Wearable IT Devices in the Spotlight: 10 Models Pioneering the Market
Wearable technology has become one of the most important trends in the mobile industry lately, due mainly to the excitement generated by speculation surrounding Apple's iWatch and Google's Glass. The two major companies have shone a light on a marketplace that has, for the last several years, been trying to get into the spotlight. The attention that Google and Apple have gotten has also revealed that a number of smaller wearable device makers, such as Pebble, are trying to demonstrate that this is a viable market. But with wearable technology starting to reach the market so people can see what these devices can do, some people might be thinking about which devices they would consider buying. After all, most folks haven't spent much time analyzing wearable technology, and finding the kind of products that would make them more productive and maybe even a bit cooler with their friends isn't as simple as one might think. This eWEEK slide show will present some of the wearable technology that is either in development or starting to reach the market, as well as discuss what they can do. Not all of the products are available right now, but most, if not all, will be by the end of the year. Take a look to see which ones might be worth checking out.
Google Glass is arguably the most exciting wearable technology product out there. The glasses, which are still in development and undergoing testing, will enable users to snap photos with a simple "take a picture" command, as well as tell them the time or give them directions to a particular location. The glasses are fully voice-activated, and judging by the pictures and videos Google has offered, they're awfully cool.