Facts about wearable tech

There was a lot of fuss lately about the wearable tech and people started to get curious and interested in this field. There were more and more topics on the smartwatches, fitness trackers, sports watches and any other smart wearable device that you might think of.

An easy definition for what wearable tech is, would be that wearable tech is the most innovative technology field since the release of smartphones.

You might have heard that nowadays, what people are looking for is technology that can be worn out on your wrist, arm or face.

What is actually the wearable technology?

People usually take for good the literal definition that comes from the name “wearable technology” but you should know that this is not everything. It is obvious that wearable technology refers to devices that you can wear and they do something more than just looking pretty, but there are clearly some distinctions that have to be made.

The wearable technology is usually connected to a smartphone, it has some smart sensors that monitor and send the information that they gather and help you achieve a goal you set for yourself, no matter if it is about being more organized, being fit, active and so on.

When it comes to actually wearing them, most of the wearable tech is made for your wrist, but companies developed also devices that can be worn as necklaces, rings or earrings.

There are a few categories on the market of wearables, including smartwatches, fitness trackers, sports watches, and so on.

When it comes to smartwatches you should know that these are probably the most popular wearable tech device. It connects to your mobile phone and tells you all kind of information you need.

Fitness trackers comes in any shape, and function you need and it can for example keep track of the number of steps you make on a daily basis.

Sports watches are the ones that actually do sports such as cycling, swimming or running. It actually provides more information about your training that a regular smartwatch does.

Implantables are the devices that you have to constantly have near you. Actually, you have no choice because the device is surgically placed somewhere under your skin. Usually, this only happens when it comes to medical conditions that need constant monitoring.

By now, the biggest wearable tech companies are Jawbone, Fitbit, Misfit and Withings. The most successful sports watch manufacturers are TomTom, Garmin, Polar and Suunto and when it comes to smartwatches, the most important producers are Sony, Samsung, Motorola, LG and also Apple.

Wearables are devices that provide us with many important information about your body and health, such as your heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and many other things just by touching our skin. Once the wearable devices will be able to monitor us taking into consideration some other aspects, such as the activity we are actually doing if it's running, cycling or swimming, this technology will become a very important part of our lives.