Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wearable Tech Meets Fashion and Style

This year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has set the stage for 2015’s predicted technological trends. According to top analysts from Gartner, IDC and Forrester, one of the trends is the technological devices that marry fashion and style with the ability to integrate into your daily living. Wearable technology gives us the ability to quantify ourselves, document our lives, create new realities and express ourselves in new and exciting ways.

(The LG G Watch R) 

Ben Hammersley, a British technologist, journalist and author, sums up the future of wearable technology better than most, saying: “Wearables are truly upon us…from the basements of the 70s, to the desks of the 80s, the laps of the 90s, the front rooms of the noughties and the pockets of the twenty-teens. The next stop in this constant progression: if not in, then definitely on the body.”   

Wearable technology is not a new concept but it is one that has gained a lot of traction and is rumoured to see some of the more traditional forms of technology losing ground. Designed to interact with the user without much effort, wearable technology looks to incorporate style, fashion and the ability to track every aspect of your life.

LG has been ahead of the curve and the results are evident in their G Watch R, which is the world’s first watch-style wearable device to feature a full-circle Plastic OLED (P-OLED) display that utilises 100% of its display. With Android Wear at its core, the G Watch R delivers essential information through voice recognition notifications. Coupled with the LG Health and fitness apps, users have their health stats at their fingertips and won’t miss a beat with important reminders of missed calls and messages, upcoming meetings, events, and local weather forecasts. 

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