your smartphone. It not only measures the amount of water to be consumed but can also predict the output with the amount of water consumed.
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