Wearable tech is said to be the next big thing in tech. The wearable tech industry may still be in its infancy, but there’s certainly a growing interest in it this holiday season and the manufacturers are coming up with better and interesting devices. Google’s 2013 Holiday Shopper Intentions report shows an increase of 100% in the number of searches for wearable tech since the start of the year.
Here are the best 6 wearable tech ideas for the holiday season. All the devices mentioned have been tested by us or our friends and family members. Their opinion was the biggest criteria in narrowing down the list to top 6 wearable tech items.
Have you thought about how much of life goes missing from your memories? Many fantastic and special moments become blurred together after a while and it feels like life just rushes by, too fast for us to grasp. Founded by six Swedish serial entrepreneurs in 2012, Narrative Clip is a wearable camera able to create a continuous life log for the user.
Narrative Camera is currently in preorder, with shipping expected for January 2014.
Fitbit Flex is arguably the best wearable tech device in the market right now. Fitbit Flex is slim, stylish device, which you can wear all the time and get the motivation you need to get out and be more active. It tracks steps, distance, and calories burned and shows you how you’re stacking up against your daily goals. At night, it tracks your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and wakes you silently in the morning. Access your stats anytime on your computer, tablet, or from smartphones – both iPhone and Android. Flex is your perfect companion, and stays with you everywhere – even in the shower.
Samsung Galaxy Gear extends the smartphone experience to your wrist and keeps you updated with glance notifications, so you can keep up with calls, texts and emails. The sleek wearable device features a full metal body design and a comfortable strap. It runs its own apps and is wirelessly connected to a Galaxy user’s smartphone so that it can show a user’s updates, like email or texts, on the smartwatch screen. It also has built-in sensors so that it can double as an activity tracker.
Samsung Galaxy Gear retails for $299.
If you’ve picked up some poor posture habits at work, LUMOback will help you correct them. Wear this waistband around your midsection and wait for a vibration that notifies you when you’re slouching. When synced with your compatible iOS device, LUMOback keeps track of your daily activities, too, such as the number of steps you take, how long you sit, calories burned and sleep habits. LUMOback is available today for $149.95.
Exercising with Sensoria smart socks means learning more about your body and how to achieve your goals. When you sit down for too long Sensoria will let you know. Time to stand up and move. You’ll be able to experience workouts tailored to your body that take in account the impact of terrain, foot striking, posture and cadence. When you go home you won’t just look at pretty charts; you’ll be able to analyze in detail what you have done well, for how long and what action you can take to get to the next level. Your personal time machine for fitness.