Wearable devices are taking the market by storm as their role in different areas – healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, banking and education among others – are said to be critical. Besides, these devices are slowly becoming part of our regular lifestyle. Many companies including startups across the globe are leaving no stone unturned to create innovative wearables. Particularly the market has witnessed a significant rise in the launch of wearables after Google and Apple jumped into the fray a few years back. This trend is fast gaining pace in India. Given the figures of a report, the wearable fitness market will top $1.15 bn this year, up 35 percent from last year. Amazingly, 75 percent of US adults already have a health and fitness device. These devices include pedometers, fitness video games, portable blood-pressure and heart-rate monitors, fitness apps, digital sports watches and scales. India is fast catching up with the globe in the consumption of wearable devices.
Here is a list of interesting smart and unique wearables which have created buzz globally.
1. Smart Watches
Smart watches are the most commonly seen wearables. These watches can run apps and play back all sorts of digital media. Many of these watches have touchscreen facilities which enables users to access functions like calculator, thermometer etc. There are many popular smartwatches in the market such as Apple watch, Samsung Gear S2, Tag Heuer Connected, Sony SmartWatch 3, Asus ZenWatch 2, Moto 360. Whether you are a gadget geek or a fashionista, you would like to own one of these watches.