It’s pretty self-explanatory really; wearable tech is electronic technology which is, well, wearable. Usually working alongside a smartphone, wearable tech can provide constant and convenient access to your device.
With a range of different wearable’s available, choosing which ones right for you can be daunting. Each has their own set of unique features to serve different needs. Take a look below and see which wearable best suits you.
The smartwatch is perhaps the most popular wearable tech available, arriving in a range of different styles with a whole load of fantastic features. Most sync up with your smartphone and allow you receive messages, calls and notifications straight from your wrist.
Working alongside smartphones featuring Android 4.3 or higher, Android Wear arrives with an array of great apps. Control your smartwatch by saying “Okay Google” and ask it anything you need to know. Android Wear will even plan your morning commute out for you and provide step by step navigation.
Tizen is Samsung’s take on the smartwatch and it comes equipped with a terrific set of features. Hands-free is handled through S Voice whilst WatchOn turns your smartwatch into a universal TV remote. You can even sync music to your watch, making it perfect for entertainment on the move.
The Apple Watch brings SIRI to your wrist and allows you to easily answer calls or dictate messages. Have fun with Digital Touch and connect with other Apple Watch wearers by sending them a quick sketch. It even has a custom sensor that can track your heart rate which is great for fitness fans.
Whether you’re looking to track your daily exercise regime, see how many calories you’ve burnt or even monitor your sleep habits, fitness bands are perfect for those who like to manage their health. Some bands even let you share your fitness achievements and challenge friends to a competition through social media.
Whether you are calling, texting or emailing, it can all be done from your wrist. Make a note of any appointments without the need of a calendar, set location-based or time-based reminders and even receive flight information before you get to the airport.
Not simply great for organisation, wearers can make use of navigation technology to discover new places whilst GPS on the Gear S enables exercise logging without the assistance of a smartphone. Use Voice Search to find out the answers to any questions and glance at the weather before a big day out.
Extravagantly luxurious, the Moto 360 is a circular wonder with a custom made OLED display. Whether you’re left or right handed makes no difference thanks to its clever orientation-free design.
With access to 3G, 2G, Bluetooth and WiFi, the Samsung Gear S features a SIM slot so you don’t have to pair it with a smartphone. You can even use WatchOn to control your TV from your wrist, how cool.
Use Gear Fit Manager to organise both your personal schedule and your workouts, and you’ll be looking as sleek as the 1.84 inch Super AMOLED display in no time.