Smart watches, glasses and fitness bands accumulated approximately $3 billion in sales at the close of 2014. The popularity of wearables is continuously growing, and we are going to see more companies join the stampede and bring new devices to the market.
This may not be surprising, but I love new tech. But...it has to be useful. Yes, Google Glass and the Apple Watch see a lot of press. We have actually have a few Google Glass devices around the office. What has really exploded recently are wearables to track your health. I just recently took the plunge and bought a Jawbone UP24. There are features I like and my young daughters are always asking me how many steps we took during any walk or run. You can go as far as tracking your weight, exercise habits, food intake and I’m sure much more. The tiny (Lime-colored) computer strapped to my wrist is monitoring my EVERY move: 880 steps so far today. It automatically syncs that information to an app on my phone that I can check any time.