Top 5 Must-Have Wearable Tech Designs
Here are my top 5 picks of must-have fashion tech designs:
If you hate getting tangled up in cell phone head set wires then devices like the LG Bluetooth wireless headset is for you. These head phones look more like an intergalactic, space-aged necklace that you wear around your neck but in fact, users can make phone calls and stream music via Spotify, Pandora or playlists that exist on the cell phone itself. And, the sound quality is superb. We have stage and screen actress, Hedy Lamarr, to thank for creating the early codes for technology that is now used in wireless Bluetooth devices today.
Have a habit of misplacing things like keys, a wallet or even the remote control? Then perhaps a few "Tiles" would help. Tile (Gen2) item finders look like unassuming little plastic chips however, they double as miniature tracking devices that can be embedded or attached to items like luggage in the event that it gets lost or stolen. No larger than the size of a 1" x 1" square, tiles are also powered by wireless Bluetooth technology. They are sold in a packs of 4 and can help to recover items by sound ping, map or receiving an alert by phone ringback. Pretty cool!
Activity bands aren't just for measuring steps anymore. Users can also measure overall fitness by gauging sleep pattern, caloric intake and other behavioral habits. What used to look like just a thick rubber band on the wrist has been transformed into an uber trendy bangle by Jawbone UP3. Fitness tracker bands should not be submerged in water but they are at least "splash proof". The Jawbone3 is even on Oprah's Nice List as one her "Favorite Things for 2015".
Leave it to Marc Jacobs to come up with a line of hip metallic cell phone cases in ombre finishes, embossed silver tones and rose gold foil that make your phone look like delicate bars of precious metal. Be forewarned, while these stunningly shiny cases look absolutely gorgeous, they are not for the clumsy so handle with care. This way you can enjoy your heavy metals for awhile to come.
No wardrobe would be complete without a pair of fashionable tech gloves. Who wants to get frost bitten fingers just to answer or make a call? Tech gloves like those sold by Isotoner SmarTouch Thinsulate Gloves and Ugg's Smart Gloves have unique technology that allows wearers to swipe phone screens, dial and press letters as if no glove was being worn at all. I don't know how they do it. I've used tech gloves since last year and am totally hooked. If you've not been naughty but nice, ask Santa to get you a pair of tech gloves if you get nothing else this year.
Susan Van Brackle