What is Wearables?
Wearable technology is any type of electronic device designed to be worn on a user's body. The term wearable computing refers to processing or communication capabilities, but wearables work in different ways depending on the category, such as health, fitness, or entertainment.
With recent advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) and AI, wearable technology is being incorporated into almost all types of industries. Wearables are embedded with built-in sensors that track physical movements, provide biometric identification, or aid in location tracking. Most wearables are either worn on the body or attached to clothing, with some operating without any physical contact with the user. Cell phones, smart tags, or computers can still be carried around and track a user's movements.
Basically, wearable technology works by incorporating a microprocessor, battery, and connectivity to the Internet, so the collected data can be synced with other electronics such as a mobile device or laptop. Some good examples of wearable technology include smartwatches, fitness trackers such as the Fitbit Charge, VR headsets, smart jewelry, web-enabled glasses, and Bluetooth headsets.
Other wearables use remote smart sensors and accelerometers to track movements and motion, and some use optical sensors to measure heart rate or glucose levels. One common fact among these tech wearables is that they all monitor data in real-time.