What is Wearable Technology:
As defined By Vangie Beal:
Wearable technology (also called wearable gadgets) is a category of technology devices that can be worn by a consumer and often include tracking information related to health and fitness. Other wearable tech gadgets include devices that have small motion sensors to take photos and sync with your mobile devices, quote and unquote.
Effects of Wearable Technology in Our Life
I decided to write about this topic, because of my observation from talking to friends, neighbors and associates that most people did not think too much about what impact of wearable technology in going to have in our life moving forward. While consumers are still debating or curious about wearable technology, companies around the world are getting into developing their own wearable devices. There are so many wearable devices available on the market today that you can buy and carry with you to monitor your heart rate, blood pressure, fat in our meat, weight lose, diabetics, smart watches, eye glasses, clothing, shoes, socks, just to name a few. Think about all kinds of ingredients in our foods that we buy and eat from the supermarkets every day that you can now monitor what is in it by using wearable technology.
Google Glasses: Google Corporation: Google has given us so much excitement in the world of technology that we are using today. Google technology has made our live and activities much easier when it comes to research and development. There is nothing you wanted to search for that matter that you would be able to find on Google. Sometimes it is technical, but for the most part it is a matter of type the word in the search box, and you get your answer right away. Think about it, years ago, you have to go to Library for hours and days looking through books of many authors, make photo copies from copier machine, and type it from the regular typewriter. But, now in matter of seconds you get your information right away from the Google research box.
Google has been in the front line of wearable technology for long time. The company did not really want to put their efforts into that technology as a cash cow for them. But Apple has capitalized on the opportunity available to them, and for simple reason, Apple is now in the front line. Google has already refine “Google glasses wearable” that is going to be available shortly. It comes in different shapes and sizes, but, not cheap for average consumers. The future of Google glasses usage is immeasurable, as I said before in this article, that our life is going become much easier, but, then, there is always a downside to everything that brings joy and happiness. For now, let us celebrate for better future. I believe Google is probably working with the Eye glass arena to figure out how to configure Google glass to prescription glasses, wow! wouldn’t that be something. In the future, you would be able to do your research from your Google glass, may be we would not need our computer any more, but time will tell.
Apple Corporation: Apple Corporation has already been released, the watch is magnificent in design, but don’t forget you will need your iPhone or Wifi technology to be able to use to its capability. Again, everything is changing around us before we even know it. You may well say you are now going to need it right, but, as the world change we all going to need them because of convenient to support of daily activities and health. They are not that expensive, but, there are more advanced wearable watches that are too expensive for average consumers like you and I.
There is another device in focus that is called Commbadge, its purpose is to give you handsfree communication no matter where you are. “The only wearable personal communicator for iPhone and Android”. You’ll have seamless access to Siri and Google Now voice command functions. Simply use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. All while your phone is in your pocket or its charger. However, I am certain that as more and more of these wearable devices developed, it would become cheaper to buy just like when our cell phone or smart TV came into the market years ago.
GoPro: Now when we talk about wearable technology, don’t forget there is another company that has been making fortune already in this field of wearable technology, and the company is called “GoPro” it has wearable camera for so many things that you wanted to do and discover as well as for your pets.
When we talk about wearing body camera, we can now see its capability by just looking at the resents events in our country with the Law enforcement community. It is making its landmark, by helping the decision makers all over the world to see through things very quickly, considering how information is being delivered in the past. That is why wearable technology is getting a lot of recognition today. It is now becoming more and more obvious that our Law enforcement community would be wearing this amazing technology in the future. And as a matter of fact most consumers have started wearing some type of these devices for their own health and protection. Who would have thought about these new devices years ago that it is going to be approved for our law enforcement community as another tools to help them get their job done and protect them as well.
Conclusion: I do not want to go too deep into technical issues or to be an expert on this topic of wearable technology, but, my intention is to bring it into focus, so we as a consumer and educator can start to talk about how this wearable technology is going be used by us and our children in the near future. We as a consumer are always behind the curve when it comes to new technology. So, therefore, all of us need to be prepared for this technology that is here to stay.