Year 2014 has arrived, and this year wearable computing will make a difference in the field of technology. Even major manufacturers like Qualcomm, Samsung and Sony are hoping for the best times to come. This year would be the year of wearable technology. The term “wearable technology” means all those gadgets that can be snapped, buckled or fastened on the body. Fitness enthusiasts or freaks who love to keep a track on every metric produced by the body make use of this technology.
A wide range of smart watches is available these days that can be strapped on the wrists by tech nerds who can check mails and messages by just a quick glance on their wrists, instead of reaching out for their smartphones. Google Glass, another high technology eye wear connected with the internet are helping people look at the world differently. These devices are offering a horde of possibilities today. The concept of wearable technology is stretching further, and the technology lovers expect it to expand further getting incorporated in a variety of devices. In the year 2014, a wide range of wearable devices are expected to be unveiled which are going to be user friendly. These gadgets will come with extended battery life and using them would be easier to tap into social networks, gestures and cloud computing.
The wave of wearable technology is undergoing primary phase. Majority of displayed technologies will offer a peek into the future, and many of these products may not be meant for mainstream consumers.
The growth of wearable technology in the year 2014 is estimated to be getting better by the day. Besides smart glasses and watches, there will be heart rate monitors and hearing aids, as well. It is believed that senior citizens that require constant health monitoring at home will escalate the demand of these products. For example, activity bands that are strapped on the wrists can help people know about the number of steps taken by the wearer, calories burned, patterns of sleeping and success towards fitness goals. Such products are expected to gain immense popularity in the coming times as people with sitting jobs will be able to keep a tab on their ever expanding waistlines using these gadgets.
As time passes, this technology will undergo more improvement. Battery life will improve, and the gadgets will become increasingly user friendly. Demand for innovative screens requiring low power will also increase. Dependence on voice and hand gestures will also increase. Biggest challenge faced by this technology is consumption of battery, once this is taken care of smart watches and glasses will become a common use device. Inexpensive sensors availability like MEMS or micro electro-mechanical systems will also help in the popularity of these devices.