TECHNOLOGY has evolved so much over the years that we have a number of tech-savvy devices making our lives easy. Wearable devices are the latest entrants among the electronic devices. These wearable devices take the form of accessories like eyewear or a wrist device while there are others which are integrated into any piece of clothing like T-shirts or caps. Wearables not only perform basic tasks of computing as laptops or mobile devices, but it has also surpassed hand-held device by providing users with sophisticated features like tracking their biological functions like heart-rate, calories burned among others.
The effect of these devices is extensive and they are quite powerful especially in the world of fitness, health, and education among others. The concept of wearable technology has still not been very successful unlike smartphones.
TYPES OF WEARABLES
Smartwatches are one of the commonly known forms of wearable devices. Smartwatches once connected to user’s mobile phone will notify them about social media messages, emails and calls. These watches, with the combination of smart applications are now being used to monitor UV rays to pollution in the air. Apple and Samsung have already launched their smartwatches this year.
Normally worn on the wrists, fitness trackers keep track of the number of steps users take when they put it on. Advanced versions of these trackers monitor heart rate and give an accurate data of the calories burned.
The category of smart clothing includes specially made garments infused with conductive silver-coated bers which act as sensors that stream data in real time to a smartphone and regular clothes that comes with added functionally. For example, Sensoria, the connected sports sock tracks user’s runs in detail. Even big fashion brands are going smart with their clothes which monitors heart rate, breathing and stress levels.
Head-mounted displays are devices that deliver information straight to your eyes. Such displays are categorized further into two types. Device like Oculus Rift takes you to a virtual world altogether while Google Glass provides you with features like recording and sharing videos, taking pictures etc…
Companies are bringing the idea of a smartwatch to jewellery to attract women in the form of smart jewellery. Smart jewellery inform users of any emails, calls or text when they are unable to access their phone. Many well-known jewellery designers have collaborated with mobile accessory making companies to create smart jewelleries.
WEARABLE AIR CONDITIONER
A wearable air conditioner is what Sony has developed a wearable air conditioner called Reon Pocket that will keep you cool during the rising temperatures. It is a wearable device compatible with both inner and outer wearable which can be controlled by your smartphone, making it as portable as it can get.
Making it more user-friendly, the device is powered by a Lithium-ion battery that can be used for an entire day with just 2 hours of charging. It is a light-weight device that measures approximately 54* 20* 116 mm and supports Bluetooth 5.0 LE connected phones. Sony Reon Pockets comes with a price tag of 14,080 yen.
Apple launched the next generation Air Pods- the new wireless earphones with an in-built chip, more talk time, voice activated Siri access and a wireless charging case. Air Pods delivers an unparalleled wireless headphone experience. Take them out of the case and they are ready to use and with all your devices. Put them in your ears and they connect immediately, featuring noise cancelling technology, immersing you in rich, high-quality sound.
- 24 hours of battery life with charging case.
- Only 15 minutes of charging provides upto 3 hours of listening time.