Wearable Tech: From Functional to Stylish
Wearable technology is a reality today, and these devices, or ‘wearable’s’, are becoming more and more prevalent. One of the most recent major developments is to make these cutting edge pieces more fashionable; while there is definitely still a large demographic that prefers typically geeky and clunky accessories, sleeker and more refined designs allow for a more understated and elegant look.
Devices that enable connectivity, and thus access to email, social media, online casinos and anything else people might want to do while they are on the go, often roll out new technological and aesthetic designs, but there are many other areas where fashion and technology are meeting too.
Wearable Watches for the Next Generation
Respected designer Michael Kors has released Michael Kors Access smartwatches, and Swarovski has collaborated with tech company Misfit to create the Shine Bracelet and Watch. This crystal-accessory comes with several different bands, and co-ordinates with a smartphone app to track fitness and monitor sleep. Its watch function seems to be especially appealing to users and simply tapping the crystal twice will reveal a watch interface.
Many other major fashion brands, such as Fossil and Guess, are also releasing smartwatches, while the Apple Watch 2, Pebble Time Around and Samsung Gear 2 are evidence that the major technological powerhouses of the world are making their smartwatches more fashionable, at the same time as they become more functional. All of these developments in the arena of what is probably the most basic wearable unit definitely prove that fashion-technology hybrids are not going anywhere.