With the integration of smart technology into everyday accessories, smartwatches and numerous other gadgets were introduced into the Wearables market. But there was one drawback to Wearable Tech – the design. The popularity of these gadgets was confined to a certain criterion and not many preferred wearing a smartwatch because of its boring or unappealing design.
A quality smartwatch would not cost any lower than a hundred dollars. So, if one was willing to spend that much amount, they would naturally prefer spending it on an accessory that at least had appealing attributes instead of a rather unpleasant looking bulky watch. But soon wearable technology evolved and made a move towards becoming a fashion statement. Renowned brands such as Kate Spade and Michael Kors began to release smart fashion accessories and fitness watches, which drove the very same interested individuals into actually buying these wearables.
The most taxing element of owning a wearable is its installation and set-up. If you are connected to high speed internet, setting up your device would not feel like an exhausting trial. With that said, here is a list of Wearable Tech that shall surely satisfy your inner fitness fashionista!
No one wants to miss important calls, app notifications or text messages. Or let alone, forget their cellphones somewhere. While this small wearable gadget might not have any visual appeal, its usability and portability attract people towards it. Ditto is a small sensor device that can fit in your wallet or the side pocket of your jeans to alert you about incoming calls, messages, and notifications. Ditto costs $39 and it’s quite reasonable for a portable gadget that gives you multiple features.
2) Misfit Ray
A fitness tracker that looks like a fancy bracelet. What more could a fashion enthusiast want? Misfit Ray is a great tracker for fans of minimalistic accessories. With a sleek style and an optimized look, it costs $79.99 which is not too unreasonable; especially when you always want to look good while working out. As for its features, the device notes the total distance you cover, counts your steps, and is even waterproof.
3) LuMee Duo iPhone Case
While $70 for a phone case does sound expensive, the moment Kim Kardashian began to rave about the LuMee Duo iPhone case, social media influencers were head over heels in love with it. Dim lighting or no lighting at all? This LuMee case lights up your iPhone from all four corners. Now there will no longer be a bad selfie day for you ever again.
4) Mira Bracelet
Its futuristic design makes the Mira Bracelet look a lot like the MI Band 3 but the price tag is nowhere near. For $169, you are getting a smart bracelet with a design that will match your evening party wear or your workout tracksuit. The fitness tracker allows you to track your calories, distance covered and the number of steps you have taken throughout the day.
5) Rebecca Minkoff Always On Power Tassel Keychain
This Rebecca Minkoff tassel keychain is more than a charm for your bag or purse. A USB power cable is connected to the keychain so whenever you are dreading low battery, you can simply connect the charging cable to your smartphone and charge away, but this time in style.
6) Kate Spade Selfie Button
If a USB keychain was not unbelievable enough, designer Kate Spade released a keychain with a selfie button – a gadget that turned so many heads, it is no longer in stock on major eCommerce sites. The Selfie Button will fit perfectly on your bag, purse or even your smartphone’s case. So, say goodbye to blurry selfies once and for all.
7) Kate Spade Activity Tracker Bangle
Despite being a luxury brand, Kate Spade has contributed its fair share in the domain of Wearable Tech. Another great product by the brand is the Kate Spade Activity Tracker Bangle. While it has a fancy appeal to it, the bangle lets you track your daily sleep cycles and app notifications. It is integrated with Bluetooth so you can control both your smartphone’s camera and music apps.
8) Fitbit Flex 2 Small Bangle
So you thought Fitbit only made fitness trackers in boring design? Guess you were wrong. Fitbit released the Flex 2 Small Bangle priced at $90. The sleek design of the bangle makes you wonder why it’s expensive. But the bangle is made of 22-karat gold and its center holds the same tracking device as used in most Fitbit fitness trackers.
The world of Wearable Tech and gadgets is still new to many. Some have accepted these devices as a fashion statement while some others require time to fully accept wearable gadgets based on their usability. Most of the devices mentioned are either visually alike or offer similar features. Nevertheless, it’s an industry that is likely to flourish exponentially in the coming years.