Google might have retreated with its Google Glass, but wearable tech finally seems to be poised enough to burst into the mainstream. Such products were previously limited to the athletically minded people who were the first adopters of this kind of technology. According to predictions of some experts, sales of global wearables are anticipated to jump from 28 million units in 2014 to 184 million by 2018 and the biggest leap is expected to take place in 2015. Juniper Research is more optimistic and has reported that the global revenues from wearable gadgets will hit $54.2 billion by 2019, a nearly 15-fold increase from 2014. Have a quick look at some of the latest and hottest wearable tech gadgets launched this year.
- Apple Watch: If there is one wearable gadget that is always worth watching, it’s Apple. The Apple Watch is predicted to account for around 25% of the entire wearable market in 2015. It will be available in three different versions and Apple is endorsing this product a fitness and health device. Apple has shown a number of demos, including unlocking hotel rooms at SPG properties, being able to locate your BMW in a crowded parking lot and getting push updates. This Watch will start at $349 and it will move higher.
- Fitbit Surge & Charge: Fitbit was previously a leader in the wearable gadget industry and in spite of a setback in 2014; it will be back this year with its flagship product named Force. In 2015 it has introduced 2 fitness trackers, the Surge and the Charge. The Surge has a GPS tracker, caller ID and music controls and it also features a watch on the face. After getting complaints on rashes, Fitbit had to recall a device in 2014 and they’re coming with user-friendly products.
- Skully Motorcycle Helmet: Can you think of the best features of Google Glass in a motorcycle helmet? Skully is the name of this helmet type and it hopes to offer almost everything that Google Glass could provide you with. Skully is equipped with a display, a 180 degree rear-view camera and GPS navigation. This helmet is DOT-approved and it allows you voice-control your music and phone. Skully has been given the price tag of $1500.
- Tag Heuer Smartwatch: This luxury watchmaker has confirmed its plan to take a leap forward into the smartwatch category. Although they have not shown a complete list of the attractive features, they’re still thinking of adding more. GPS features and health monitoring are definitely going to be included in this watch.
Hence, if you’re gadget-freak who is ready to spend your dollars on the latest wearable gadgets of 2015, you can take into account the list mentioned above. Just make sure you pay the best competitive price while buying it and take good care of it too.