Ladies, the future is here. While it may not be mainstream yet, the wearable technology that will become an everyday facet of our lives has been created and is available if you know where to find it. The wearable technology industry is surprisingly huge (It’s a $700 million industry according to CMO.com) and it’s just going to keep growing. Wearables are quickly becoming the can’t-live-without devices central to our lives. While many of the wearables of our time aren’t connecting with women, there are several startups changing the trend. I created this list of wearable technology must-haves to jump start your trend-setting collection. Because ladies, fashionable wearable tech can be your best friend.
1. The Bag
You cart your bag with you everywhere, but is it really helping you? Or are you doing all the work? Well in the future, all purses will come with high-tech upgrades that make lugging them around all the more worth it. You may not have thought of a tech-friendly purse, but let me tell you, you don’t realize what you’re missing.
The Smartbag will give you a taste of what’s in store. Their bags contain a charger for your devices, internal lights, a tracker in case of theft, Bluetooth capabilities, and more. Not only are they tech-filled, but they’re fiercely stylish with a Birkin-bag type look. How many times have you misplaced your bag and spent hours trying to find it? That will soon be a trial of the past when Smartbags become the norm. And never having low batteries? That’s priceless. Fashionistas and tech lovers alike will adore this wearable technology. I mean, who wouldn’t?
2. The Headphones
Who doesn’t have to mess with tangled headphones on a regular basis? It’s a common plight of mankind, but it’s end is already near. Many of us use our headphones daily for hours at a time. Wouldn’t it be handy to have your headphones right on your wrist?
Ashley Chloe has made that possible with The Helix Wearable Cuff Headphones. In an incredibly stylish cuff, Helix holds your earbuds. This innovation is the first wearable technology of its kind. A small storage mechanism in the cuff holds your headphones and leaves them easy for you to take out and put back in. Can you imagine how much time you’ll save not having to search for and untangle your headphones? Yeah, pretty incredible.
3. The Ensemble
Soon even the clothes you wear will be wearable technology. The lines between fashion and technology are blurring and blending to create something amazing. This is an unchartered area still ripe for innovation, but there have been some amazing tech pieces on the runway. We’ve probably all seen clothes that light up in neon colors, but there are some more practical options out there as well.
Chromat has an “Adrenaline Dress” that expands to defend its owner when their adrenaline spikes. Talk about fashionable self-defense. Other wearable technology wonders measure your health like a fitbit would. The best part is that these amazing breakthroughs in tech are also incredibly fashion-forward. Many of them have a futuristic look to them that’s much more stylish than the Jetson’s fashion we imagined. The possibilities are endless when you combine fashion and technology. It could impact our health, safety, and of course, style.
4. The Watch
Clearly the watch has made a comeback. Smart watches had flooded the wearable technology market with numerous offers, but before you make your choice consider all they really have to offer. This is just the beginning of what’s in store for the smart watch. Right now with wearable tech pieces like the Apple Watch, it’s basically an extension of your phone, but it can be so much more than that.
The future might hold smart watches that combine the capabilities of your favorite fitness tracker and iOS apps. While the Apple Watch does feature their health app we can see it doing so much more in the future. Holograms are a budding technology. Perhaps, we’ll see communication through holograms projected from smart watches. The point is, before you make a big investment in a smart watch, think about the next big thing coming out and if this version will really be worth it.
Start-ups are popping of every day to make their great contribution to the wearable technology marketplace. Keep your eyes open for major innovation ahead.
Do you own one of these fashion wearable tech gadgets? What do you love about them? See you next time! and stay tuned for more exciting wearable news!