2015 Trends: Wearable Technology
Brands are staying relevant by launching wearable technology. It seems that was the trend for the spring/summer 2015 runways this past fall. Looking ahead to the next year the question seems to be what brand won’t have a smart bracelet? Here is the rundown of my top picks:
Diesel Black Gold’s Samsung Gear S is not on the market as of yet, but has all the perks of the Samsung Gear S; fitness tracking capabilities, enhanced notifications, and apps. Wearable technology never looked better than this awesome leather studded device and this Android lover really wants one.
Tory Burch dressed up the Fitbit with her Flex Tracker accessories. She offers a Hinged Bracelet as well as a Fret Pendant Necklace that conceals and holds the Bluetooth Fitbit device. Items run from $175 - $195 and are a fashionable alternative to the plastic bracelets.
Rebecca Minkoff teamed up with Case-Mate to produce a gold chain-link notification bracelet, studded lighting cable bracelet, as well as a compact portable iPhone charger. Your cell phone connects to the notification bracelet via Bluetooth. You choose the contact you want to be alerted to and the device subtly notifies you of those calls or texts. The lighting cable bracelet uses a USB cable to charge and sync to your mobile device while on the go. I can see the masses purchasing this relevant tech.
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Opening Ceremony and Intel are also on the bandwagon to dress up wearable tech. Their bracelet is called MICA, which stands for My Intelligent Communication Accessory. Designed to look like a fine jewelry piece, at $495 each it actually is fine jewelry, instead of a smart wristband. Pieces include sapphire touch screen, black or white snakeskin, pearls, Chinese lapis stones, South African tiger's eye, or obsidian from Russia. Fancy. I think I like their video more than the accessory:
I predict it will someday again be cool to actually have a device on your wrist that looks exactly like what it is – remember the stylish Casio calculator watch?