The future of wearable tech is diversifying each year and is going way beyond the scope of step counting to possibly detecting cancer and mental illness as well as neurodegenerative diseases. While medical detection devices may still be a few years off, there have been significant advances since this technology came to the masses in the early 2000s. Years later, what matters most to people is that it’s got to be both highly useful and highly wearable. Some of the top manufacturers are stepping up their game, creating useful tech that is also stylish. Whether you’re looking for fitness tech, safety devices or wearable computer technology, here are six must have wearable tech gadgets to add to your life.
Under Armour Gemini 3 RE smart shoes
If you’re not a fan of jewelry, tech-connected shoes may be more your style. The Under Armour Gemini 3 RE smart shoes allow you to track fitness levels with the tech hidden inside the soles of the shoes. The soles contain an accelerometer that records your running metrics and saves all the data through Bluetooth connectivity that’s viewable in an app. The shoes also feature a pre-run jump test to measure how ready your body is to perform. An ideal feature if you’ve just signed up for a marathon.
It started back in 2015 with a simple wristband that monitored your daily steps and heart rate…then the Apple Watch happened. Now, new fitness gadgets need to be top class if they want to grab (and keep) our attention. The Misfit Ray delivers. Stylish enough to dress it up or down, it automatically tracks your steps, distance and calories. It may also help you sleep better by tracking your light and restful sleep patterns. You’ll never miss a beat with the vibration alerts for your incoming calls and texts, movement reminders and alarms. With the touch of a button, you can control your connected household devices from your wrist. It’s swim-proof with an anodized aluminum cylinder and multi coloured LED progress display. It’s non-charging, replaceable batteries last up to four months.