According to a survey conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine, wearable technology will become the top trend of 2016, with its whole new range of capabilities and options.
The Apple Watch set a high bar for smartwatches and replaced the average fitness tracker with its sheer pizzazz. Till now, the Apple Watch retained its position as the leader in the smartwatches segment, but this year is going to bring with it a host of other trendy wearable technology in multiple segments that could single-handedly make the Apple Watch seem passé.
With a combination of suave meets smart, here is a list of the top 5 wearable tech trends to look out for in the year 2016:
From intelligent sports-bras to LED dresses that move if you are being watched, 2016 promises a host of offbeat wearable technology that will blow your mind!
Designers such as ‘Asher Levine’ have partnered with the company ‘Phone Halo’ for the manufacture of tracker chips. These are being embedded into couture designs, wherein if the owner misplaces a garment in the cupboard or elsewhere, he/she will be able to locate it using the respective tracker app on the mobile phone.
2. Smart socks
Smart socks such as ‘Sensoria’ are paired with special sensory anklets that relay information regarding the level of foot activity or sudden, harmful movements to the wearer, via an app.
The smart socks market is estimated to soar with high-usage by marathon runners. These smart socks will send important form data or pressure signal alerts to the runner during the course of running or any other activity.
3. GPS Pet Collars
If you are looking to go that extra mile to protect your furry friends this year; think of investing in a GPS collar like ‘Nuzzle’!
GPS Mapping, activity monitoring and other wellness stats are some of the key features of this GPS pet collar. Not only will you be able to track your dog or discover useful information, your pet will also have a nice funky addition to his collection of collars.
4. Swimming Wearables
Swimming wearables are all set to become a big trend. Swimming caps and goggles are now integrated with state-of-the-art bio-mechanics and record data pertaining to strokes counts, breaths under water, kick speeds, kick-turn times and real-time audio.
With wearables such as these permeating the market, competitive swimming is going to go up and will change the way pros and swimming enthusiasts use their swimming gear altogether.
5. Wearables That Could Save Your Life!
Imagine walking down on a lonely street, when suddenly an alarm on your body ticks off and alerts you of impending danger. Though this may sound extremely next-gen, the fact of the matter is, these wearables have been designed and are set to be released in markets around the globe.
Wearable technology such as ‘Athena’ could protect women from harm and come with groundbreaking GPS alerts for tracking purposes. This apart, these very wearables are being designed to alert people of floods, earthquakes and other natural calamities too. Watch out for wearables that could save your life in 2016.
All the wearable trends are set to bring about a difference in how we lead our lives for the year 2016 with tons of benefits, oodles of features and futuristic technology.